TransferenceIn transference a single effect can be produced by a number of different elements. In a film many elements are present on the screen at once. They may reinforce each other, heightening the effect (this occurs in the conventional cinema Eisenstein deplores); the elements may conflict among themselves and create a new effect; or an unexpected element may convey a needed effect. This last is the height of transference. Transference was first described by Sigmund Freud, who recognized its importance for psychoanalysis for better understanding of the patient’s feelings. It is common for people to transfer feelings from their parents to their partners or children. For instance, one could mistrust somebody who resembles an ex-spouse in manners, voice, or external appearance; or be overly compliant to someone who resembles a childhood friend. In general experience a variety of opposites, that in love and in psychological growth, the key to success is the ability to endure the tension of the opposites without abandoning the process, and that this tension allows one to grow and to transform. In an analysis context, transference refers to redirection of a patient's feelings for a significant person to the therapist.