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Post by Admin on Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:55 pm

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Viggo Mortensen & Michael Fassbender as Freud & Jung
Posted by Ryan Adams On July - 5 - 2010

Christopher Hampton won an Oscar for the screenplay for Dangerous Liasons and was nominated for his adaptation of Atonement. A Dangerous Method, David Cronenberg’s film version of Hampton’s stage play The Talking Cure takes place in the first decade of the 20th Century. The Playlist has found first-look photos from the set of A Dangerous Method featuring Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud and Michael Fassbender as Carl Jung, and helpfully assembles a comparison of the historical figures side by side with their cinematic counterparts (after the cut).

Overshadowed by portents of the coming wars, Zurich and Vienna are the setting for this tale of emotional vicissitude and intellectual debate. The Talking Cure is an intimate picture of the birth of psychoanalysis and of two intense and inextricably interwoven relationships. Carl Jung uses Sigmund Freud’s “talking cure” on Sabina, a young Russian hysteric with whom he will fall in love. Impressed with Jung’s results, Freud anoints him his successor, but when Jung develops his own theories they part ways. Sensitive and intelligent, The Talking Cure illuminates the origins of one of the twentieth century’s most influential schools of thought.

That synopsis of the play leaves out the emphasis on sexual tension between Jung and Sabina (played by Keira Knightley). But Knightley’s role is more than a simple love-interest subplot. Jung’s conflicted feelings about becoming romantically involved with a patient — and Freud’s disapproval — have basis in historical events, and it’s no surprise Christopher Hampton would latch onto the affair as a fascinating hook.

Sabina Spielrein was a real person, an actual patient under Jung’s care, and later became one of the first female psychoanalysts with an important career in her own right. After her therapy, she continued her relationship with Jung as a student, and served as his assistant for many years. Spielrein was quite a beauty, and she’s credited with significant contributions to psychoanalytic thought involving the connection between Eros and Tanatos, two basic human drives thought to be opposing forces — one yearning to propagate life and the other compelled to destroy it. Spielrein eventually returned to Russia and it’s believed she was killed by the Nazi SS in 1942.

While Spielrein is not often given more than a footnote in the history of the development of psychoanalysis, her conception of the sexual drive as containing both an instinct of destruction and an instinct of transformation, presented to the Society in 1912, in fact anticipates both Freud’s “death wish” and Jung’s views on “transformation” (Bettelheim 1983). She may thus have inspired both men’s most creative ideas.

Obviously the thrust of this post today focuses on Mortensen and Fassbender, but there’s every reason to expect an important performance from Knightley as well.
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A Dangerous Method Set Photos: Mortensen And Fassbender Look The Part
By Katey Rich : 2010-07-05 10:08:21

photos of actors in costume as Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung don't exactly excite the Internet the way superhero set photos do, but if you're a fan of David Cronenberg, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley or all of the above, you'll definitely want to check out the photos from the set of A Dangerous Method dug up by Austrian/German newspapers TT and Heute (via the ever-vigilant Playlist).

Mortensen has grown the perfect Freud beard for the part, while Fassbender pops on some tiny little wire-frame glasses and looks like a great Jung. Knightley was on the set with them in your usual period garb, but since her character Sabina Spielrein isn't as well known to history as Freud and Jung, there's less to recognize. A Dangerous Method documents the relationship between Freud and Jung and how it gave birth to competing theories of psychoanalysis; the set photos show exactly the "walking and talking through picturesque gardens" scene you would expect from a period film, though given that this is Cronenberg, there's no predicting what to expect at all. Check out some of the set images below, including The Playlist's awesome side-by-side comparison of Mortensen and Fassbender and their real-life characters.
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First Look: Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender in David Cronenberg’s ‘A Dangerous Method’

Posted on Monday, July 5th, 2010 by Russ Fischer

I’ve been eagerly awaiting the first footage from A Dangerous Method, the new film from David Cronenberg in which Viggo Mortensen plays Sigmund Freud and Michael Fassbender appears as Carl Jung. There isn’t yet any video to share, but we’ve got the first set photos, and I’m impressed with the work Cronenberg’s team has done to make Mortensen and Fassbender nearly look like dead ringers (sorry about that) for their real-life counterparts.

The Playlist dug up these images, which originally appeared at TT.com and Heute.at. We see Mortensen and Fassbender doing a little walk and talk in character, as well as a couple close-up images of them in makeup and costume (pictured above). There are also a couple shots of Keira Knightley as Sabina Spielrein, the woman who causes a rift between the two men.

The official synopsis, from The Recorded Picture Company:

On the eve of WWII, Zurich and Vienna are the setting for a dark tale of sexual and intellectual discovery. Drawn from true-life events, the film takes a glimpse into the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender), his mentor Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), and Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), 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.

In this exploration of sensuality, ambition and deceit set the scene for the pivotal moment when Jung, Freud and Sabina come together and split apart, forever changing the face of modern thought.
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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.

