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John Denver Hoxha
May 31, 2014

What a persistent nightmare!
....but enough about my posts


Can't really go wrong with the Mortensen/Cronenberg pairing

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John Denver Hoxha
May 31, 2014

What a persistent nightmare!
....but enough about my posts


mind the walrus posted:

The last movie to be released commercially on VHS, apparently.

that was actually the special edition copy that slowly destroyed your reality and turned you into a human VCR haunted by images of Blondie

John Denver Hoxha
May 31, 2014

What a persistent nightmare!
....but enough about my posts


Millions of Crows posted:

AHoV and Eastern Promises tend to linger on the results of the brutal violence they depict and I loved it. Intellectually i know Cronenberg is de-glamorizing violence by showing that after the hero character fucks up a bunch of gangsters now he's got several twitching mutilated corpses on his lawn and it's traumatizing his family, and this should be disturbing the audience but the gore hound part of me is all "Fuckin cool that guy's nose is smashed into his brain lol"
Yeah, Cronenberg really has a fascination with this aspect and sort of deals with it explicitly in Videodrome... it's sort of simultaneous deglamorization and also the train-wreck can't look away appeal (Really makes me think of Crash). Like even at the goriest it's such a different feeling than a gore porn movie but at the same time it's like' goddamn wow that dude got destroyed that's insane'


I've always sorta wondered if Cronenberg has like a bunch of weird fetishes, or if he just is like actually super normal and really really deep into the head game of like what makes people work or not work and like how bizarre attraction and sexuality is and really good at coming up with weird metaphors for it (the seemingly intentional awkwardness in like all of the sexual dialog in his movies has me thinking this- especially Crash and Cosmopolis)...

John Denver Hoxha
May 31, 2014

What a persistent nightmare!
....but enough about my posts


Yeah, I liked him too Joeyy

Just rewatched it. Such a great movie. I thought the ending where he just stumbled in like wrecked from driving across the country and failed wire garrot marks around his throat and hand and his son just sorta like casually passed the meatloaf after a slight pause while his wife (who was totally ride or die through it all+ bae... I love Cronenberg's female characters)

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