Cognitivist. Historian. Gray. Anointed with "the power" by eminent continental philosopher Slavoj Zizek. Check it out.
In a recent online essay, I survey some major ways in which people thinking about cinema have floated psychological explanations for filmmakers' creative choices. I would welcome feedback and discussion on the SCSMI Forum.
David Bordwell checking in here, with a few memories and reflections, and the paper I would have presented had I been able to attend.