SpellboundDVD - 2008
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Our story deals with psychoanalysis, the method by which modern science treats the emotional problems of the sane.
The analyst seeks only to induce the patient to talk about his hidden problems, to open the locked doors of his mind.
Once the complexes that have been disturbing the patient are uncovered and interpreted, the illness and confusion disappear.... and the devils of unreason are driven from the human soul.
I've done a great deal of research on emotional problems - and love difficulties.
- Research, my eye. I've watched your work for six months. It's brilliant but lifeless. There's no intuition in it. You approach all your problems with an ice pack on your head.
Women make the best psychoanalysts, till they fall in love. After that, they make the best patients.
We both know that the mind of a woman in love is operating on the lowest level of the intellect.
I'm not an analyst, not even a doctor. I'm not talking to you as one. But believe me, not what I say, but what I feel. The mind isn't everything. The heart can see deeper sometimes.
I love you, but I'm not worth loving.
Any husband of Constance is a husband of mine, so to speak.
It's my subconscious putting up a fight. It doesn't want me cured.
-Exactly. It wants to continue enjoying your disease. Our job is to make you understand why. When you know why you're doing something that's bad for you and when you first started doing it. Then you can begin curing yourself.
You mean I've been telling you lies?
-The usual proportion.
I know why you came in.
Because something has happened to us.
-But it doesn't happen like that, in a day.
It happens in a moment sometimes. I felt it this afternoon. It was like lightning striking. It strikes rarely.
I can't remember anything. Except that I love you.
Will you love me just as much when I'm normal?
-I'll be insane about you.
I've always loved very feminine clothes, but never quite dared to wear them. But I'm going to after this, I'm going to wear exactly the things
that please me.
It is very sad to love and lose somebody. But in a while, you'll forget, and you will take up the threads of your life where you left off not so long ago and you will work hard. There's lots of happiness in working hard. Maybe the most.
Poets are dull boys, most of them, but not especially fiendish. But they keep filling people's heads with delusions about love, writing about it as if it were a symphony orchestra, a flight of angels.
- Which it isn't, eh?
Of course not. People fall in love, as they put it, because they respond to a certain hair coloring, or vocal tones or mannerisms that remind them of their parents. Or sometimes, for no reason at all. But that's not the point. The point is that people read about love as one thing and experience it as another. They expect kisses to be like lyrical poems and embraces to be
like Shakespearean dramas.
-And when they find out differently, then they get sick and they have to be analyzed, eh?
Yes, very often.
-Professor, you're suffering from mogo on the go-go.
You were overworked.
-A charming diagnosis for a broken-down horse.
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