Totally disagree Ferris, like as much as it is possible for one human being to disagree with another one. Oh well...
You pretty high on History of Violence then? You were the one that did the Cronenburg marathon last year, right? Does the rest of the filmography inform this one in some way that I missed?
Not really, I mean, it kind of does, but it also doesn't. Violence has always been a big thing with Cronenberg, so has sex, and AHOV is another example of him exploring violence and how it relates to sex. However, pre-Crash Cronenberg was more interested in exploring the cerebral aspect of these issues, and more. Post-Crash Cronenberg is more about exploring the physical and just under the surface, think primal, aspects of those issues, and more.
I think AHOV explored violence, sex, America, the media, the modern family and more as they appear just under the surface, and I think Cronenberg did a masterful job with all of these issues. As well I thought the dialogue in the film was superb, and the direction was some of the best of Cronenberg's career.
Actually, it was Edgar who did the Cronenberg marathon, but I am probably the biggest Cronenberg booster on these boards, so I can understand why you would think it was me.