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3 things about David Cronenberg’s COSMOPOLIS

Cosmopolis [2012] 1. “Put a stick of gum in your mouth and try not to chew it.” 2. “Money has lost its narrative quality the way painting did once upon a time.” They continue their conversation without interruption even as … Continue reading

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3 things about Brandon Cronenberg’s ANTIVIRAL

Antiviral [2012] 1. Biological communion. 2. He rolls up his sleeve to display his collection of skin grafts. 3. An arm rail. Literally.

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3 things about David Cronenberg’s THE FLY

The Fly [1986] 1. A state of the art word processor. 2. “There is an elevator.” He picks her up. “Don’t you feel elevated?” 3. A package of mini cake donuts. 3 other things.

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3 things about David Cronenberg’s COSMOPOLIS

Cosmopolis [2012] 1. He asks the doctor about a spot on his side. “What do we do about this?” “Let it express itself.” 2. Her title: Chief Theoretical Officer. 3. A thick bundle of cords and wiring snakes its way … Continue reading

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3 things about David Cronenberg’s A DANGEROUS METHOD

A Dangerous Method [2011] 1. “Angels always speak German. It’s traditional.” 2. Her jaw. 3. Extensive use of split-focus. Reminiscent of looking at two different things under a microscope simultaneously. Clinical.

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3 things about David Cronenberg’s EASTERN PROMISES

Eastern Promises [2007] 1. “You might want to leave room.” He puts the cigarette out on his tongue, throws his tie over his shoulder, and takes up the pliers. He begins to snip off the corpse’s fingers. 2. He delicately … Continue reading

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3 things about David Cronenberg’s A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

A History of Violence [2005] 1. Her back, pale in the moonlight, bruises on it. 2. His nose is missing. 3. “Jesus, Joey.” Joey shoots Richie. “Jesus, Richie.” I believe that this was the last major studio film to get a … Continue reading

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