Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Friday, December 4, 2009

Rubin Museum of Art

 

With an introduction by Michael Rips
As part of Carl Jung's "Red Book" series

A doctor’s experiments serve to uncover the dual nature of man. Having been made prior to the enforcement of the production code, the audience sees explicitly that the cause of the good doctor’s transformations lie in sexual repression. Robert Louis Stevenson's famed tale brought to the big screen serves as a classic illustration of Jung's ideas about the Shadow and presents a cinematic rendering of psychological dissociation.

Introduced by Michael Rips, a fifth-generation Nebraska native. A graduate of Oxford University, he served as a law clerk to a Supreme Court justice and continues to practice criminal litigation. He is the author of The Face of a Naked Lady and Pasquale's Nose. He is currently engaged on writing a book about consciousness.