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A misanthrope
Jun 21, 2010

CAT DRUGS


David Cronenberg is probably my favorite director. Now he's known more for boring movies I haven't watched like Maps to the Stars and Cosmopolis, but his career has had a few phases. Let's look.

My favorite is a tossup between The Dead Zone

"the ice is gonna break" and etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYnGAZl3pjs







or The Fly







You see those Fly gifs? Cronenberg was a pioneer of this cool thing called "body horror."

Videodrome






Scanners:



He moved on from body horror to extremely violent crime dramas like:

A History of Violence




Eastern Promises




Oh yeah also he made a movie called Crash (not about racism) about people who get off by loving while cars crash and also loving people's car crash wound holes





I'm missing a bunch so help me fill in the gaps. What's your favorite Cronenberg movie?

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The Sphinxster
Jul 13, 2007

Next!


The movie where hosed up poo poo happens around people with angular features. poo poo is tight.

A misanthrope
Jun 21, 2010

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The Sphinxster posted:

The movie where hosed up poo poo happens around people with angular features. poo poo is tight.

Zazi
Jan 14, 2005
I once gave a homeless man all of my spare change. Little did he know, the coins were made of poison.

tbf Crash was a book first, including all the loving car crash wounds bits.

baw
Nov 5, 2008
RESIDENT: LAISSEZ FAIR-SNEZHNEVSKY INSTITUTE FOR FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

dangerous method for sure. keira knightley puts on a helluva performance

A misanthrope
Jun 21, 2010

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Zazi posted:

tbf Crash was a book first, including all the loving car crash wounds bits.

sorry I don't know how to read

SirEvelynTremble
Dec 25, 2013
Probation
Can't post for 34 hours!


Videodrome

Orkin Mang
Nov 1, 2007

by Ralp


the fly one

A misanthrope
Jun 21, 2010

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baw posted:

dangerous method for sure. keira knightley puts on a helluva performance

I haven't even heard of that one. Admittidley it's the kind of movie my eyes would slide right past because it looks like a boring as poo poo period drama.




I'll check it out.

A misanthrope
Jun 21, 2010

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Orkin Mang posted:

the fly one

yeah i really do love this movie to death

it may be in my top 10 favorite films of all time




why don't you do fun stuff like this anymore Cronenberg???

Prokhor Zakharov
Dec 31, 2008
Good luck with your depression!


Crash rules but whenever you talk about it people think you mean that lovely racist movie that somehow won an oscar

A misanthrope
Jun 21, 2010

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Prokhor Zakharov posted:

Crash rules but whenever you talk about it people think you mean that lovely racist movie that somehow won an oscar

I think no matter what you do that's an awkward movie to try to discuss with people.


Does anyone remember that Zack Parsons front page article that was like a parody of Crash? Where is that?

Zazi
Jan 14, 2005
I once gave a homeless man all of my spare change. Little did he know, the coins were made of poison.

Yeah Crash and The Fly own bones. A Dangerous Method is a real snoozefest designed to appeal to undergraduate psych students though.

A misanthrope
Jun 21, 2010

CAT DRUGS


sexy bump

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005
"Sunset found her squatting in the grass, groaning. Every stool was looser than the one before, and smelled fouler.

By the time the moon came up she was shitting brown water. The more she drank, the more she shat, but the more she shat, the thirstier she grew."

by GRRM;
the American Tolkien.


Remember that movie where he sees that pile of bronto poo poo and he's like "That's a huge pile of poo poo"

and then he wakes up in the morning with a dinosaur head?

David Lynch rules

A misanthrope
Jun 21, 2010

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Alan Smithee posted:

"He sees the pile of bronto poo poo and he's like 'That's a huge pile of poo poo.' And then he wakes up in the morning with a dinosaur head. Please don't put my name on this knock-off Asylum movie" -- Alan Smithee

a creepy colon
Oct 28, 2004
Probation
Can't post for 14 days!


yeah dead zone owns

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005
"Sunset found her squatting in the grass, groaning. Every stool was looser than the one before, and smelled fouler.

By the time the moon came up she was shitting brown water. The more she drank, the more she shat, but the more she shat, the thirstier she grew."

by GRRM;
the American Tolkien.



The lovely thing is my real name is Alan Smithee

A misanthrope
Jun 21, 2010

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Alan Smithee posted:

The lovely thing is my real name is Alan Smithee



lol if you really were a film director that would be a nightmare


a creepy colon posted:

yeah dead zone owns



uno.mannschaft
Dec 23, 2006


Dead ringers and the brood. Top notch. Also naked lunch.

baw
Nov 5, 2008
RESIDENT: LAISSEZ FAIR-SNEZHNEVSKY INSTITUTE FOR FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

A misanthrope posted:

I haven't even heard of that one. Admittidley it's the kind of movie my eyes would slide right past because it looks like a boring as poo poo period drama.

no dont! it was a fakepost!