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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Photos From Cronenberg’s ‘A Dangerous Method’
Posted on 05 July 2010 by Nick Newman

Production recently started on David Cronenberg‘s A Dangerous Method, his biopic of sorts on Sigmund Freud, the famed psychologist. While it was originally slated to star Christoph Waltz as Freud, he was replaced by (now a Cronenberg mainstay) Viggo Mortensen. The lead opposite him is Michael Fassbender, who is playing Freud’s apprentice Carl Jung. Also in the film is Keira Knightley as Sabina, who eventually became a lover of Jung’s. Photos have just been released from the set, showing both Mortensen and Fassbender in costume: [The Playlist via ComingSoon]

What else is there to say, besides that I like what I see? I’m confident in both leads to deliver strong work, even though, as I’ve originally said, I would have liked to have seen Waltz in the role of Freud more, though Mortensen, of course, remains a good choice. Fassbender is a great actor. His work in Inglourious Basterds is solid and his lead work in Hunger is astounding. I like having him in a big role. Count me excited.

What do you think of these photos and of the project in general?
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Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender in Method

Posted on 05. Jul, 2010 by John

The work on this film has gone full speed ahead under the watchful eyes of David Cronenberg. The stars of the film have really distinctive looks. The film is A Dangerous Method and it will be a psychosexual thriller.

The film will be based on the play the Talking Cure by Christopher Hampton. It will center on the relationship between Jung and Russian Jewish patient Sabina Spielrein played by Keira Knightley. It also causes a lot of rifts between Jung and mentor Freud but in the spirit of things leads to a lot of findings in regards to Jungian psychoanalysis.

The film will also have Vincent Cassell and Sarah Gadon. It will be something special for the director who has already worked with these actors in Eastern Promises.

The physical transformations the actors have been subjected to has been really interesting to look at. Viggo as always has really indulged in his look.

The shooting for the film started quite a while back and it will be spanning several cities like Vienna, Zurich and Munich. A Dangerous Method will be expected to come out sometime in 2011.

Cronenberg has taken his time to make this film possible. He has not really hurried after the small success of Eastern Promises. His next project will be with Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard and it will be called Cosmopolis and will be based on the book by don DeLilllo
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If a picture really is worth a thousand words, this post about the first pics of Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender in a "A Dangerous Method" is already about eight times longer then it needs to be.

Mortensen and Fassbender play Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, respectively, in the upcoming film based on Christopher Hampton's 2002 play "The Talking Cure," about the friendship, collaboration and rivalry between the two titan of psychoanalysis. The pics of the actors in character appeared on the website TT.com and were dug up by The Playlist.

The film, being directed by David Cronenberg, co-stars Keira "The Corset" Knightley as Sabrina Spielrein, the third point in a love triangle with Freud and Jung.

"A Dangerous Method" is shooting for 10 weeks in Berlin, Vienna and Zurich, and is due out in 2011. We're expecting this to be nothing short of great.
BY Scott Ross // Tuesday, Jul 6, 2010 at 06:15 PDT
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The First Images from Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method

Posted by David Sztypuljak on July 6, 2010

German website, TT.com have released the first images from David Cronenberg’s new movie, A Dangerous Method which stars Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen and Vincent Cassel. The movie is currently being shot in Vienenna, Austria.

The movie looks at the relationship between Sigmund Freud (Mortensen) and Carl Jung (Fassbender) and how a woman (Knightly) cayused a rift between them.

I love the images of Mortensen, you can hardly tell it’s him! The makeup is just fantastic. No news on a release date as yet but we’ll keep you posted.

Head over to TT.com where you can see some more production images.
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First Look: Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender in Cronenberg’s A DANGEROUS METHOD

* July 6, 2010 12:02 pm
* Matt Holmes

Back in March, I said that the ‘only niggle I have with David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Christopher Hampton’s (Atonement) psychoanalytical play which deconstructs the relationship between Sigmund Freud and his pupil Karl Jung is the title itself; “The Talking Cure“.

Since then, thankfully, the title has changed to the much more intriguing A Dangerous Method. At this point, I’m betting on the movie being one of the best of 2011 and it’s sure to be an awards season contender, though I am eagerly awaiting to see if it’s been made as a commercial film (which it could easily be with this cast) or if it’ll be the Cronenberg of Dead Ringers fame, the one I prefer.

The Playlist yesterday posted a first look at Viggo Mortensen (as Sigmund Freud) and Michael Fassbender (as Karl Jung). We await our first look at Keira Knightley, who is likely to be recieve top billing, as the beautiful, smart and seductive Russian-Jewish patient, Sabina Spielrein, who inspired both but eventually tore the close friends apart.

As you would expect from Cronenberg, much of the budget has probably gone on making the period feel as authentic as possible and Mortensen/Fassbender have scarily been morphed into their cerebral counterparts. We are particularly impressed by Mortensen’s receding hairline and his eerily similar nose!

Shooting has been underway for 2 months in Vienna, Zurich and Munich – and will continue to film up until the end of this month.

Fassbender moves straight from Freud onto his Magneto role for X-Men: First Class and possibly (unless schedules block it) will film a role in Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy – which pretty much validates him as one of the more interesting up-and-comers working today.

