Tag: William Friedkin

Inherited Trauma and Jewish Themes in ‘Ghost Stories’

“Finally facing the ghost actually releases the tension. And so, it is only by facing a trauma like the Holocaust that future generations can begin to relieve its effects.”

Jack Ascending: Nicholson’s 1980s

“There has always been a conflict at play in Nicholson’s screen presence: between ‘Nicholson’ and ‘Jack.’ The desire to be taken seriously and the lure of the riotous Jack persona have always done battle across his decades of stardom.”