- "developing a theory that satisfactorily combines the essential insights of both
Marx and Freud. Johnston is convinced that the method for developing such a
theory is to be found in semiology and structuralism. Asserting the need for a
more “scientific” approach to feminist criticism, Johnston attempts to combine a
neo-Marxist view of art with insights from Metz and semiology in general.", " On the other hand, Johnston is influenced by the work of Louis Althusser, (3) who sees ideology as a series of
representations and images and thereby linked to the unconscious." - http://www.ejumpcut.org/archive/onlinessays/jc12-13folder/britfemtheory.html
With both quotes containing refurences to Freud, one being use of his name directly and the other the mention of "the unconscious" which is a key part of Freudian theory.
- "Still, writers in feminist film theory commonly assume Mulvey's basic parameters
and take some version of psychoanalytic theory as a desideratum. Key issues are
often seen only in terms of some refinement or qualification of psychoanalytic
theory. Thus Barbara Creed's book The Monstrous-Feminine argues that the fact
that women in horror films are often not victims but monsters "necessitates a
rereading of key aspects of Freudian theory, particularly his theory of the
Oedipus complex and castration crisis." [Creed 1993]" - http://www.uh.edu/~cfreelan/courses/femfilm.html
Talking about contemporary feminist film theory, clearly stating the use of psychoanalyisis and Freud.