Originally Posted by wmcclain
Might that be A DANGEROUS METHOD
Yes sir, that's the one.
On the eve of World War I, Zurich and Vienna are the setting for a dark tale of sexual and intellectual discovery. Drawn from true-life events, A DANGEROUS METHOD explores the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung, his mentor Sigmund Freud and Sabina Spielrein, the beautiful but disturbed young woman who comes between them. Sensuality, ambition and deceit set the scene for the pivotal moment when Jung, Freud and Sabina come together and split apart, forever changing the face of modern thought.
An impressive cast with Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel and Sarah Gadon. Directed by David Cronenberg. Music by Howard Shore. Based on a book A Most Dangerous Method
written by John Kerr (1994) and a play by Christopher Hampton who also did the screenplay for the movie.
First off this is unlike anything I've seen Cronenberg do. He plays it fairly straightforward and of course the story is dialog driven. Like most people I have a basic understanding of who Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud were and their importance in psychoanalysis however I knew nothing at all about Sabina Spielrein who was important in her own right.
I had this film in my Netflix queue for quite a while and finally got around to watching it this past week. I'm sorry I put it off for so long. It's a really interesting movie with great acting but the subject matter was not going to have audiences flocking to see it and the movie only had a limited domestic release. Recommended. 8/10.
-GEdited by Mr.G - 4/12/13 at 9:52am