The Cronenberg Thread

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Because there is not yet a thread with the general purpose of discussing Cronenberg, in general. Or of Picking Only Five. Or anything of the sort.

slightly more subdued (kenan), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:09 (fourteen years ago) link

Let's begin with The Fly, shall we? Cronenberg says it's his meditation on aging and the strange decay of the human body, though "meditation" may be laying it on a bit thick. Still, there are so many good things about this movie. Goldblum is as good as he's ever been, nerdy and nervous at first, then scary but cracking wise to the bitter appendage-sprouting end. Geena Davis is serviceable enough -- I wonder if they cast her because she was a good match in height? The big effects date badly -- the emergence from the skin at the end looks like rubber, and the vomit-on-the-hand thing is the same cheese effect used for face-melting in Indiana Jones. But it's the details that get you. The hair coming out of the wound. The oozing fingertips. The vomiting. You're thanking the heavens they don't actually show him "eating." It's all the little stuff that adds up to one of the most genuinely icky movies I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot of other Cronenberg, so that's saying something.

His best? I dunno. Discuss.

slightly more subdued (kenan), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:13 (fourteen years ago) link

nah, it is pretty great though. i thought i'd heard he said the fly was about how in a love affair one person always turns into a monster. and of course the reading at the time was 'it's about aids'.

j blount (papa la bas), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:16 (fourteen years ago) link

I haven't seen enough to really determine. But Spider and eXistenZ = duddy McDudDud. Videorome has some great moments but does have some problems aging.

Jeff-PTTL (Jeff), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:16 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm going to shock everyone by saying that Existenz is probably the one I enjoy the most.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:17 (fourteen years ago) link

i thought i'd heard he said the fly was about how in a love affair one person always turns into a monster.

I bet he did say that. I love the romance angle of The Fly as well.

slightly more subdued (kenan), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:18 (fourteen years ago) link

POV CRONENBERG!!!

shivers
videodrome
scanners
fast company
dead ringers

j blount (papa la bas), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:22 (fourteen years ago) link

In order:

Existenz
Naked Lunch
The Fly
Scanners/Brood (tied)
Spider
Dead Zone
Rabid
Shivers
Dead Ringers
Crash

Never seen Fast Company so that's excluded. Crash is the only actual real bad movie of the lot, but he's also never made a truly great film either.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:23 (fourteen years ago) link

Totally forgot Videodrome. That's after Naked Lunch, but before the Fly.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:23 (fourteen years ago) link

I haven't seen Shivers! Netflix ahoy.

slightly more subdued (kenan), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:27 (fourteen years ago) link

eXistenZ = duddy McDudDud

Thank you. Not to mention the storyline is just a re-hash of Videodrome.

Scanners is his best, and Crash is underrated. Okay, so it's not a great film, but I can't think of any better way for the translation from the book.

Sasha (sgh), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:29 (fourteen years ago) link

That's damning with faint praise.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:30 (fourteen years ago) link

Well then why translate the book? The book was a pretty pointless exercise to begin with, if you ask me. Which you didn't.

slightly more subdued (kenan), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:31 (fourteen years ago) link

It's definitely one of my least favorite Ballard books from that era. I'm kind of surprise no one has tried to do Concrete Island or High Rise which both strike me as much more cinematic (and obv miles better to boot.)

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:33 (fourteen years ago) link

haha i really didn't care for his naked lunch so never bothered with crash. i prefer his earlier, funnier films.

j blount (papa la bas), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:33 (fourteen years ago) link

I think the film actually is... enjoyable. I've watched it a couple of times and will probably watch it again. James Spader is great in it.

Sasha (sgh), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:37 (fourteen years ago) link

My five, which may change as I read this thread and see more of them:

Dead Ringers -- has its probnlems, sure, but also has Jeremy Irons.
Naked Lunch -- it's a rare horror/sci-fi director that gets the kind of performances from his actors that he gets out of Peter Weller in this. Spot-on, funny, and... just fuckin' great.
The Fly -- See above.
The Dead Zone -- Walken!
Spider -- I loved this movie. Also had the pleasure of seeing it in a theater with a fussy five-year-old, upon which others in the theater started shouting at the mother. "This is not a movie for kids!" Beautiful.

slightly more subdued (kenan), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:37 (fourteen years ago) link

It's definitely one of my least favorite Ballard books from that era.

