Face to Face: Entrevista com Carl Gustav Jung, BBC 1959


Entrevista realizada com o psicólogo suíço Carl Gustav Jung em sua residência, na cidade de Zurique, Suíça.

Destaco do diálogo aos 30:30:

Jung: (…) Uma coisa é certa; uma grande mudança de nossa atitude psicológica é iminente. Isso é certeza.

Freeman: E porquê?

Jung:  Porque precisamos de mais, precisamos de mais psicologia. Nós precisamos de um entendimento maior da natureza humana, porque o único perigo real existente é o próprio homem. Ele é o grande perigo, e lamentavelmente não temos consciência disso. Não sabemos nada sobre o homem,  sabemos muito pouco. Sua psique deveria ser estudada, pois somos a origem de todo o mal vindouro.

BBC, 1959, Sinópse: John Freeman interviews Carl Gustav Jung, the most famous living psychologist, at his home in Zürich. We learn about Jung`s early life, including the moment in his eleventh year when he realized he was an individual consciousness. Jung speaks about his friendship with Sigmund Freud, and explains why the friendship could not last. Jung is asked about his belief in God, and Jung can only respond that there is no belief: he knows. And, he says, he knows – knows, not believes – that death is not an end. Finally, Jung forecasts what he thinks will happen to mankind and describes what man needs to survive. BBC `Face to Face` interviews Carl Gustav Jung October 22, 1959 Face To Face was a 35 episode BBC television series broadcast between 1959 and 1962, created and produced by Hugh Burnett. The insightful and often probing style of the interviewer, former politician John Freeman, distinguished it from other programmes of its genre at the time. Freeman`s face was almost never shown. Apart from the back of his head, the cameras were concentrated on the subject, sometimes concentrating on a nervously smoked cigarette or a close-up of a face. The theme music was an excerpt from the overture to Berlioz` opera Les Francs-juges. The titles for each episode featured caricatures of that week`s subject drawn by Feliks Topolski. Some episodes departed from an interview conducted at the BBC`s Lime Grove Studios: the edition with Carl Gustav Jung was conducted at his home in Switzerland. The interview was a success, with his much quoted remark about the existence of God – `I don`t believe, I know` – arousing a storm of comment at the time