Hector Beerlioz
Jun 16, 2010


I think The Brood is pretty tight.

Also, eagerly awaiting for the Criterion Collection to release Scanners later this month.

A misanthrope
Jun 21, 2010

CAT DRUGS


baw posted:

no dont! it was a fakepost!

oh thank god

i did NOT want to watch that



seriously cronenberg what the gently caress man? you used to be so cool

A misanthrope
Jun 21, 2010

CAT DRUGS


so I'm seeing a few posts for Naked Lunch but I haven't seen it

worth watching?

jiharlequinade
Jun 4, 2009



Always had a special place in my heart for Dead Ringers. I had these friends in high school, twin brothers who were both a bit eccentric and we'd make them watch it and constantly draw comparisons and just generally devil them with it constantly. They really hated it. So, yeah Dead Ringers.

Phil Niekro
Jun 4, 2005



Antiviral is pretty good and while its credited to his son its easy to see Cronenburgs hand in the project.

I.C.
Jun 10, 2008

Cats.

jiharlequinade posted:

Always had a special place in my heart for Dead Ringers. I had these friends in high school, twin brothers who were both a bit eccentric and we'd make them watch it and constantly draw comparisons and just generally devil them with it constantly. They really hated it. So, yeah Dead Ringers.


Wikipedia posted:

Dead Ringers is a 1988 psychological drama and thriller starring Jeremy Irons in a dual role as identical twin gynecologists.

This sounds like an amazing movie to me, really.

jiharlequinade
Jun 4, 2009



I.C. posted:

This sounds like an amazing movie to me, really.

It's fantastic. It's just that it's difficult to choose a favorite Cronenberg, so I go with the one that reminds me of my weirdo friends.

A misanthrope
Jun 21, 2010

CAT DRUGS


jiharlequinade posted:

Always had a special place in my heart for Dead Ringers. I had these friends in high school, twin brothers who were both a bit eccentric and we'd make them watch it and constantly draw comparisons and just generally devil them with it constantly. They really hated it. So, yeah Dead Ringers.


I read something about it having mutated lady parts in it so yeah I'll prob have to check it out.





Hey, does anyone like eXistenZ? I may be wrong but I think that's the last body horror movie he made.


A misanthrope
Jun 21, 2010

CAT DRUGS



GIS first result:



yeah I wanna watch that too

Cucking Mama
Sep 27, 2013

Gold Medalist, 2014 shit post olympics


I didn't know those movies were made by the same guy. cool

A misanthrope
Jun 21, 2010

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Cucking Mama posted:

I didn't know those movies were made by the same guy. cool

Yay! If I win over even one person to Cronenberg fandom then the thread is worth it.

He's pretty cool but he's a Canadian director and I think he's always been a bigger name up there. I've heard him called "the Spielberg of Canada" but don't know how accurate that comparison is.





A misanthrope
Jun 21, 2010

CAT DRUGS


Hector Beerlioz posted:

Also, eagerly awaiting for the Criterion Collection to release Scanners later this month.

Oh poo poo I missed this post at first. Did not know about it either

http://www.criterion.com/films/28043-scanners

Tim Raines IRL
Aug 25, 2004

I should have stayed
in Canada


Dead Ringers alarmed me more than any of his other movies.

eXistenZ is best cronenberg to watch while smoking weed and talking about sci-fi movies which are better than the matrix conceptually if not visually.

Videodrome as far as being significant and more or less predicting the effect of internet pornography on culture before the internet was really a thing.

Phil Niekro
Jun 4, 2005



A misanthrope posted:


yeah I wanna watch that too

Its on netflix for the time being, too.

Hector Beerlioz
Jun 16, 2010


A misanthrope posted:

Oh poo poo I missed this post at first. Did not know about it either

http://www.criterion.com/films/28043-scanners

It will be released at the same time as Barns and Nobels 50% off Criterion sale, so it'll be a steal.

Phil Niekro
Jun 4, 2005



He just got a retrospective exhibit at the IFFR and they are hosting a short film he made for the occasion.

Only online till Sept

link bc tits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp8IU1PcThQ

Somebody fucked around with this message at Jul 4, 2014 around 13:45

jiharlequinade
Jun 4, 2009



Tim Raines IRL posted:

Dead Ringers alarmed me more than any of his other movies.


It has the weird distinction of being one of his least graphic but most disturbing films.

amityville anus
Jan 30, 2010


Exterminate all rational thought

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I.C.
Jun 10, 2008

Cats.

jiharlequinade posted:

It's fantastic. It's just that it's difficult to choose a favorite Cronenberg, so I go with the one that reminds me of my weirdo friends.

This movie is totally freaky. Two thumbs up.

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