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Knightley, Viggo and Cronenberg get Freudian

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 01:28

Oct. 25 - Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender and director David Cronenberg premiere A Dangerous Method in London. Cindy Martin reports.

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Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender explain the meaning behind the madness in "A Dangerous Method". The movie is director David Cronenberg's latest incarnation and follows the birth of psychoanalysis. Cast and crew premiered the movie at the London Film Festival on Monday (October 24). It's the third collaboration between Cronenberg and Mortensen, and the actor explains why he's one of the best directors alive today. SOUNDBITE: Viggo Mortensen, saying (English): "I think it takes a while for people to accept what he does and that's probably one of the reasons he has never been nominated for an Oscar, for example, which he should have been years ago, maybe it will change this time? I hope so, for his sake.'' Mortensen takes on the role of psychologist Sigmund Freud with Fassbender, his counterpart Carl Jung. The movie looks at their intense relationship with Knightley playing one of their patients. She said she didn't realise what she was getting into, until Cronenberg explained her challenging role. SOUNDBITE: Keira Knightley, saying: "He said the character had facial ticks, I mean ticks, and he said ok the first thing is I want to shoot it in close up so I want the ticks to be on the face and the second thing is I want a mid-Atlantic accent with a blush of Russian." The film has received critical praise since it premiered at the Venice and Toronto film festivals. It will be out in the U.S. in November and Britain in February. Cindy Martin, Reuters

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Knightley, Viggo and Cronenberg get Freudian

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 01:28