AT BEST ECLECTIC
A DANGEROUS METHOD
It's a David Cronenberg directed film and that says a lot. Christopher Hampton did the screen play and that says more.
It is a brilliant script. Intelligent, significant conversation and dialogue throughout. The story line traces the relationship and separation of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, so by nature the plot line is intricate, nuanced and measured against reality.
Michael Fassbender as Jung, Viggo Mortensen as Freud and Kiera Knightly as Sabina Spielrein are superb, though Knightly is more than that. She plays a woman in the throes of madness and does so vividly. But her character comes under treatment of Jung and subsequently has a relationship with him and is healed. She goes on to become a psychoanalyst of her own renown.
It is a lush period piece, beautifully shot and designed, and provides a glimpse into the nature of Freudian and Jungian schools of thought about mental illness and treatment.
I don't mean to be snobby, but this is clearly a thinking person's film, although entertaining as well as illuminating.
SOMETHING ELSE FOR WEEKEND
DEEP THINKING AND CONTEMPLATION
TWO VERSIONS OF LEONARD COHEN'S HALLELUJAH
AND NOW ANOTHER VERSION
Do you have a favorite?
Why the different interpretations?
The scenes of Yellow
Oxalis and mustard have begun to spread over the
Spring is here in California.
And the Friday Lunch Flash Mob continues to "enrich"
the weekly scene at San Simeon.
Other than announcement signs
we've added a large umbrella.
Enjoy the weekend.
See you down the trail.