Sunday, November 4, 2007

Cronenberg In 12 Minutes

Jim Emerson at Scanners has put together a wonderful 12 minute homage to David Cronenberg's film career. I myself am not a fan of his most recent work and much prefer Rabid, Scanners, The Brood and eXistenZ because they explore common Cronenberg themes such as sex, violence, isolation and the flesh like no on has done before. A History Of Violence may or may not be a good movie (I don't believe it is) but it feels less like Cronenberg and more like a lot of other films I have seen (I argue that it feels like Cronenberg trying to be like Lynch). But enough of my yappin, click over and watch it for yourself. You won't be disappointed.


Anonymous said...

The guy who assembled that REALLY loves Videodrome.

Personally, my favorite Cronenberg films are The Fly and Dead Ringers. I found both intellectually disturbing and emotionally shattering.

Sheamus the... said...

i love me some D.C.

brian said...

"Cronenberg trying to be like Lynch?"

I applaud David for going beyond your expectations of what a Cronenberg film should be.

Personally, I really liked "History of Violence" and can't wait to see "Eastern Promises."

However, I am with you. "The Fly" remains his masterpiece.