Cronenberg looks likely to make Cosmopolis later this year, a limo set Brett Easton Ellis esque drama adaptation of Don DeLilllo’s novel which will star Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard - delaying a proposed Eastern Promises sequel with Viggo Mortensen, which Steve Knight has written but in truth could just as easy film this winter.
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Tue, Jul 6 2010 | Published in FCG, News
Cronenberg’s Dangerous Method Set Photos
By: Martyn Conterio

David Cronenberg has literally gone Freudian and Jungian with this adaptation of Christopher Hampton’s play, The Talking Cure. It’s been re-titledA Dangerous Method and stars Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen and Keira Knightley.

Of course it makes you long for the true return of Dave Deprave, but perhaps those days are long gone now. The film explores the split between Sigmund Freud and Karl Jung. No doubt Knightley’s character will play an hysteria woman. So what is the ‘dangerous method’? It looks like it involves shagging a patient. A big no-no. A Dangerous Method is released next year.
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First stills from Cronenberg’s A DANGEROUS METHOD
by: Will Schiffelbein
July 6th, 2010

It isn’t much of a secret, especially if you’ve been reading this site for long, that I’m an avid fan of interpreting movies much too deeply. I often apply a deep philosophical message to movies that don’t necessarily mean it. I’m not kidding when I say that I took WHITE CHICKS as a deep introspective search for one’s identity.

Naturally, I was pretty excited to hear that David Cronenberg was behind a film which explores the relationship between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Check out our first look at the film after the jump.

David Cronenberg is the man behind a few great movies, my favorite of which are THE FLY and A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE. Each of those explores the animal within man, which is conveniently a consistent thematic element of Freud’s writing. In casting A DANGEROUS METHOD, Cronenberg chose Viggo Mortenson to play the founder of psycho-analysis and picked Michael Fassbender to play Carl Jung.

I’m a deep, deep admirer of Michael Fassbender whose work in HUNGER physically affected me due to the sheer gravitas of the performance. Mortenson has been getting consistently better since LORD OF THE RINGS, with THE ROAD and the aforementioned A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE trumping his role as Aragorn.

I have little doubt that a movie exploring the life and thoughts of Sigmund Freud could be something quite profound. The man himself had an interesting life, which in turn had a substantial impact on his work. I’m aware that Jung and Freud had a unique relationship, each struggling to achieve more than the other.

Source: The Playlist , originally from TT.com and Heute.at
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Cronenberg’s A DANGEROUS METHOD
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We are unabashed David Cronenberg fans in these parts. It partially explains why there is so much love around these parts for films like Splice. It is true that the auteur director has been moving beyond his body-horror salad-days for more subdued takes on his mind/flesh themes, and we love that too, particularly because he has adopted Viggo Mortensen to star in his films. And Mortensen is getting a chance to play Sigmund Freud alongside the wonderful Michael Fassbender who will play Carl Jung in his latest film, A Dangerous Method (I prefer the less generic sounding original title, “The Talking Cure” but this one might get more butts in seats along with its dreamy casting) which is based on a play by Christopher Hampton.

The film will also star Vincent Cassel and Keira Knightley and it cannot come out too soon. Cronenberg does dueling psychologists. I have The Prestige level expectations!

The Playlist has more details, as well as some potential future Cronenberg projects and were the source of the wonderful comparison image of the actors to the real-life counterparts.
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First Few Photos From Cronenberg's 'A Dangerous Method'
Author: William Gutheil | Posted at: 1:59:00 PM | |
So there you have it. You can click on the image for a larger view, but that is the first look at actors Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender as (respectively) the late psychologists Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. The film is david Cronenberg's upcoming A Dangerous Method, and is currently in production. Based on the 2002 play The Talking Cure from the excellent Christopher Hampton, the film will also star Keira Knightley, Vincent Cassel, and Sarah Gadon. This picture is definitely impressive, and the prospect of seeing Mortensen portraying Freud under the direction of Mr. Cronenberg is clearly far too enticing to pass up. Apparently much of the film has been shot on location in Austria, and has a tentative 2011 release date, possibly in time for the awards season. Check out another photo and the synopsis below. Thanks to ThePlaylist for the tip.

On the eve of WWI, Zurich and Vienna are the setting for a dark tale of sexual and intellectual discovery. Drawn from true-life events, the film takes a glimpse into the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender), his mentor Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), and Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), 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. In this exploration of sensuality, ambition and deceit set the scene for the pivotal moment when Jung, Freud and Sabina come together and split apart, forever changing the face of modern thought.
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A Dangerous Method: Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender First Look
Posted on 06 July 2010

With three well-known names involved in the whole thing, this project definitely sounds awesome.

David Cronenberg’s long waited project with Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud and Michael Fassbender as Carl Jung, titled A Dangerous Method is moving forward, so we guess you’ll be happy to hear that we finally have something to share with you – the first set photos!

We already wrote about this movie, but let’s all remind the story once again:

“Overshadowed by portents of the coming wars, Zurich and Vienna are the setting for this tale of emotional vicissitude and intellectual debate. An intimate picture of the birth of psychoanalysis and of two intense and inextricably interwoven relationships.

