Reel History 2×05 – A Dangerous Method

Knightley, Fassbender and Mortensen get psychological in A Dangerous Method

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Presented by Hugh K. David and Jenna Pateman, Reel History UK is an informative and engaging podcast exploring the presentation of historical events within pop culture ranging across film and television. Each episode, our hosts focus on a chosen television show or movie property that may be based on or around important historical events. From there, each episode discussion leads to the ultimate decision, is the chosen media property REAL History or REEL History?


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Recorded in time for Freud’s 164th birthday, Hugh and Jenna explore the 2011 film, A Dangerous Method, directed by David Cronenberg, written by Christopher Hampton, and starring Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, and Michael Fassbender.

Hugh and Jenna discuss the birth and development of psychoanalysis and other psychological methods, though the relationships between the founders, Jung, Freud, and Spielrein.

This brings the questions which language films based in non-English speaking countries should be spoken. And Jenna fangirls a little bit over Freud’s couch.


Enjoy Reel History UK? Want to dive further into film history? Then you can check out the entire series so far by visiting the official podcast page for the show.

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