tv film reference

Mental Illness Films & Docs
  • OC87: This film depicts the rocky career of Bud Clayman and its interruption by obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • Prozac Nation: This film shows the struggles of Elizabeth Wurtzel suffering from major depression. 
  • Of Two Minds: This film weaves together the stories of several Americans suffering from bipolar disorder. 
  • Strange Voices: This is a television film about schizophrenia. 
  • Side Effects: This film deals with suicide. 
  • The Soloist (STRONGLY RECOMMENDED): This absolutely heart-wrenching film is so amazing, and it follows the story of a homeless man suffering from schizophrenia. 
  • Girl, Interrupted: This film portrays the mind of a young girl after her attempted suicide.
  • Molly: This film tells the story of a woman with autism. 
  • Ben X: This film follows a boy with Asperger’s. 
  • Silver Linings Playbook: This fairly new film depicts a love story between two people with bipolar disorder.
  • Still Alice: This heart-wrenching story follows Alice, a woman who has Alzheimer’s disease.
  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story: This story follows the events after an attempt of suicide.
  • The Three Faces of Eve: This film deals with dissociate identity disorder.
  • Sybil (STRONGLY RECOMMENDED): This true story is an account of a young woman’s battle with paranoid schizophrenia. 
  • The Aviator: This film depicts a man battling his obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • I Never Promised You A Rose Garden: This film follows a young girl with schizophrenia. 
  • Wristcutters: A Love Story: This film deals with self-harm and suicide.

A thing I really can’t get in Muggleborn Headcanons is why should every single one of them follow the same TV show/film.

Like, I just imagine some Muggleborn Ravenclaw girls talking about Sherlock and immediately a Muggleborn Slytherin boy shows up and looks them dead in the eyes and mutters “Supernatural, girls. Supernatural.” and just walks away like nothing happened. And one of the girls has a crush on him so she asks him to tell her about “this Supernatural thing” and the boy’s eyes shine in excitement.

Or a little first year Muggleborn Hufflepuff girl screaming when she sees a sixth year girl walking around the Common Room in sweatpants and an Avenger’s shirt and shouting “The X-Men are better!” and the other one just smirking while quoting Tony’s Stark jokes every now and then and dressing up as The Black Widow for Halloween and the two eventually becoming friends and having film marathons during summer breaks.

And I can definitely imagine two Muggleborn Gryffindor boys arguing over who is the best diva in Glee and you can hear shouts of “KURT FREAKING HUMMEL DRESSED UP AS DAMNED LADY GAGA IS THE BEST THING EVER” and “DON’T YOU DARE TELL ME RACHEL IS NOT A DIVA, SHE IS THE FREAKING DIVA-QUEEN” and then the Head Boy comes in screaming “WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING HERE, FOR MELIN’S SAKE DON’T YOU TWO BLOODY IDIOTS KNOW THAT THE ONLY REAL DIVA IS SUE SYLVESTER” and both boys just going completely silent and nodding with their heads down.

Sleep perchance a Dream is written on a boat in the junkyard, it comes from Hamlet’s famous ‘To be, or not to be’ soliloquy. In it Hamlet contemplates the death of his father and possibly committing suicide. It seems oddly fitting to find a reference to it in a place that Chloe often hangs out.

To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether ‘tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep
No more; and by a sleep, to say we end
The Heart-ache, and the thousand Natural shocks
That Flesh is heir to? 'Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep,
To sleep, perchance to Dream; aye, there’s the rub,
For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come,