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Yossi Hatvany

Yossi Hatvany, Deputy Editor, People & Computers

"More Alive Than Dead" is a great pleasure. The film is extremely interesting, enriching the knowledge that I lacked, and is highly recommended  due to its merits - and I’ll explain:
First, the visual aspect: with stunning  and elaborate illustrations of the highest quality, the film managed to overcome - and does it in a wonderfully  artistic way - the difficulty of watching what is known as 'Talking Heads'.
Second, the film was able to take the subject of  'problematic ‘ personality - however important - Freud, who died more than seven decades ago, and put real life into the “dead” subject matter.
Third, film, using tight editing, is able to connect the different aspects that Freud so deeply influenced in his life and even more so after his death: culture and the various arts, sociology, advertising, psychology, religion, politics, mass media, the economy in general and behavioral economics in particular, protest movements and freedom movements including the Feminist movements in particular, as well as military and national security.
The fourth aspect that is of significance in this film is the presented a variety of opinions - for and against Freud. It brings into attention the fact that even Freud’s most militant adversaries are using his terms and are deeply affected by Freud’s legacy and reasoning.
Finally, the film manages to unite people from all corners of the globe holding  different positions in different disciplines – and they all put forward tens of interesting, varied and very different and exciting points of view and fascinating perspectives about the man, his work and influence.


In conclusion, the film is inspiring and lives up to its promise of “More Alive Than Dead”. It has been established that today, 80 years after his death, Freud's theory and practice is very much present throughout our cultural and social life. It is clear that his vast cross-cultures effect is more prevailing and deeper than the effect on the subject matter he devoted his life to: psychology and psychoanalysis.

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