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Prof. Leonard Kamerling
I loved your film!
I now know more about Freud than I thought possible.
I think the way you structured “More Alive Than Dead”, slowly building tension between supporters and critics. It worked very well.
I also found myself changing sides several times as the case was built for and against Freud and his theories. Several weeks after watching the film, that’s what stays with me, making a judgment about Freud and then having it chipped away.
Regarding the perspective of the people who speak in the film, I could feel trust between subject and filmmaker - and it shows in their “presence” on-screen, like they are not just being interviewed, they are letting us in on their secrets.
I think a year from now, that’s what I’ll remember about the film.
The animations give the film a lite and more accessible tone to what could have been a serious (and less interesting) conversation between experts…
Many, many more people will watch the film and learn about Freud because of the tone that the animations set. And that makes the film unique, because Freud is a serious guy and a serious subject and we don’t think of him as lighthearted, but the film is and it changes the way we take in the information.
Professor of English, UAF
Curator of Film, Museum of the North
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