Carl Jung uses Sigmund Freud’s “talking cure” on Sabina, a young Russian hysteric with whom he will fall in love. Impressed with Jung’s results, Freud anoints him his successor, but when Jung develops his own theories they part ways. Sensitive and intelligent, this story illuminates one of the twentieth century’s most influential schools of thought.”

And while we’re all enjoying these photos, we can’t help but notice that Cronenberg’s team has done some great job with Mortensen and Fassbender.

Just take a look at our new Sigmund Freud – now that’s what we call impressive!

And yes, guys, we do see that lovely Keira Knightley, or Sabina Spielrein, “the woman who causes a rift between the two men” is missing (we’re hoping for that update definitely!) but at least you have a chance to see Sarah Gadon who plays Jung’s wife Emma.
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Biopics update: The Wolf of Wall Street, Gainsbourg, A Dangerous Method
Posted on Thu, 08/07/2010 @ 13:16 by:
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Three thrilling biopics: one just about to be released, one being filmed right now, and one still at the discussion stage. Read on for the latest on Gainsbourg, The Wolf of Wall Street and A Dangerous Method.

Why do we love to glamourise the lives of awful people? It’s the easiest question in the world to answer. Because their antics look bloody brilliant on the big screen. As such, it’s no surprise that the memoirs of Jordan Belfort – boiler room boss, stock market cheat and cokehead; turned motivational speaker, of course – adapted into what is reportedly a red-hot script by Boardwalk Empire and Sopranos scribe Terence Winter, have had so much interest.

The screenplay has been around for some time. It first attracted the attention of Martin Scorsese (who worked with Winter on Boardwalk Empire) and Leonardo diCaprio while they were casting about for a project to do together. Scorsese planned to direct his Aviator star diCaprio in the lead. But the project became the subject of a rights battle between Paramount and Warner Bros and the pair opted to make Shutter Island together instead.

Deadline is now reporting that Ridley Scott is in talks to direct the film, after reading and loving the script which it further notes is funny, fast-paced, and manages to make the protagonist ‘sympathetic’. Well, it’s called The Wolf of Wall Street (not the more realistic The Greedy, Coke Snorting Pig of Long Island) and the lead will be played by diCaprio. Yes, I think that counts as sympathetic characterisation so far.

Quite how Scott will have time to direct this we can’t imagine since he seems to be attached (either as director, producer or more tangentially through Scott Free Productions) to over 20 titles in various stages of development. Scorsese will apparently stay involved in the project as a producer alongside diCaprio.

UK poster for Gainsbourg.

In other biopics news, a fab poster for the upcoming Gallic flick Gainsbourg has been released (the original French poster is at the top of the page). The film focuses on the early life of the French singing superstar and is by no means a traditional biopic. Subtitled “Vie Héroique; Un Conte de Joann Sfar” (Heroic Life; a fairytale by Joann Sfar) the film explores his early ambition to become a painter and contains magic realist elements, including-alter egos who haunt Gainsbourg and perhaps shed light on his later, overblown persona – one of which is a grotesque balloon face that mimics the anti-Semitic cartoons of Gainsbourg’s youth in Nazi-occupied France (the singer was born Lucien Ginsberg); the other is an ugly, cynical figure with Edward-Scissorhands style fingers that may refer to his own self-dubbed Mr Hyde, Gainsbarre. The film opens here at the end of the month, so check back for our review then.

Viggo Mortensen and Sigmund Freud.

Finally, on-set pictures have emerged from the upcoming David Cronenberg film A Dangerous Method, which was recently – and to my mind, disappointingly – given this generic new title. It’s based on Christopher Hampton’s play The Talking Cure, which was also the film’s original name. It stars Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud, Michael Fassbender as Carl Jung and Keira Knightley as their colleague Sabina Spielrein. Their work and personal conflicts led to the establishment of the psychoanalytic method.

Michael Fassbender and Carl Jung.

Here they are, next to portrait photographs of the real Freud and Jung. The costume and makeup department have done a good job but I am still finding it hard to imagine Mortensen as Freud. Still, all the more reason to check it out when it’s released next year.

UK users might like to check out Dealers. Starring Paul McGann and Rebecca de Mornay, this homegrown tale of City corruption can be viewed free here on the site.
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First Look At Mortensen And Fassbender As Freud And Jung In Cronenberg's A DANGEROUS METHOD

by Todd Brown, July 6, 2010 12:56 PM

Well, now. Any film smart enough to cast Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender as its leads is a film with fantastic taste regardless of any other factors but take a look at the photo above to get a glimpse of just how good the casting of the duo in Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method really was. Initially announced as The Talking Cure, the new film is Cronenberg's psycho-sexual drama based on the play by Christopher Hampton with Mortensen cast as Sigmund Freud and Fassbender as Carl Jung and both bearing a startling similarity to the men they are playing. Here's the official synopsis:

On the eve of WWI, Zurich and Vienna are the setting for a dark tale of sexual and intellectual discovery. Drawn from true-life events, the film takes a glimpse into the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender), his mentor Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), and Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), 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. In this exploration of sensuality, ambition and deceit set the scene for the pivotal moment when Jung, Freud and Sabina come together and split apart, forever changing the face of modern thought.
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oh, yeah! I'm so proud of my uncle, he just on a film shooting with Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley and Viggo Mortensen and he's playing a role of father of Keira Knightley, film calls "A Dangerous Method" and will be released in 2011.I think it's gonna be very interesting movie Wink
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Lake Constance is a truly impressive backdrop ...

