A Dangerous Method trailer
A Dangerous Method not only has David Cronenberg directing but it comes from the writer Christopher Hampton who also has Atonement, The Quiet American and Dangerous Liaisons to his name, then there's the cast of Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightly and Vincent Cassel, a list that is rather impressive.
Watching the trailer though doesn't give so much of a sense of the story as a feeling that you're watching something a little seedy, something you're not supposed to be watching, and at times something that is a little unnerving.
A Dangerous Method is supposed to be about the relationship between Dr. Jung, Dr. Freud and a patient that they both connect with, originally though it was sold as the birth of psychoanalysis through the relationship between Jung and Freud. Here's the blurb from IMDB:
"A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis."
Now here's a new blurb that comes with the new trailer:
"Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Jung (Michael Fassbender) takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley) as his patient in A Dangerous Method. Jung's weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina's spell."
Watching the new trailer the psychoanalysis seems to be at the back of the story with the seedier parts at the front, well that would be the old David Cronenberg we're used to, but not the Keira Knightley and Michael Fassbender we're used to, or to a lesser degree that of Viggo Mortensen or Vincent Cassel.
Is the trailer picking out the more deliberately controversial moments of the film to shock people into wanting to watch it and then deliver the fuller story of the birth of psychoanalysis, or is it just delivering what we see in the trailer, and the old Cronenberg?
Here's the trailer.