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

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"The Fly was a major hit for me. In fact, it's still is my biggest hit relative in dollars. It was technically very challenging but it reminds me of some of the things I’m doing now like Cosmopolis because it's just three people in a room. People don’t think of it that way, but it is: very claustrophobic and very intense. I think of it as the beginning of my Samuel Beckett period: a kind of austerity, control, rigorousness. We were working in confined spaces, something that I rather like. People keep asking if Cosmopolis's limo scenes were confining, but I find that a confined space adds to the intensity of the drama and helps the actors too. It’s not a challenge; it's liberating and exhilarating."

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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

2 Read the title
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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