And not just for so many beautiful holiday photo, but again for the filming of a Hollywood production. Canadian director David Cronenberg is probably until the end of this week, parts of his project "A Dangerous Method," which the relationship between Carl Gustav Jung, the director of a psychiatric clinic, and his patient Sabina Spielrein, and Sigmund Freud - the father of modern psychoanalysis - says, take the scenic Lake Constance.

The script is based on a play by writer and director Christopher Hampton, who is also involved in the script, and was sponsored by the Film Society and Media MFG Baden-Württemberg with 500,000 €. The main roles will be Michael Fassbender as Dr. Peter Viggo Mortensen as Jung and Sigmund Freud, and to see Keira Knightley as Sabina Spielrein. Those high-profile stars could therefore present a stroll in the picturesque region of Lake Constance, were designated as locations including Überlingen and consistency.The exact rotation places remain largely secret.

With the election of David Cronenberg movie set is not alone in the past that is already allowed by the British secret agent James Bond, the enemies of his majesty in "Quantum of Solace hunt" in the Lake Constance region. The focus here was above all the floating stage in Bregenz, Austria.

Who planned the launch of "A Dangerous Method" - premiered in 2011 do not expect - can, at least has the opportunity to spend the stunning film set in a relaxing holiday. The Lake attracts visitors with beautiful landscapes, cultural activities and attractive hotels , guest houses, holiday homes and holiday apartments.
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Not sure what this was really trying to say, but there are some pictures of the area and filming.

http://www.see-online.info/2010/07/konstanzer-patienten-schummeln-bis-du-zum-arzt-kommst/

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21st July 2010

200 Constance in surgeries on Cronenberg turning over in the Seestrasse
Constance patients: cheating until you get to the doctor

Constance (wak) The Seestraße in Konstanz and pedestrians to Friday off-limits to cyclists. With luck, a view from afar caught on costumed actors, who rehearse in front of the backdrop of the Art Nouveau houses. Only those who have the knack, can go a few steps in the Seestrasse. About 200 patients who wanted to visit the doctors managed to to overcome the barrier.

Loophole visit to a specialist

Folder in distinctive yellow vests and red-white-red barriers blocking the road. Get through only those who live in the Forbidden City or an appointment with a specialist in orthopedics or have a house on in the specialist practice in internal medicine and endocrinology in the Seestrasse. At least 200 patients, so guess one folder actually had today, or even alleged a medical appointment. With luck, the patients can get a glimpse of the cast and crew. Until Friday, the shooting of the new Cronenberg film against the backdrop of last in the Seestrasse.

Time travel one hundred years back

Master director David Cronenberg turns in Konstanz, as reported, scenes for his Sigmund Freud film "A Dangerous Method". Lord of the Rings" star Viggo Mortensen is in the role of the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud on camera. CG Jung plays Michael Fassbender. Keira Knightley Pirates of the Caribbean "has the role of a patient who suffers from hysterical seizures. The Hollywood film "A Dangerous Method" is based on einemText by Christopher Hampton. The location, the Seestraße said, the film crew back in time ado in 1900. Lanterns have been unscrewed and trash and planted new flower beds. Instead of baseball cap bearing the actor who was so much to see, old-fashioned sun hats.

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Hollywood on Lake Constance last paddle steamer "DS Hohentwiel"
By Fritjof Schultz-Friese

According to "James Bond" and "The Breath of Heaven" is the Hohenwiel for the third time in two years the scene of an international film production.

There were shooting for "A Dangerous Method" with superstar Keira Knightley on the program

HARD / BREGENZ. Red. / "We are very proud of this great interest from Hollywood informed" Adolf Franz Konstatzky, managing director of Hohentwiel "but it shows what the high standards we have grown." Master director David Cronenberg was the summer of 2009 traveling in search of suitable locations for his new film in Europe. This trip also took him to Lake Constance. When he saw the Hohentwiel there was clear to him, he had to have this ship. So Cronenberg moved the action which really plays on Lake Zurich, where he was scheduled abruptly to Lake Constance. It is well known that the Hohentwiel runs on Lake Constance and Lake Zurich was not argued. Then Cronenberg "That we take into account ..We will never change the name of the ship. " What would be even with today's technology trick no longer a problem.

In "A Dangerous Method" Keira Knightley plays the beautiful Russian Jewess Sabrina Spielrein. She is admitted to hysterical attacks in the psychiatric clinic in Zurich Burgholzli. Consultant Carl-Gustav Jung is played by Michael Fassbender, known from "Inglourious Basterds". He treats them in love and promptly. His teacher and founder of modern psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen, known as Aragorn in the film trilogy "Lord of the Rings"), this boundary violation of a married colleague condemns in strongest terms. The forbidden relationship threatens to be known, Jung puts an end. A short time later, reports Spielrein to Freud in Vienna - the game takes its further course.

