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Your Favorite David Cronenberg Film Is...

haven't seen any
0 (0%)
don't like any
0 (0%)
other
0 (0%)
Shivers
0 (0%)
Rabid
0 (0%)
The Brood
0 (0%)
Scanners
1 (1.4%)
Videodrome
15 (20.3%)
The Dead Zone
3 (4.1%)
The Fly
15 (20.3%)
Dead Ringers
3 (4.1%)
Naked Lunch
7 (9.5%)
M. Butterfly
0 (0%)
Crash
2 (2.7%)
eXistenZ
4 (5.4%)
Spider
1 (1.4%)
A History of Violence
11 (14.9%)
Eastern Promises
10 (13.5%)
A Dangerous Method
1 (1.4%)
Cosmopolis
1 (1.4%)
Maps to the Stars
0 (0%)

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Re: Cronenberg, David
« Reply #70 on: March 30, 2016, 01:34:57 AM »
At least Hermit is watching the right one! But seriously, everybody under three movies needs to remedy that.
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Re: Cronenberg, David
« Reply #71 on: March 30, 2016, 01:36:19 AM »
I like Cronenberg's body-horror, and just grisly monster horror movies in general. Might check out the rest of his stuff.
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Re: Cronenberg, David
« Reply #72 on: March 30, 2016, 01:40:17 AM »
In that case, eXistenZ, Videodrome, and The Dead Zone might be up your alley.
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Re: Cronenberg, David
« Reply #73 on: March 30, 2016, 02:06:10 AM »
Funny thing about eXistenZ is that when I first heard it long ago, I felt it was a cool concept, but never really gotten the time to watch it.

Videodrome is just all sorts of popular, a title often mentioned around Cronenberg discussions (almost as much as Scanners). Might give it a shot.

Interesting that The Dead Zone's movie title is stylized to look like "The Twilight Zone" on its movie poster. And it has Walken in a horror movie... interesting. I've seen him in Sleepy Hollow, but he's never occurred to me as the horror movie actor type.
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Re: Cronenberg, David
« Reply #74 on: April 20, 2016, 07:10:42 PM »
Naked Lunch 4/5
The Fly 4/5
Videodrome 4/5
A Dangerous Method 3.5/5
eXistenZ 3.5/5
A History of Violence 3.5/5
Cosmopolis 3.5/5
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Maps to the Stars 3/5
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« Reply #75 on: April 25, 2016, 03:19:13 PM »
Cosmopolis (B)
The Fly (C+)
A Dangerous Method (C)
Maps to the Stars (F)

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Re: Cronenberg, David
« Reply #76 on: April 18, 2017, 10:18:34 PM »
Scanners: 6/10
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« Reply #77 on: November 19, 2017, 08:34:35 AM »
There were so many lackluster reviews of ADM that I'd decided not to put much effort into seeking it out. 

A Dangerous Method (2011)
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"Lackluster" is a good jumping off point, because I'd heard the same and imagined something talky and dry. It is talky, but the three talkers are great at it. The film isn't lackluster in the typical sense but only when you consider the subjects and subject matter. An internal battle between the intellect and basic instincts played out as a battle between two radically different but quite similar thinkers with a weak woman in the middle who's actually quite strong. Weird as it sounds, there are parallels to the three leads in Dawn of Justice and watching that battle of wills played out on Cronenberg's stage made this worth my catching up with. I just don't think I got much else out of it.

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Many filmmakers have early work made for no money they would rather we not know about. This is the kind of student filmmaking you'd want to avoid, with navel-gazing ideas and largely narrated instead of dramatized to save money. Still, it does look like a film from Cronenberg's early period and there are a number of shots that would make you believe this person has the cinematic eye.


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Re: Cronenberg, David
« Reply #78 on: November 19, 2017, 06:16:19 PM »
The problem with ADM is, if you know anything about the two of them, you immediately realise how limited the movie is. Jung was by all accounts a brilliant man who laid out the framework for psychologists for decades to come and none of that is present in the movie. It makes them sound commonplace and boring when they should be novel and exciting.
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Re: Cronenberg, David
« Reply #79 on: November 21, 2017, 03:59:19 AM »
Videodrome, 55°
Naked Lunch, 50°
At The Suicide Of The Last Jew In The World In The Last Cinema In The World, 50° (Chacun son cinéma segment)
Eastern Promises, 40°
A History Of Violence, 40°
A Dangerous Method, 20°
Spider, 15°
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