So what’s this new David Cronenberg film The Dangerous Method all about? We know it is based on Christopher Hampton‘s play The Talking Cure, and that it concerns the early friendship and working relationship between Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), and the young woman (Keira Knightley) that came between them. For many people, that’s enough — that cast plus that story and Cronenberg and I’m certainly good to go.

But if you want to know more, and straight from the mouth of the director, here’s a few minutes of video from Toronto’s recent FanExpo, at which Cronenberg finally appeared as a guest, after years of scheduling conflicts kept him away from the biggest genre event in his home city. At the outset of his panel, the director talked about the history of The Dangerous Method and his reasons for making the film. Read More »

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