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date: 07 August 2020

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This chapterexamines the relevance of psychoanalysis, subjectivity, and apparatus theory to film music studies. It explains that psychoanalysis provides the theory of subjectivity of the formation of social subjects, while critical use of psychoanalysis is unconcerned with clinical treatment and is interested in turning psychoanalysis back on itself in order to examine how it formulates the norm. It considers the relevant works of philosopher and cultural critic SlavojŽižek and Jean-Louis Baudry, who developed the idea ofcinematic apparatus.

Keywords: film music studies, psychoanalysis, subjectivity, apparatus theory, SlavojŽižek, Jean-Louis Baudry

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