28 December 2016

The Return of Stephen Normal

In addition to Carrie Fisher going into cardiac arrest a couple days before Christmas and then passing away two days after Christmas Day, Argentine film director and writer Eliseo Alberto Subiela passed away on Christmas Day. Eliseo Subiela wrote and directed the 1986 movie Hombre mirando al sudeste (Man Facing Southeast), which was featured in this music video by the fictitious character Dr. Stephen I. Normal:

Carrie Fisher

The news of Carrie Fisher going into cardiac arrest a couple days before Christmas followed by her death yesterday was rather disturbing within the psychiatric survivor community, particularly the ECT survivor community. I admit that I tend to live under a rock and don’t pay very much attention to news concerning movie stars and the entertainment industry in general. Nonetheless, Carrie was briefly mentioned on this blog a year and a half ago. She also became a topic of discussion at the beginning of December in some online forums I belong to. These discussions led me to write the following email to my daughters on December 6th: