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3:58 pm
Sat December 3, 2011

Freud, Jung And What Went Wrong

Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud are known as the fathers of psychoanalysis, but they focused on different things. Freud on the sexual underpinnings of — well, almost everything — and Jung for his mystical bent and dream theories.

For years, the two were close friends and collaborators but they had a falling out that ultimately ended their relationship. And turns out, there was a woman involved. Her name was Sabina Spielren.

The stories of all three are woven together in a new film called <em>A Dangerous Method.</em>

Screenwriter Christopher Hampton tells weekends on All Things Considered guest host Rachel Martin that Spielrein, a young girl from Russia, first met Carl Jung in Zurich on the eve of World War I.

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