Friday, November 5, 2010

In Geist (pause*)

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some folks believe in spirits, others in therapy. others, yet, in both. and that's what we have here: in this session of In Treatment, Gabriel Byrne and Dianne Wiest sit facing each-other. the screen-shot is of a *paused cut from one character to the other. through the simultaneous presence, or co-emergence of faces in the paused view, the characters overlap for a fraction of time. who exactly is fading, in this frozen moment, is unclear. Byrne appears to be dozing off, while an ethereal, perhaps ghostly Wiest emanates from him, or enters him. one body, one mind.

it's probably good not to get too much in a patient's head - or a therapist's.