Wednesday, March 07, 2012

A Talking Bore

Saw "A Dangerous Method" this afternoon. Lots of chat between Jung and Freud about the correct foundations of psychoanalysis, but it's all just jargon-ridden opinion signifying not very much.

This leaden dead-time is enlivened by Jung's involvement with Sabina Spielrein, one of his patients, who has a spanking fetish.

Watching Jung beating poor Keira Knightley across the bed was pretty amusing. The slap of the whip on artfully-occluded bare-flesh was embellished by our Keira/Sabina almost falling out of the thin white summer dress she was almost wearing. She has a great way with the facial grimace: it was hard to keep a straight face.

So that's 90 minutes we won't be getting back.