Face to Face– Carl Jung
Filmed in Switzerland at his lakeside home near Zurich, Professor Carl Gustav Jung was viewed as the greatest living psychologist. Interviewer John Freeman found Jung, although an old man, as sharp and clear thinking as ever. It proved to be a timely encounter; Jung died 18 months later (1959).
Many clips from this classic ‘Face to Face’ interview are available on Youtube but are extremely poor quality, both visually and orally. In this original BBC footage, you really feel like you’re in the presence of Jung in his lakeside home. He talks about Freud, his early desire to become an “alienist”, his fear of his mother, his hatred towards various people and “capacity for violence”, his “knowledge” of God, and the personal origins of his concept of ‘types’.