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Keira Knightley phoned me on a rare day off from shooting her next film, “Anna Karenina,” to discuss her portrayal of a very different kind of fraught heroine in David Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method,” now in theaters. In this period drama based on true events, Knightley...
November 23, 2011 | 12:37 pm
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It is the summer of 1912 in “A Dangerous Method” — a film whose storyline is drawn from real-life events — and Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), a young Russian-Jewish psychoanalyst, is discussing with...
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Psychiatrists are the least religious of all physicians.
But one explanation for the results seems suspect to me:
“Something about psychiatry, perhaps its...
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"Why," Sigmund Freud once asked rhetorically, "did it [psychoanalysis] have to wait for an absolutely irreligious Jew?"
Freud was born in Freiberg, in the Austrian empire, on May 6, 1856, 150 years ago this weekend. Three years after his birth, his family moved to Vienna....
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