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Conversation with Anja Jaenicke on Classic Psycho Thrillers, Twilight Reality, Sophia, and Spontaneity: German Actor & Poet (5)


Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2020/12/22


Anja Jaenicke is a German Poet and Actor. She discusses: Classic psycho thrillers; fellow human beings; Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski; “religious fanaticism”; the interplay between a twilight reality of the mother and daughter; the next advancement in science; the next advancement in the arts; and spontaneous creation.

Keywords: Anja Jaenicke, classic psycho thriller, Germany, humanity, Klaus Kinski, Werner Herzog.

Conversation with Anja Jaenicke on Classic Psycho Thrillers, Twilight Reality, Sophia, and Spontaneity: German Actor & Poet (5)

*Please see the footnotes, bibliography, and citation style listing after the interview.*

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Classic psycho thrillers tend towards the dark end of film. Why where you drawn to this particular with the reflection in the works of “Das Spiegelbild des Seins”?

Anja Jaenicke[1],[2]*: The novel “Das Spiegelbild des Seins” which I wrote years ago, is based on a real story. After researching this and similar cases I was fascinated with the logical consequences of ill will, failure, self reproach, displacement and megalomania, leading to the terror of fatality.

Jacobsen: Why maintain such optimism of fellow human beings in the sense of “as long as there is humanity there will be art”?

Jaenicke: Who says that it is optimism? Art is not a fixed constant of good or evil, it is fluid expression. Wherever humanity goes, art will follow.

Jacobsen: With Pen Gwyn as having a “human face inside of him” as characterizing his human nature, in Werner, how does this reflect the honouring of Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski?

Jaenicke: I have no clue, maybe you ask Werner Herzog? But don’t we all have a bit of a curious penguin inside ourselves?

Jacobsen: Is “religious fanaticism” a less of a “twilight reality” in some sense and more of reality while portrayed as a twilight reality through “Das Spiegelbild des Seins”?

Jaenicke: The book is fiction and carries metaphors. But of course, it lies in the core of any system of belief to be not knowledge but to leave room for interpretations, which on the downside can attract people with mental impairment and the tendency for fanatic definitions of given content.

Jacobsen: How is the interplay between a twilight reality of the mother and daughter, Sophia through to the “schizophrenic abyss” of Sophia? How is the film storyline developing a trajectory from an imaginary reality into a collapsed reality, complete chaos? It would seem hard to pull off.

Jaenicke: The dramaturgy of the story is the play with perspectives. As I mentioned earlier, the film is based on a novel and the book is self-explanatory. I hope there will be an English version soon.

Jacobsen: What do you consider the next advancement in science?

Jaenicke: In the history of scientific advancements the best achievements have been made when humans were under attack or at war. Well, we are under attack of a virus right now. That is why I think the next advancement will be a medical one.

Jacobsen: What do you consider the next advancement in the arts?

Jaenicke: As I said before, art is fluid, not linear. There is no after and before kind of art. Art is the conscious expression of the collective mind.

Jacobsen: How do you take those times of spontaneous creation and channel them into a very focused and systematic” approach?

Jaenicke: The answer lies in the eyes of the beholder and is a secret of the artist.

Appendix I: Footnotes

[1] German Poet and Actress; CEO, HIQ-MEDIA-POOL INC.; Member, Poetic Genius Society.

[2] Individual Publication Date: December 22, 2020:; Full Issue Publication Date: January 1, 2021:

*High range testing (HRT) should be taken with honest skepticism grounded in the limited empirical development of the field at present, even in spite of honest and sincere efforts. If a higher general intelligence score, then the greater the variability in, and margin of error in, the general intelligence scores because of the greater rarity in the population.


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