Some notes on seeing A Dangerous Method:
I hate Keira Knightley usually but I thought she acted quite well in this.
I liked how her contortions of emotional pain were exactly the same expressions in tone, as when she was approaching orgasm due to the beatings from Jung.
The portrayal of female masochism as a result of childhood ‘abuse’ was predictably lame, though I thought. Isn’t sado-masochism really a NORMAL part of sexuality?
Also Fassbender/Jung just was not believable as a ‘dominant’ man but is any man?
I also thought that she ‘recovered’ rather too straightforwardly with her recovery being signified by marriage and pregnancy.
The actor who played Freud made it for me he was very convincing. He had a presence I imagine Freud would have had. He also showed that Freud may have been a difficult man.
As I said to you before, my favourite scene was on the boat where Freud refused to tell Jung his dream because it would undermine his ‘authority’. How apt.