David Cronenberg

This volume also considers his excursions as an actor; key collaborators; television and advertising; and his new phase as a novelist.

David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg's films stand collectively as one of the great achievements in cinema. Fearless, imaginative and provocative, as well as intelligent and refreshingly disturbing, his work expresses a unique personal vision. More than simply 'the baron of blood' or the 'king of venereal horror', Cronenberg has long transcended these early attempts to label him. Through five decades of parasites, plastic realities, creative destruction and the rise of the new flesh - here is a filmmaker uniquely suited to dissect our mutating relationship with sex, death and technology. David Cronenberg On Screen presents a new survey of his extraordinary career, from early, experimental shorts and body-horror explorations, to commercial success with The Fly and Dead Ringers, and on to his celebrated and sometimes controversial literary adaptations. This volume also considers his excursions as an actor; key collaborators; television and advertising; and his new phase as a novelist. Cronenberg's recurring themes are explored along the way: psychological transformation revealed in physical mutation, disease as an agent of change, violence, alternative sexualities, and the viral nature of desire. In our hyper-connected world of pandemic fear and mutable identities, the films of David Cronenberg are as relevant as ever.

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David Cronenberg
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Patrick Chapman
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-27 - Publisher:

David Cronenberg's films stand collectively as one of the great achievements in cinema. Fearless, imaginative and provocative, as well as intelligent and refreshingly disturbing, his work expresses a unique personal vision. More than simply 'the baron of blood' or the 'king of venereal horror', Cronenberg has long transcended these early
David Cronenberg
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: David Schwartz
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-15 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

From his early horror movies, including Scanners, Videodrome, Rabid, and The Fly—with their exploding heads, mutating sex organs, rampaging parasites, and scientists turning into insects—to his inventive adaptations of books by William Burroughs (Naked Lunch), Don DeLillo (Cosmopolis), and Bruce Wagner (Maps to the Stars), Canadian director David Cronenberg (b.
David Cronenberg
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: David Schwartz
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-15 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

From his early horror movies, including Scanners, Videodrome, Rabid, and The Fly—with their exploding heads, mutating sex organs, rampaging parasites, and scientists turning into insects—to his inventive adaptations of books by William Burroughs (Naked Lunch), Don DeLillo (Cosmopolis), and Bruce Wagner (Maps to the Stars), Canadian director David Cronenberg (b.
David Cronenberg's A History of Violence
Language: en
Pages: 138
Authors: Bart Beaty
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: University of Toronto Press

David Cronenberg's A History of Violence - the lead title in the new Canadian Cinema series - presents readers with a lively study of some of the filmmaker's favourite themes: violence, concealment, transformation, sex, and guilt.
The Philosophy of David Cronenberg
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Simon Riches
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

Initially regarded as a cult figure with a strong following amongst sci-fi and horror film fans, Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg emerged as a major and commercially viable film director with mainstream hits such as A History of Violence (2005) and Eastern Promises (2007). With his unique ability to present imagery