Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Looking forward to Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method

Set on the eve of World War I, A Dangerous Method is based on the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung, his mentor Sigmund Freud, and Sabina Spielrein, the troubled but beautiful young woman who comes between them.

The film directed by David Cronenberg ( A History Of Violence, The Fly ) and starring Viggo Mortensen as Freud, Michael Fassbender as Jung and Keira Knightley as Sabina. The film also co-stars Vincent Cassel and Sarah Gordon.

The upcoming historical biopic, the screenplay was adapted by Academy Award-winning writer Christopher Hampton from his 2002 stage play The Talking Cure, itself based on the 1993 non-fiction book by John Kerr, A Most Dangerous Method.

The film marks the third collaboration between Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises). This is also the third film British film producer Jeremy Thomas has made with Cronenberg, after together completing the William Burroughs adaptation Naked Lunch and the J. G. Ballard adaptation Crash.

Usual Cronenberg director of photography Peter Suschitzky handled the cinematography and past Oscar winning composer Howard Shore providing the musical score. No set release date so far but the film will be released next year.

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Started to really pay attention to film ( movies ) what was going on in front of the camera, but more interestingly, behind it as well at about as far back as age 10. Motion pictures ( when good ) are a fascinating medium. All the work and prep that goes into filmmaking. It's an amazing process !