Agreed. You know what would make a great movie? War Fever.

slightly more subdued (kenan), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:38 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh, man, that ending. Just picks up the gun. Nothing to do but go kill. Would anyone make this movie?

slightly more subdued (kenan), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:40 (fourteen years ago) link

i hear spider was pretty great - should i definitely see it?

j blount (papa la bas), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:41 (fourteen years ago) link

Definitely.

slightly more subdued (kenan), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:42 (fourteen years ago) link

A lot of his short stories would translate well into films. As would probably his last three novels. Cocaine Nights and Super Cannes expecially, seeing as they paint such a good visual image throughout.

Sasha (sgh), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:42 (fourteen years ago) link

And I reckon Cronenberg would be the best director for his stuff.

Sasha (sgh), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:44 (fourteen years ago) link

i like him so much i will be a bit upset if someone says he sucks. 'rabid' was kind of shit tho

franken-vader, Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:51 (fourteen years ago) link

i think that crash is brilliant--a conflation of machine and flesh that continues and expands his themes (which are the themes of all of us--it takes the la of five ecologies and turns it on), that is isolating, slick, beautiful, erotic, well versed and morally complicated.

i think it is the best film formally he has made

anthony, Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:56 (fourteen years ago) link

Ugh Cocaine Nights is terrible. No one should direct that.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 03:59 (fourteen years ago) link

xpost
Did you really find it erotic, though?

slightly more subdued (kenan), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 04:00 (fourteen years ago) link

Formally, yes. Sexually, no.

Just Kidding (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 04:01 (fourteen years ago) link

actually thats a perfect answer

anthony, Tuesday, 24 May 2005 04:07 (fourteen years ago) link

I don't know what "formally erotic" means, but I do understand why it's the perfect answer. May also explain my disconnect from the movie.

slightly more subdued (kenan), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 04:08 (fourteen years ago) link

Ebart: "Cronenberg has made a movie that is pornographic in form, but not in result. Take out the cars, the scars, the crutches and scabs and wounds, and substitute the usual props of sex films, and you'd have a porno movie."

So, yes. Ebert liked it way more than I did, though.

slightly more subdued (kenan), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 04:12 (fourteen years ago) link

I thought Spider was a total z. At least Crash was unintentionally funny. I find the stuff really entertaining but I think the 80s were his peak - charismatic leads help make his style a little less starchy.

POV:
Dead Ringers
Dead Zone
Scanners
Videodrome
The Fly

I really want to see Shivers.

miccio (miccio), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 04:54 (fourteen years ago) link

That should be I find the early stuff

miccio (miccio), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 04:54 (fourteen years ago) link

shivers is great, like if romero directed an orgy flick

j blount (papa la bas), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 04:58 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh, and Howard Shore music scores for Videodrome, Crash & Scanners... FUCKING CLASSIC.

Sasha (sgh), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 05:03 (fourteen years ago) link

yeah I saw a lot of clips of Shivers on an IFC documentary about horror films back in 2000 (I turned 21 that October, freaked out and spent every weekend eating pizza and watching tons of Craven, Romero and Cronenberg films on the station - all hosted by Tom Savini!) and it looked terrific.

miccio (miccio), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 05:09 (fourteen years ago) link

charismatic leads help make his style a little less starchy

Not that I find his style starchy -- more like gooey (ha) -- but as the Star Wars threads (and esp. movies) have reminded me, it doesn't just take a good actor to be a good actor. It takes a relatively decent filmmaker as well. Th fact that Cronenberg consistently gets such good actors and such good stuff out of them is a testament to his ability to work with actors, and that's a laudable talent. Makes the movies better for all of us. A round of applause, please, for Goldblum in The Fly and Irons in Dead Ringers and even Jude Law in eXistenZ. Cronenberg doesn't always give these guys top-shelf material to work with, I won't argue that, but he apparently gives them the room to actually *act* in movies that are not perfect, and that's good direction.

slightly more subdued (kenan), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 05:10 (fourteen years ago) link

apparently cronenberg's gonna make a movie out of london fields - i'm quite curious about this!

j blount (papa la bas), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 05:11 (fourteen years ago) link

You're kidding. I need a link.

slightly more subdued (kenan), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 05:15 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0404207/ - admittedly just 'announced', with no status update for over a year so, hmmm, maybe not so likely to happen. i'd see that movie for sure though.

j blount (papa la bas), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 05:29 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh, I could have looked that up myself. I was hoping for an article.

slightly more subdued (kenan), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 05:31 (fourteen years ago) link

Holy shit a DC London Fields would be NICE.

