David Cronenberg

Shortly after wrapping up principal photography on Anna Karenina (due to be released in November) Keira Knightley took part in a fashion shoot for Interview Magazine as well as a phone interview with director David Cronenberg (with whom she worked with on A Dangerous Method). In the interview Knightley discussed the similarities and differences between Anna and Sabina Spielrein, working with director Joe Wright again (with whom she did Pride & Prejudice and Atonement), doing justice to a character onscreen (whether fictional or based on a real person), being an atheist, the English press, the far too infrequent joy of not knowing much about an actor before you see them onscreen, the differences in making Hollywood blockbusters and smaller more personal films, American politics, and working with Steve Carrell on Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. You’ll find more pics from the photoshoot after the jump.

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A Dangerous Method

by Alan Rapp on January 27, 2012

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: A Dangerous Method
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a-dangerous-method-posterA slow moving drama centered around the science of psychology may initially seem an odd choice for director David Cronenberg‘s latest project, but A Dangerous Method proves to be an engaging study of the minds and hearts of three individuals, each of whom finds themselves at the mercy of their uncontrollable passions and foibles.

Based on the play by Christopher Hampton and the book by John Kerr, Cronenberg and screenwriter Christopher Hampton deliver a character study centered around three people central to the birth of psychoanalysis. Michael Fassbender stars as Carl Jung, a doctor who in the early 20th Century would expand on the ideas of Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) to create analytical psychology.

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Coming Soon – A Dangrous Method

by Alan Rapp on August 29, 2011

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: A Dangrous Method
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Viggo Mortensen teams up with director David Cronenberg once again for A Dangerous Method which follows the relationship between Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and his mentor Sigmund Freud (Mortensen) and the troubled young woman (Keira Knightley) who comes between them. Vincent CasselSarah Gadon, and André Hennicke also star. Christopher Hampton adapted the film from his 2002 stage play. The film opens on November 23rd.

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A History of Violence

by Alan Rapp on December 29, 2005

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  • Title: A History of Violence
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a-history-of-violenceA History of Violence is only 96 minutes long and everything you need to know about the film can be found in that amount of time.  It’s a streamlined and stripped down story that doesn’t waste a single frame or a single performance.  And for its short running time it is amazingly effective, disturbing, distressing, and haunting.

Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) and his wife Edie (Mario Bello) own a diner in a sleepy little town of Millbrook, Indiana.  They are raising a son (Ashton Holmes) who is tortured by bullies but has been taught to turn the other cheek, and a young daughter (Heidi Hayes).  Their life seems idyllic until a pair of thugs attempt to rob the diner and kill the witnesses.  Tom kills both men with brutal efficiency that is unusual in a diner owner of a sleepy town.

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