The film was shot in the last two months to the original locations in Vienna and Zurich - and also on Lake Constance, who had to serve as Lake Zurich. The film comes from the autumn of 2011 in the cinemas.

Image: Fritjof Schultz-Friese
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David Cronenberg Battles Ego And Id To Bring Us The Steamy Tale Of Freud And Jung

Jul - 14 | By The Holmes4

David Cronenberg Battles Ego And Id To Bring Us The Steamy Tale Of Freud And JungAs soon as I read the news about A Dangerous Method, David Cronenberg’s new film about Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, my head fell into my hand and an exasperated “Oh Jesus Christ” slipped involuntarily from my lips. Then I reminded myself that it’s a movie, not a research paper. Plus it’s David Cronenberg, who’s been known to make a decent movie or two. The casting of the two archetypal European psychobabbles is good news too, with Viggo Mortensen couched in the role of Freud and Michael Fassbender inhabiting the part of Freud’s once-protege and later rival, Carl Jung. Keira Knightley plays the role of the beautiful, no doubt troubled and ever so vulnerable young woman that eventually causes the life-long rift between the two men. Oooh, can you feel the psychosexual tension? Well, can you? And how do you feel about that? Interesting. Tell me more.

David Cronenberg Battles Ego And Id To Bring Us The Steamy Tale Of Freud And JungOh hey! How many casting couch jokes do you think were made during the filming of this thing, huh?! HAHAHAHA!!! Ha! Heh. Anyone? Anyone?

Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung always struck me as a pair of paternalistic know-it-alls that were both so madly in love with their own theories that they’d gladly mold and shape reality to make it fit into their framework. The thought of a movie about these two sounded like utter torture until a very obvious fact occurred to me: irritating characters does not automatically make for a painful viewing experience. In fact, there are loads of great films and TV shows that feature painfully annoying protagonists. Examples are plentiful. Why, just off the top of my head:

True Romance – come on, do you really want to hang out with a guy that wears Hawaiian shirts and Fat Elvis sunglasses and prattles on incessantly about The So-Called King? Not to mention his vapid blonde wife, Alabama? I thought not. But watching them kill pimps in Detroit and make drug deals in L.A. makes for a killer Tuesday night.

Sexy Beast – “DO THE JOB! DO THE JOB! DO THE JOB! DO THE JOB! YES! YES! YES!”

David Cronenberg Battles Ego And Id To Bring Us The Steamy Tale Of Freud And JungCurb Your Enthusiasm – hanging out with Larry David? Probably awesome if he’s buying. Except then he’s going to talk and move and do stuff and be all Larry David about everything.

Adaptation – He’s self-absorbed, he’s never in a good mood, he’s always got that constipated expression on his face, and he sweats all over the damn place. Horrible qualities in a person unless they’re happening on the other side of the fourth wall.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – second to being amazed by Elizabeth Taylor’s performance, I always feel pity for the poor husband and wife that got themselves trapped into spending their evening with these f#%@#&! crazy people. But hey, better them than me.

The Nanny - Hmm, okay, this one doesn’t exactly advance my case. Fran Drescher and her cackle are in a league of their own.

Surely you can think of a few examples of your own, hmmm?

So even if the central figures aren’t exactly your idea of super party fun time buddies, the story of Freud and Jung has the potential to make for an eminently enjoyable experience, a Cronenbergian battle of ego and intellect. Or it could be annoying on a Drescheresque level. We’ll find out in 2011.
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Millbrook Pictures
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Zurich production company realizes "A Dangerous Method".

The Swiss production company Millbrook Pictures ("Lila Lila", "W") is co-producer of David Cronenberg's psychological drama "Dangerous A Method2. The film is produced by Oscar winner Jeremy Thomas and his production company Recorded Picture Company.

Karl Spoerri is acting as co-producer of Millbrook Pictures, Thomas Sterchi and Matthias Zimmermann Producers.Geschrieben executive of Christopher Hampton, the film shows a glimpse into the turbulent relationship between the aspiring psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, his mentor, Sigmund Freud and Sabina Spielrein, a mutually exclusive confused as beautiful young woman who comes between the two.

With Keira Knightley as Sabina Spielrein, Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud, Michael Fassbender as Carl Gustav Jung and Vincent Cassel as Otto Gross, "A Dangerous Method presented" a pretty high-caliber acting ensemble. Begun in Cologne in May and end on 23 July at Lake Constance.
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The atmosphere on board the young student describes as very friendly. Especially the German-Irish actor Michael Fassbender was totally loose. "At lunch, he has just joined us," marvels Julian. For Keira Knightley disappeared immediately after each scene below deck and looked more distant. Very unapproachable but then she was not, for Julians position in the rotation was always only a meter away from her.

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first photo available from the filming of Dangerous Method

Sometimes the combination of people just cannot get any better... David Cronenberg / Viggo Mortensen / Michael Fassbender / Sigmund Freud / Carl Jung.

When I found out that a film like this is in production, I was beside myself with anticipation.

Then I found out who the leading woman in the film is and all my happiness was destroyed with the power of a Slovak woman's clenched fist.

