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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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3 things about SPIDER

Spider [2002] 1. Her teeth. 2. He digs up the vegetable garden and plants the body of his wife. 3. “What have you done? What have you done?” He hovers over her bed holding a hammer and screwdriver.

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3 Things

eXistenZ [1999] 1. Country Gas Station. 2. Jennifer Jason Leigh’s peculiar hair-weave. 3. He wraps up the package of frog organs and seals it neatly with a strip of brown tape. He places it on a conveyor belt.

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3 Things

Crash [1996] 1. The blonde wig is pasted to the car door with blood and brain matter. 2. “Vaughan isn’t interested in pedestrians.” 3. No one in the entire film is ever shown eating or drinking.

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3 things about David Cronenberg’s NAKED LUNCH

Naked Lunch [1991] 1. “He left.” “Not before cumming, I hope.” “He’s on junk. He doesn’t cum.” “Not before you came, I hope.” “I’m on bug powder. I don’t need to cum.” 2. Dr. Benway drapes half of the mask … Continue reading

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3 things about David Cronenberg’s VIDEODROME

Videodrome [1982] 1. Max sticks the pin through Nicki’s earlobe, leaves it there. They kiss. 2. MS Max entering Spectacular Optical for the first time: to the right of the doorway is a small hand-written sign, “please turn off all … Continue reading

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3 things about David Cronenberg’s SCANNERS

Scanners [1981] 1. The futuristic food court, with all the signs in French; neon, shiny red plastic wall panels, chrome, hamburger wrappers, escalators with black scuff marks on the treads. This is exactly why I love Canadian movies of the … Continue reading

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