David R. (popshots75`), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 05:37 (fourteen years ago) link

Yes. Yes it would.

slightly more subdued (kenan), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 05:38 (fourteen years ago) link

I can't tell if its a shame or not that he never got to do Basic Instinct 2. It almost happened!

miccio (miccio), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 05:39 (fourteen years ago) link

If he'd done the first one, it would have been a great movie. It almost was anyway, but it lacked any subtext whatsoever.

slightly more subdued (kenan), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 05:44 (fourteen years ago) link

TS: verhoeven vs. cronenberg

j blount (papa la bas), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 05:47 (fourteen years ago) link

Holy shit a DC London Fields would be NICE.

It COULD be, depending on many, many things. At least the very thought doesn't make me want to die like pretty much any other director on this shit would.

box of socks, Tuesday, 24 May 2005 05:50 (fourteen years ago) link

I love every Cronenberg movie I've seen but The Brood is my favorite. I made my girlfriend watch it and not only was she totally creeped out and disturbed but shortly after that she became pregnant. We have a good laugh about that now and then.

I always feel compelled to compare Cronenberg to David Lynch and as much as I admire Lynch, I think Cronenberg is much more successful at doing the same types of things Lynch attempts. For example while Lynch flirts with bad acting, camp, b-movie conventions, and general awkwardness, Cronenberg seems to operate in that territory quite naturally. He kind of skirts a thin line between the arthouse and schlocky failure that I find very exciting. Where other directors working in a similar vein might come across as too clever and knowing, Cronenberg manages to make movies that can be truly confounding and get the most intense reactions out of people.

So anyway, I think he's very underrated. Crash and Naked Lunch in particular are quite underrated. Total classic.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 05:53 (fourteen years ago) link

I forgot to mention: search his appearance in the film Last Night.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 05:56 (fourteen years ago) link

At least Crash was unintentionally funny.

Really? Unintentionally?

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 05:57 (fourteen years ago) link

Scanners is def lower-tier Cronenberg. Outside of the iconic scene and some of McGoohan's scenery chewing it's really pretty slow and stupid.

I love Existenz, a much better film in every way.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 22:16 (two years ago) link

I found eXistenZ rather slow, almost leaden at time. I'm rewatching this weekend.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 15 August 2017 22:22 (two years ago) link

idk maybe I'm just overly fond of the game framework ("GAS" etc.)

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 22:23 (two years ago) link

it also plays like a loose sequel to videodrome.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 22:24 (two years ago) link

I need to buy the Criterion Blu-Ray of The Brood. Love that movie. I suspect any child of divorce whose custodial parent relentlessly shit-talked the non-custodial parent for years would probably feel the same. Scanners is a lot of fun, Videodrome is a masterpiece, and eXistenZ is a bad Videodrome knockoff.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 15 August 2017 22:29 (two years ago) link

eXistenZ is a good Videodrome tribute!

The Brood is my favorite.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:58 (two years ago) link

i haven't seen the freud movie or maps to the stars either! cosmopolis was really dull, mostly, except for binoche

prob saw existenz ten years ago but i liked it & thought it was hilarious at the time

comey did deflategate (daria-g), Wednesday, 16 August 2017 01:29 (two years ago) link

Didn't think it possible, but I went to a rep screening of Crash tonight and hated it even more than I did when it came out. Its lumbering eagerness to shock is embarrassing. This is not a comment on the novel, which I haven't read.

clemenza, Sunday, 20 August 2017 04:07 (two years ago) link

the only thing i remember about crash is when deborah kara unger says "anus"

for me that is enough

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 20 August 2017 12:01 (two years ago) link

Unger and Elias Koteas speak every line in this breathy, ominous whisper that's as wearing as it is self-parodying.

I should say that I was semi-diverted throughout by trying to name specific roads. I took one of them home after the film, although I was going in the opposite direction--just me i the car, both hands on the wheel, trying not to crash.

clemenza, Sunday, 20 August 2017 13:47 (two years ago) link

Haven't seen Crash since it came out, but my memory of it is as a deliberately 'cool' version of the Ballard book.

The desire to shock seems to me a noble aim for any filmmaker (as a cinemagoer, I would rather be shocked than comforted) - god forbid we have a cinema deprived of the vulgar and voyeuristic. The erosion of the strong shock impulse in Cronenberg's work has made him a lesser, duller filmmaker imho (eg the bland heritage nothingness of that wretched Freud movie). Besides, Ballard's linking of vehicles with the death impulse, and with orgasmic oblivion, seems very prescient right now - shockingly so.