Keira Knightly... I ask why... Why do people persist to cast her? I mean, I don't mind her in films such as Pirates of the Caribbean or The Duchess, because I don't watch them. But David Cronenberg film?

Anyway... I don't have a choice but give her a chance with this one. Let's hope, she won't be given too much screen time and that she won't be doing too much sultry temptress scenes.

Who would be your dream cast/director combination & who would gigantically spoil the heavenly get together for you?
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North Rhine-Westphalia ramps up film efforts
Looks to take spotlight, business from Berlin

By Scott Roxborough

Sept 24, 2010, 10:49 PM ET

The western German state, bordered to the north and west by the Netherlands and Belgium, is the country's richest, accounting for nearly a quarter of German GDP. By population it is the largest, with nearly 18 million people. But when it comes to the media industry, NRW can't get any respect.

Berlin, with a robust budget and a fraction of the population, gets all the press. Studio Babelsberg brings in "The Three Musketeers," "Inglourious Basterds" and "The Ghost Writer." Hollywood junkets roll out their red carpet at Berlin's Sony Center, not in NRW's hub cities of Dusseldorf and Cologne. Most painful of all, Germany's talent pool -- directors, actors, writers, video game designers -- has drained out of NRW's universities to fill the loft apartments in and around Berlin.

"NRW used to be Germany's media capital and under the last government it lost that status," NRW new media minister Marc Jan Eumann said after taking office in the summer. His goal is clear: to put NRW back on top.

To be fair, the state is in better shape than its public image would suggest. NRW is home to many of Germany's largest media companies. In the northeast corner of the state there's Bertelsmann, owner of RTL Group, Random House and BMG. Down in the south in Bonn is Internet and mobile phone giant Deutsche Telekom. In between are the headquarters of cable powerhouse Unitymedia, the Germany operations of games giants Electronic Arts and Ubisoft and both Germany's largest public broadcaster (WDR) and its strongest commercial network (RTL).

That concentration of capital and media know-how has drawn business -- particularly from TV production companies looking for commissions. Sony set up shop in NRW in 1995, to produce German-language sitcoms for the local market. Most of them -- including the blue-collar comedy "Alles Atze," family comedy "My Life and I" and procedural spoof "C.I.S." -- for local network RTL.

Other international players to set up shop include Dutch giants Endemol and Eyeworks, the U.K.'s Granada and FremantleMedia, whose Cologne-based subsidiary Grundy Light Entertainment, producers of German versions of "X Factor" and "Pop Idol," is Germany's No. 1 TV production house. Just last year, two of the world's fastest-growing independent production companies -- Elizabeth Murdoch's Shine Group and France's Banijay Entertainment-- rented office space in Cologne.

"NRW is a quick bang for buck for TV production firms," says Sam Davis, former head of Endemol's German Fiction Operations, who now runs his own Cologne-based production company, Rowboat Film. "These companies follow the dollar and a cost-benefit analyst is going to show this is the best location. Between WDR and RTL you have a huge concentration of clients and downstream people. You have a network of talent here and the infrastructure that's been built up around these networks."

"You can see why Elisabeth Murdoch and company need to be here," adds Martina Richter, who founded and runs German media confab the Cologne Conference. "Germany is the world's second-largest TV market and, in Germany, NRW is the largest TV market."

But even the Cologne Conference, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, shows the change in NRW.

In 1991 when Richter, with partners Petra Muller and Lutz Hackmeister, launched the international TV festival, NRW was the next big thing. RTL Television, Germany's first commercial TV network, had recently moved its headquarters to Cologne. The state government in Dusseldorf, in an effort to build an industry to replace NRW's closing coalmines, had begun to pump money into the media business.

It set up the Filmstiftung NRW to subsidize TV and feature film production, built studios and sound stages and extended generous loans to almost any creative company willing to set up shop along the Rhine river. NRW's media industry, previously restricted to WDR, Bertelsmann and a few regional newspapers, exploded.

The Cologne Conference reflected this, showing the best of German TV, much of it made locally. But this year, not a single homegrown production can be found in the festival's top 10 lineup of premium small screen drama. Instead, the festival is dominated by U.S. and U.K. productions including HBO's New Orleans-set "Treme," AMC's "Mad Men" and "The Walking Dead" and BBC crime drama "Luther."

It seems that while Shine, Banijay and other format-focused production companies are still coming to NRW, much of the fiction talent has left.

Ten years ago, virtually every German comedian, gag writer or on-air entertainer of note lived in Cologne. With a few exceptions, such as Stefan Raab, they all now live in Berlin.

"The past few years, Berlin has just sucked up the talent. Directors, writers, on-air personalities, they went in droves," says Thorsten Krages, a Cologne-based reporter with German media trade paper the Kress Report.

It's a similar story with the film industry. The Filmstiftung NRW is country's richest regional subsidy body, doling out about $40 million in production financing and other support annually. Few big German productions get made without its help. But most of Germany's A-list actors and directors call Berlin or Munich home.

Berlin has successfully branded itself as Hollywood's foreign backlot -- with on-location shoots of "Basterds," "Valkyrie" or "The International." NRW has backed some of the most prestigious titles on the festival circuit last year but has gotten little credit for it.

