Freud is widely misunderstood and misrepresented, and the Oedipus complexes portrayed in TV dramas are quite different from the Oedipus complex set out in The Interpretation of Dreams. However, there is little denying his concepts remain the subject of widespread public fascination. His ideas are reflected in movies and TV as varied as Hitchcock’s 1945 film Spellbound, Sopranos, Big Bang Theory, MAS*H, Bill and Ted’s Excellent adventure and all of Woody Allen’s films – an act in itself problematic. Or indeed anything featuring a repressed memory, a dream sequence or a character with incestuous impulses.
[P1] Freud's beliefs are portrayed onscreen, often inaccurately.