qatsi (qatsi) wrote,

Like buses, the interesting films seem to have come all at once just now. Last night we went to see A Dangerous Method. Cronenberg isn't a director that would draw me to a film; rather, I thought this was an interesting subject. As part of Reading Science Week, there was a talk before the film, which highlighted inter alia the different ethical standards of the time (that apparently allowed Jung to conduct an affair with a (questionably former) patient) and the rather obvious statement that the "talking method" was in many ways just a secular reinvention of endemic religious confessional traditions. The settings - mostly around Zurich and Vienna - were beautiful; of the characters, I felt Freud was portrayed most sympathetically, though the professional relationships all seemed to fall in a category I would describe as abrasive.
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