Gulley Jimson (Ward Fowler), Monday, 21 August 2017 08:41 (two years ago) link

I'm at the opposite end with Cronenberg, which I know is unusual--the more he erodes his strong shock impulse, the more I like him. His Dead Zone/The Fly/Dead Ringers run is far and away his peak for me. Not that the shock impulse is absent in those films--obviously it isn't, especially in The Fly--but I find his focus is almost entirely on the sadness of the stories there. Maybe the sadness is just a more conventional kind that I can relate to; you could say that Crash is very sad, too, I guess. I wouldn't.

clemenza, Monday, 21 August 2017 14:07 (two years ago) link

I don't remember anything really being 'cool' about the film adaptation of Crash? If anything, it's a little too literal. Ballard's expository prose is really hard to convey on screen, so a lot of the subtext is lost. So the film gives you the narrative of one man's journey through these sex/car/death fetishists, but doesn't quite drive home the point that it's about society's near-erotic fixation with these machines that regularly kill people.

mh, Monday, 21 August 2017 14:15 (two years ago) link

the bland heritage nothingness of that wretched Freud movie

The staging, lighting, and script ideas were as clammy as ever. I suggest another look.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 21 August 2017 14:18 (two years ago) link

I need to rewatch it, but I had to admit it's the most disinterested I've been in a Cronenberg film! Sounds great on paper, though

mh, Monday, 21 August 2017 14:21 (two years ago) link

and I've even seen that racing movie he directed when he was starting out

mh, Monday, 21 August 2017 14:22 (two years ago) link

FWIW, Kim Newman also claimed that the Freud flick was DC's worst (and I'm guessing he's seen M. Butterfly, whereas I haven't) - so perhaps it's especially disliked by long-term genre dudes who miss the vulgar brilliance of Shivers?

Gulley Jimson (Ward Fowler), Monday, 21 August 2017 14:33 (two years ago) link

I wouldn't expect genre dude to make allowances for experiments outside genre though.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 21 August 2017 14:41 (two years ago) link

*dudes

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 21 August 2017 14:41 (two years ago) link

I haven't seen it since it came out, but I remember Crash as being sort of abstractly sad. Like, these people only want this one dangerous thing, like addicts, and it ends more or less as it begins, iirc, in a state of semi-desperation.

I think Crash might have been better (again, from faded memory) if it was *more* shocking. It was sort of lopped in with mainstream NC-17/pseudo-X movies like Showgirls, but that kind of stuff, with explicit sex/nudity, has come a long way in relatively mainstream cinema. Naked Lunch, too, was sort of limited by the times, both n terms of what could be depicted but especially with FX. Crash was hampered less by practical stuff, iirc, but still felt a bit like a challenge (as in dare) to pull off, as when anyone films a transgressive "unfilmable" book, which Cronenberg clearly had on the mind with the streak of Dead Ringers/Naked Lunch/Crash.

I'll have to watch it again, but I recall Crash as sort of perversely, intentionally boring/cold. Like he tried to make a movie that is literally about sex and crash crashes as unsexy and unexciting as possible.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 21 August 2017 14:45 (two years ago) link

Like, I hate Lars Von Trier, but he might have made a good Crash.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 21 August 2017 14:46 (two years ago) link

I think Cronenberg and his 70s horror contemporaries - Craven, Romero, Carpenter - were all desperate not to be pigeonholed as genre directors, and Cronenberg definitely had the most success with escaping the genre. But horror was what all these guys were best at, imho - or at least, it was the form that best accommodated their imaginations. (I mean, there's a good case to be made for DC being the best horror film maker of all time, whereas you wouldn't never say he was the best dramatic film maker of all time).

Gulley Jimson (Ward Fowler), Monday, 21 August 2017 14:52 (two years ago) link

you WOULD never say...

Gulley Jimson (Ward Fowler), Monday, 21 August 2017 14:53 (two years ago) link

Hmm, it's a good question, I think Cronenberg transcends horror so much that I'm not sure he even counts as horror. Is Videodrome horror? Is Crash? Dead Ringers? He's as much a sci-fi-fi director as horror director.

Ironically, he does have a habit of popping up in acting roles in shitty horror movies, like Nightbreed and Jason X.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 21 August 2017 14:58 (two years ago) link

I remember Crash as being sort of abstractly sad.

Yes. Even though I don't experience it myself (the performances are just too wooden), I can see feeling sad for the characters in Crash--sadness at a remove. With The Dead Zone and The Fly, for sure--Dead Ringers is trickier--I feel an empathetic sadness with Walken and Goldblum and Geena Davis.

clemenza, Monday, 21 August 2017 15:22 (two years ago) link

imo his work is more science fiction/body horror and not the violent or menacing horror you get from a lot of films in the horror genre

it's seldom some external force menacing the characters in Cronenberg's films, it's usually a man-versus-self thing

I mean, in Videodrome there's technically a group that has been specifically targeting the protagonist, but he's only the perfect target because he's been seeking out the type of material already

mh, Monday, 21 August 2017 15:22 (two years ago) link

Cronenberg has a lot (loosely) in common with Egoyan. Two Canadian directors working consistently within a certain theme, briefly flirting with the mainstream, then for some reason just sort of ... fizzling out. I could imagine Cronenberg making "Where the Truth Lies" or even "Chloe."

