Human thermodynamics films

In films, human thermodynamic films are movies based on derivatives or variations of human thermodynamic theory, biographies of human thermodynamic pioneers and their work, or human chemistry and its connection to human chemical thermodynamics, etc., Some of these are listed below:


1962Freud (1962 film)Freud A semi-biographical depiction of Austrian psychologist Sigmund Freud during his formative years 1885-1990 (age 29-34) when he began to develop his psychodynamic concepts, later elaborated fully in his now-famous Id, Ego, Superego on the 'mental thermodynamics' of the ego and the forces that act on it in the context of the subconscious. [1]

The period follows the 1874 publication of Freud's first-year adviser was German physiologist Ernst Brücke's Lectures on Physiology, which supposed that all living organisms are energy-systems governed by the first law of thermodynamics, which states, in effect, that the total amount of energy in any given physical system is always constant, that energy quanta can be changed but not annihilated, and consequently that when energy is moved from one part of the system it must reappear in another part.
1973The ExorcistThe ExorcistThe inspiration behind the character of Father Merrin, in the best seller 1971 book The Exorcist (and followup 1973 film), was Pierre Teilhard; and parts of the plot were themed on Teilhard’s theory of evil (or the existence of Satan) in the world possibly being Lucifer [or matter-energy spirit] working out his [or its] salvation through the process of physical evolution ending in Teilhard’s omega point theory.
1996Elective Affinities (1996) (s)Elective Affinities
(Le affinità elettive)
A French-Italian rewrite of German polymath Johann von Goethe’s 1809 Elective Affinities.
1997Good Will HuntingGood Will HuntingBased on the life of American prodigy William Sidis and specifically on the incident in which after he was arrested for assaulting an officer and sentenced to year and half jail, he was paroled on the condition that he be locked in his father's psychiatric asylum for one year, during which time he wrote his 1920 magnum opus The Animate and the Inanimate, which presents an entropy reversal theory of life.
1999Sexual Chemistry (1999 film)Sexual Chemistry: Chemistry 101 Was Never Like This?A metaphor or analogy themed on terms such as 'sexual chemistry' or 'sexual temperature'?
1999The MatrixThe MatrixThe three required reading books, which had to be read by the actors before the script was opened, were: Jean Baudrillard’s 1981 book Simulacra and Simulation, Kevin Kelly’s 1994 book Out of Control, and Dylan Evans’ 1999 Introducing Evolutionary Psychology (evolutionary psychology).
2006The Celestine Prophecy (2006 film)The Celestine ProphecyBased on James Redfield's 1993 book by the same title; which structured, in part, on the psychodynamic theory of Eric Berne's 1964 best-seller The Games People Play; discusses how all relationships function as means to get energy, via transformations, power, etc.

1. Freud: the Secret Passion – Wikipedia.
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