Semih Kaplanoglu's Berlin Golden Bear winner "Honey" was co-produced by Cologne's Heimatfilm and received a large chunk of its financing from NRW. Israeli anti-war film "Lebanon," winner of the Golden Lion in Venice last year, was a NRW co-production, as was this year's Palme d'Or winner, "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" from Apichatpong Weerasethakul, with its NRW-based producers the Match Factory and GFF. Tom Tykwer's latest, the Venice competition title "Three," received cash from NRW, as did Feo Aladag's "When We Leave," Germany's official candidate for the 2011 foreign-language Oscar.

"A lot of it is an image problem; people don't realize how many films are made here, or made possible here," says Muller, the new boss of the Filmstiftung NRW . "Take a company like ('Three' producers) X Filme. They are seen very much as a Berlin production house. But what nobody mentions is that they wouldn't be around if it weren't for the support they get out of NRW."

"My rich uncle" is how Lars von Trier described the Filmstiftung NRW, which has backed every project von Trier has made since 2000's "Dancer in the Dark." For "Antichrist," the travel-shy Danish director decamped to the region, shooting the bulk of the psycho-shocker in the wooded region outside Cologne. For "Melancholia," a sci-fi melodrama starring Kiefer Sutherland, Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg, von Trier shot in studios in Sweden but still received nearly $200,000 in NRW production subsidies thanks to the efforts of the film's Cologne-based co-producer Bettina Brokemper.

The Filmstiftung NRW has traditionally had a soft spot for European auteurs. Ken Loach has regularly used NRW to shore up financing, for films like "Bread & Roses," "Sweet Sixteen" and Palme d'Or winner "The Wind That Shakes the Barley." Wim Wenders, NRW born and bred, can rely on the Film Board to kick in for any new project as they did, to the tune of $850,000, for his 3D dance documentary "Pina."

The Filmstiftung NRW is keeping up that tradition, backing the Juliette Binoche-starrer "Sponsoring" from Poland's Malgoska Szumowska, Istvan Szabo's "The Door," featuring Helen Mirren or Margarethe von Trotta's "Hannah Arendt." But, increasingly, it is also going after bigger projects, ones that in the past would have been Studio Babelsberg's by default.

David Cronenberg shot much of his Freud/Jung biopic "A Dangerous Method" -- starring Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender and Keira Knightley -- in MMC Studios in Cologne. The bulk of Brain Grazer-produced "Vivaldi" -- a drama about a forbidden romance between the legendary Italian composer and his protege and starring Jessica Biel and Ben Kingsley -- is set to shoot in NRW after picking up $2 million in Film Board subsidies. And early next year Nicole Kidman and director Lasse Halstrom will arrive to film sex-change drama "The Danish Girl."

" 'The Danish Girl' is set in Copenhagen, Paris and Dresden but we will be able to do a lot here, either in MMC studios in Cologne or the surrounding area," says Ulf Isreal, head of Senator Film Cologne and a co-producer on the project. "We'll shoot the Paris scenes in Belgium. It's just next door but has locations that you couldn't find anywhere in Germany."

Israel admits he set up Senator Films' Cologne office in part to tap the Filmstiftung NRW subsidies. But he says what really drew him in was the state's financial and technical infrastructure.

"The advantage of NRW isn't just the support you can get through the Film Board or [gap financier] NRW. Bank, it's the location in Europe," Israel says. "It's being close to Belgium, where you can access the tax shelter funds, being close to the Netherlands and France. You've got access to locations, and financing, you won't find anywhere else. MMC Studios are top quality. And, unlike some locations, they are easy to get to. In Cologne, everything is nearby. You have very good, very personable crews. I don't know why more film producers don't take advantage of the setup here."

Attracting more shooting days is one of Muller's goals but it's not the primary one. Muller -- and NRW's -- plans are more ambitious. By building on the strength of the region's TV, cinema and media tech companies, NRW wants to turn itself into a hotspot for everyone from feature film producers to mobile application programmers to Internet entrepreneurs.

NRW Media Minister Marc Jan Eumann has made the games industry a main focus. Cologne scored a coup last year when it secured Gamescom -- Europe's premiere video game trade fair. More than 250,000 people attended the 2010 edition, making the event the largest of its kind worldwide. About 500 games companies from 33 countries made the trip to the Rhine to show off their latest titles.

Eumann kicked off this year's Gamescom with the announcement that state support for NRW's gaming industry -- its media cluster fund, worth about $12 million a year -- would be added to the budget of the Filmstiftung NRW, making the body a one-stop shop for creatives.

"He's essentially expanding the classic subsidy system for film and television to the whole digital industry," says Thorsten Krages. "Startups and game designers will have access to subsidies in the same way 'old media' producers have in the past."

Balancing the demands of entrenched interests, particularly the big local broadcasters, with the needs of Internet startups, will be a tall order. But Muller, and NRW, feels up the challenge.

"The pioneering sprit from back in 1991 is here again," Muller says. "The politicians are behind this, my staff at the Film Board is motivated and ready for change. It's a great starting point. My mind is on fire."
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