The Cronenberg Thread

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Eric H., Thursday, 22 March 2012 11:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

nah, I don't see many boring horror tropes there

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 22 March 2012 11:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

^3rd time this has been posted

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is it just me or has David Cronenberg, in an inversion of the Soderbergh formula, been making intellectually-minded critical favorites in order to gain the room in his career to produce what he REALLY loves, schlock exploitation flicks

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

'cause those are what brings in bank

Eric H., Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

man this looks sick as hell. i dont even like the book and had no expectations for this, but now...

these pretzels are makeing me horney (Hungry4Ass), Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

for real

just sayin, Thursday, 22 March 2012 13:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

daaaaaaamn

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

what are the "schlock exploitation flicks"?

Number None, Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the book! This teaser video makes it look like it's going to be a lot less sedate than Delillo's prose.

mh, Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I finally saw A Dangerous Method and it was ok but not as great as I hoped? Really low-key for Cronenberg.

mh, Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

but see, Spelrein's head never exploded nor did Jung ever stomp anyone's eye out.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

was hoping for more messed-up sex or sexual tension I guess

mh, Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

my fan edit has ten minutes of Videodrome edited into the middle for no particular reason

mh, Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

NN - Shivers? Videodrome? Dead Ringers? Crash? OK maybe "schlock exploitation" was the wrong phrase but more like.... sensationalist genre films are what he "gets" to do after making critically lauded mainstream movies, which is like the reverse of the normal directorial jujitsu

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

man this looks sick as hell. i dont even like the book and had no expectations for this, but now...

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A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

nah, I don't see many boring horror tropes there

What?

Walter Galt, Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

<3 & lol @ DON DELILLO flashing in neon

johnny crunch, Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

man this looks sick as hell. i dont even like the book and had no expectations for this, but now...

^^^^

looks way more exciting than Delillo's boring books

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Paul Giamatti as the nemesis is a little too easy, but I'll wait n' see

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 13 April 2012 21:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

that gunshot thru the palm is kinda almost a spoiler

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 April 2012 17:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

#occupythenewflesh

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Thursday, 19 April 2012 17:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

never read the book (which a trusted friend said is one of the author's worst), but this could be great if Cronenberg's feeling up to it (based on trailer I'm hopeful).

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

in other news, virus-laden apple does not fall far from tree

http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/first-pictures-from-brandon-cronenbergs-cannes-entry-antiviral/

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Friday, 11 May 2012 14:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

never read the book (which a trusted friend said is one of the author's worst), but this could be great if Cronenberg's feeling up to it (based on trailer I'm hopeful).

I'm reading the book now. It's basically a piss-take on Ulysses, and it doesn't really add up to much, but DeLillo can always put a sentence together. Anyway, I don't think it matters -- remember, Cronenberg made a movie of Naked Lunch, which can only be called a book because it's available in a bound and printed format. I think he could do something brilliant with this material.

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

can only be called a book because it's available in a bound and printed format

excessively challopsy

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well, it's certainly not filmable as-is, you have to give me that.

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am one of the few people who really liked Cosmopolis and if this lives up to the potential of the book/director pairing I will be thrilled

mh, Friday, 11 May 2012 15:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Few books are filmable as is, and the only one I can think of that works brilliantly as virtual Cliff Notes is The Maltese Falcon.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 11 May 2012 16:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

First Cosmopolis clip:

The Painter of Blight™ (Sanpaku), Monday, 21 May 2012 18:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

i feel like cronenberg has this masterpiece theatre/white elephant mode that kind of lurks around some of his films and that intruded a little too uncomfortably on dangerous method. i worry that it'll come to the fore here.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 21 May 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm. I feel like those moments really only work when they're juxtaposed against scenes that render them somewhat unreal. A Dangerous Method never really had that and it ended up very much masterpiece theatrey

mh, Monday, 21 May 2012 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

the spanking scene was pure pbs

bark ruffalo (latebloomer), Monday, 21 May 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't feel like it was that edgy, compared to other Cronenberg films! May as well have been PBS

mh, Monday, 21 May 2012 21:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

public bondage system

bark ruffalo (latebloomer), Monday, 21 May 2012 21:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

never been crazy about Farbert's taxnomoy tbh

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 21 May 2012 21:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

*Farber

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 21 May 2012 21:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

^yeah every time i hear "white elephant" used to describe a movie i just kind of tune out

bark ruffalo (latebloomer), Monday, 21 May 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

unless the movie is literally about elephants that are white

bark ruffalo (latebloomer), Monday, 21 May 2012 21:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

would watch a movie made by termites, though

bark ruffalo (latebloomer), Monday, 21 May 2012 21:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

not crazy abt Farber's taxidermy on white elephants

u ppl just don't like PERIOD CUSTUMES

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 21 May 2012 21:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like them!

bark ruffalo (latebloomer), Monday, 21 May 2012 21:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

is this about that photo shoot in vice magazine

mh, Monday, 21 May 2012 21:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I liked the movie's courage in reproducing how two prodigies wrote and spoke to each other; it assumed the audience would Get It.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 21 May 2012 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

exactly

bark ruffalo (latebloomer), Monday, 21 May 2012 21:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh i liked the movie fine i just feel like there was some airless fussiness hovering around.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 02:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

for me, dangerous method was cronenberg's least interesting - and entertaining - film to date (not seen m. butterfly, or fast company come to that), and am afraid i'll agree w/ this cosmopolis review, in time:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/may/25/cosmopolis-review?newsfeed=true

Ward Fowler, Friday, 25 May 2012 13:20 (2 years ago) Permalink


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