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According to a 2008 NY Times article, psychologists in Britain and the U.S. reported a number of people experiencing “Truman Syndrome” or “The Truman Show delusion” - the belief that they are the unwitting star of their own reality-TV show. Reportedly, many of those afflicted have specifically mentioned the film while in therapy. More recently, on Sept. 16, 2013, the detailed account of one Ohio student who suffered for years from the Truman Show delusion is documented in the New Yorker magazine article, “Unreality Star”, by Andrew Marantz. [ 1 / 2 / 3 ]

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-John Doe (Kevin Spacey)

Seven (1995) Directed by David Fincher, Screenplay by Andrew Kevin Walker

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Virginia Woolf’s suicide note, written to her husband, Leonard.

At 11.30am, the weather in Sussex, England, is brisk, the sun shining. The large stones are smooth in her hands. Solid and heavy in her pocket. The bulge from her coat. Though she found herself in this exact position days ago, standing by the river, ready to end her life, she failed. She returned home drenched, shivering from the cold. But today she knows what to do. Today she has the rocks. Leaving her walking stick by the bank, she proceeds slowly, purposefully into the River Ouse. The water is cold and numbing. She moves farther and farther into the high tide until she is part of the river. Until the voices in her head are silenced. She no longer hears a chorus of birds singing in Greek or King Edward VII spewing obscenities. There will be no more migraines, insomnia, shaking of hands, loss of words, or feelings of inadequacy. The water enters her mouth and lungs and engulfs her airways. Until she is unable to breathe.

It took three weeks for her bloated body to be found.

She met her husband, Leonard Woolf, a writer, through the Bloomsbury group, which comprise important twentieth-century authors who lived in or near London. Instantly smitten, Leonard proposed to her three different times. They married in 1912. While her family grew unsympathetic of Virginias mental state, it was Leonard who took care of her for the twenty years of their relationship. Though he didn’t know she had a mental disorder when he married her, he not only accepted the role of caretaker, but excelled at it. Married to Virginia only a year when her third breakdown occurred, he became her memory, recording in journals her every emotion, feeling, and action.

Virginia’s relationship with her husband was more of a deep, intense friendship than the traditional sexual relationship sought by most couples. Sexually abused by a half-brother when she was five or six, and again by another brother as a teenager, she found solace in women and had several lesbian affairs, most notably with poet-novelist Vita Sackville-West. From the mid-1940 through New Year, the ramifications from the Second World War started to affect Southern England. Air raids and the mounting threat of the Nazi invasion worsened Virginia’s unstable state. She was concerned that Leonard, a Jew, would be taken away, that they would be separated. They decided that should a German attack happen, they would shut their garage door and commit suicide together with a lethal dose of morphine.

Leonard’s last responsibilities were to identify her body and have her cremated. He buried her cremated remains in their garden.

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A Great Big Pile of Leaves' FANTASTIC debut LP Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex? — re-issued on vinyl for the first time since originally being released via Sinking Ships Records back in 2010 and subsequently out of print — is available now through us as a beautiful double-LP with gatefold packaging and insert! Pre-orders are up now!

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