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 21 August 2017 16:38 (two years ago) link

idk what Cronenberg's problem is these days re: features. The more recent shorts I've seen of his were great.

Οὖτις, Monday, 21 August 2017 16:38 (two years ago) link

It's weird, Spider (arguably the first of his films met with indifference) was followed by A History of Violence and Eastern Promises, maybe not the most Cronenberg-y of his films but really great nonetheless. But then it's a return to meh or disappointing (reportedly).

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 21 August 2017 16:44 (two years ago) link

Cronenberg has made som meh movies recently, but nothing as awful as late period Egoyan.

Frederik B, Monday, 21 August 2017 17:55 (two years ago) link

I finally figured out the problem with Crash: it's a movie made by someone who loves J.G. Ballard, but hates both sex and cars.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 22 August 2017 00:59 (two years ago) link

He loves cars and he probably likes sex.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 22 August 2017 02:02 (two years ago) link

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_Company_(1979_film)

dan selzer, Tuesday, 22 August 2017 14:27 (two years ago) link

he likes sex so much he demonstrated how to do it properly on the set of History of Violence

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 22 August 2017 15:35 (two years ago) link

Spider, History of Violence and A Dangerous Method are all v good. I could take or leave the last couple but they had their moments.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 22 August 2017 15:39 (two years ago) link

he likes sex so much he demonstrated how to do it properly on the set of History of Violence

he subsequently claimed he and Viggo were joking about this fwiw

Number None, Tuesday, 22 August 2017 20:05 (two years ago) link

:(

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 22 August 2017 20:11 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

75 today

have interviewed DC several times, he's great, but my favourite memory was meeting him when I was 15 and telling him I snuck into CRASH... he said "that's the way to do it."

— Adam Nayman (@brofromanother) March 16, 2018

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 16 March 2018 21:03 (two years ago) link

Cronenberg getting his birthday cake. pic.twitter.com/fjbWPXWrkc

— Philip Concannon (@Phil_on_Film) March 16, 2018

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:06 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

David Cronenberg Is Developing a TV Series

Oodalally!

Minister of the Pillow (fionnland), Saturday, 1 September 2018 20:18 (one year ago) link

Both excited about this, and sad that this wasn't done during the 20th century, when "Cronenbergian" had more meaning.

https://nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/07-cronenberg.gif

nonderepressible (Sanpaku), Saturday, 1 September 2018 20:38 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

pic.twitter.com/DPfHCTsM8Q

— Einojuhani (@__HypnoAngel) February 19, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 21:05 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

David Cronenberg is one of my favorite directors, and he has directed a few of my favorite movies. And yet, I'd somehow managed to skip his last three movies. So in the interest of completion I decided to start in with the most recent, "Maps to the Stars," and man, what a dumb movie that one is, like a particularly unfunny David Lynch parody. I'm sure it was funny or smart (or something) to a handful of people, but ugh. I guess at least it's memorable, in a campy sort of way.

Was it filmed digitally? Because it didn't even look particularly good, and Cronenberg movies usually do.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 23 June 2019 18:56 (nine months ago) link

OK, now Cosmopolis, I thought that one was great. I never read the book, but what a perfect pairing of material with director, and Pattison (the best thing about Maps to the Stars) was really good in it.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 27 June 2019 18:08 (nine months ago) link

two months pass...

“You want to know the moral of making a film like Crash?” asks Thomas, just as we’re leaving. “Wear a seatbelt.”

haha um no

Οὖτις, Thursday, 5 September 2019 18:10 (seven months ago) link

Ballard himself was more withering, describing the moral panic as “little England at its worst… [symptomatic of a] strange, nervous nation.”

JGB otm, as usual

who do you think you are kidding mr cummings (Matt #2), Thursday, 5 September 2019 19:04 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

YESSS:

Cronenberg said that he’s currently in pre-production on a brand-new TV series for Netflix that will be based on his recent novel “Consumed.”

https://theplaylist.net/david-cronenberg-netflix-consumed-20191016/

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 17 October 2019 09:02 (five months ago) link

five months pass...

turns out he's a documentarian

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 14:15 (two weeks ago) link

I'm hoping for a sexier virus like in Shivers.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 20:42 (two weeks ago) link


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