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“  He says he doesn’t want to go on.”  ……….. ”Please continue.”

 

The following DESCRIPTION OF MOVIE [ In Full ] is written by:  Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing:  Yale University, 1961.   Stanley Milgram (Peter Sarsgaard, Blue Jasmine, Jarhead) designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger (Jim Gaffigan) strapped into a chair in another room.

Subjects are told it’s about memory, but the experiment is really about conformity, conscience and free will.   Despite his pleas for mercy, the majority of subjects don’t stop the experiment, administering what they think is a near-fatal electric shock, simply because they’ve been told to do so.   With Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial airing in living rooms across America, Milgram strikes a nerve in popular culture and the scientific community with his exploration into people’s tendency to comply with authority.

Celebrated in some circles, he is also accused of being a deceptive, manipulative monster, but his wife Sasha (Winona Ryder) stands by him through it all. Experimenter invites us inside Milgram’s whirring mind in this bracing portrait of a brilliant man whose conscience and creative spirit continue to be resonant, poignant and inspirational.   Written and directed by Michael Almereyda (Nadja, Hamlet).

::::   Until Next time: à Donf   ::::

Dr Lawana R Lofton, PsyDDr. Lawana R. Lofton, PsyD – Psychologist with one simple goal of making concepts of psychology accessible. || Follow on Twitter  @lrlofton    Read Psychological Précipice:  The Psychological Pursuit To Find The Best In You  on Amazon.   If you have not read it yet, I highly recommend it.

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