In A Dangerous Method, David Cronenberg turns his cinematic method inside out. By shifting his attention to the absence, loss, and emptiness of repression triumphant as intensively as he usually focuses on the shock, horror, and ambivalent ecstasy of repression overturned, Cronenberg sharpens the pain that characterizes his cinematic vision.
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Research Article| March 01 2012
A Dangerous Method: Sight Unseen
Adam Lowenstein is Associate Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of Shocking Representation: Historical Trauma, National Cinema, and the Modern Horror Film (Columbia University Press, 2005).
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Film Quarterly (2012) 65 (3): 24–32.
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Adam Lowenstein; A Dangerous Method: Sight Unseen. Film Quarterly 1 March 2012; 65 (3): 24–32. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2012.65.3.24
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