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Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender Go Vintage for 'A Dangerous Method'

July 06, 2010 04:31:37 GMT

Sporting old-fashioned style, the depicters of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung are seen chatting and strolling down the park of the Belvedere in Austria during the filming.


Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender Go Vintage for 'A Dangerous Method'
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First look at Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud and Michael Fassbender as Carl Jung in "A Dangerous Method" has been obtained in form of on-set pictures. Taken during the filming in the park of the Belvedere in Austria, the images capture the two men sporting old-fashioned style to portray their respective characters.

Mortensen grows his graying beard while Fassbender sports a mustache. They additionally have short haircuts and don formal black and while outfit, with the "Jonah Hex" actor wearing glasses. Some of the photos which can be seen on TT also give a look at Keira Knightley as Sabina Spielrein.

Based on the play "The Talking Cure" by Christopher Hampton and drawn from true-life events, the film centers its story 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. Into the mix comes Otto Gross (Vincent Cassel), a debauched patient who is determined to push the boundaries.

David Cronenberg serves behind the lens for this drama, which began shooting in May. Beside filmed in Austria, the production of the movie was also located in German and Switzerland. This Jeremy Thomas-produced flick is slated for 2011 release but the exact date has not been set yet.

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posted by Bazooka jane on Aug 01, 2010
viggo is a fantastic actor, & he will put so much of himself into every artistic work he does! vanity is not in his vocabulary ! love his poetry, art, first noticed him in "the prophecy" as satan whoa... id watch him go grocery shopping !xx
posted by sueq on Jul 24, 2010
It looks as though Viggo is wearing brown contacts as well...he looks curiously like a younger Dennis Hopper, who was Viggo's friend and passed recently....
posted by whocares on Jul 16, 2010
So who cares? Doesn't Viggo look like an aging, bloated alcoholic when they take photos of him without make-up and lights?
posted by bmsecond on Jul 07, 2010
True story: Jung’s interest in synchronicity and the paranormal rankled the strict materialist, Freud; he condemned Jung for wallowing in what he called the “black tide of the mud of occultism.” Just two years earlier, during a visit to Freud in Vienna, Jung had attempted to defend his beliefs and sparked a heated debate. Freud’s skepticism remained calcified as ever, causing him to dismiss Jung’s paranormal leanings, “in terms of so shallow a positivism,” recalls Jung, “that I had difficulty in checking the sharp retort on the tip of my tongue.” A shocking synchronistic event followed. Jung writes in his memoirs: While Freud was going on this way, I had a curious sensation. It was as if my diaphragm were made of iron and were becoming red-hot — a glowing vault. And at that moment there was such a loud report in the bookcase, which stood right next to us, that we both started up in alarm, fearing the thing was going to topple over on us. I said to Freud: ‘There, that is an example of a so-called catalytic exteriorization phenomenon.’ ‘Oh come,’ he exclaimed. ‘That is sheer bosh.’ ‘It is not,’ I replied. ‘You are mistaken, Herr Professor. And to prove my point I now predict that in a moment there will be another such loud report! ‘Sure enough, no sooner had I said the words that the same detonation went off in the bookcase. To this day I do not know what gave me this certainty. But I knew beyond all doubt that the report would come again. Freud only stared aghast at me. I do not know what was in his mind, or what his look meant. In any case, this incident aroused his distrust of me, and I had the feeling that I had done something against him. I never afterward discussed the incident with him. P.S. During WW2, 1943 on, Jung was an agent for the OSS, i.e., a spy for U.S. Intelligence. His code number was 488....

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