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Cronenberg On Cronenberg
The director talks through Cosmopolis and other iconic moments

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Cronenberg On Cronenberg | The Dead Zone (1983)
The Dead Zone (1983)

On the blazing bed... "Chris (Walken) was the kind of actor that I adore working with. Very powerful and charismatic on screen, but delightful to work with, very funny with a wacky sense of humour. He didn’t cook for me so I had no idea about his cooking. Maybe that’s a recent skill acquired. This is him in the picture – not a stunt double – and there’s a trapdoor through the bed. He wanted to do it and he did it. These days you can have a stuntman do the stunt and then map the face of the actor onto him, but we couldn’t do that then."
 

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1 RE: Read the title
Lol, I'm hardly taking it personal, just stating an opinion! Is there a fucking law against that in this democratic society? Just thought it would've been good to hear about those films in particular that's all!!! More

Posted by dannyfletch on Tuesday June 19, 2012, 22:00

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It's a list of random thoughts and moments, not a list of his best films. Maybe Cronenberg himself didn't mention those particular films in this particular segment? Why do people on this site go straight on the attack like it's some kind of personal insult? More

Posted by rob_devitt on Tuesday June 19, 2012, 02:02

3 Where's Videodrome & The Brood???
Two of Cronenberg's finest films are Videodrome & The Brood but both films don't even get a mention here! The question is why as Videodrome is especially on a lot of fans lists at no1? Both films are far superior to the rather lackluster Dead Zone! However it is nice to see the excellent Scanners on there and the overlooked Naked Lunch. More

Posted by dannyfletch on Sunday June 17, 2012, 11:29


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