Monday, October 8, 2012

Halloween Day 8 Theme: It’s What’s Inside that Counts

Shivers (aka They Came from Within) (1975) - trailer

Halloween Day 8 Theme: It’s What’s Inside that Counts
Shivers (aka They Came from Within) (1975) - Controversey
The Canadian journalist Robert Fulford, writing as “Marshall Delaney”, decried the content of Shivers in the pages of the national magazine Saturday Night. Since Cronenberg’s film was partially financed by the taxpayer-funded Canadian Film Development Corporation (later known as Telefilm Canada), Fulford headlined the article “You Should Know How Bad This Movie Is, You Paid For It.” He called it “crammed with blood, violence and depraved sex” and “the most repulsive movie I’ve ever seen.”Not only did this high profile attack make it more difficult for Cronenberg to obtain funding for his subsequent movies, but Cronenberg later said Fulford’s article also resulted in him being kicked out of his apartment in Toronto due to his landlord’s inclusion of a “morality clause” in the lease.

Halloween Day 8 Theme: It’s What’s Inside that Counts

Shivers (aka They Came from Within) (1975) - Controversey

The Canadian journalist Robert Fulford, writing as “Marshall Delaney”, decried the content of Shivers in the pages of the national magazine Saturday Night. Since Cronenberg’s film was partially financed by the taxpayer-funded Canadian Film Development Corporation (later known as Telefilm Canada), Fulford headlined the article “You Should Know How Bad This Movie Is, You Paid For It.” He called it “crammed with blood, violence and depraved sex” and “the most repulsive movie I’ve ever seen.”Not only did this high profile attack make it more difficult for Cronenberg to obtain funding for his subsequent movies, but Cronenberg later said Fulford’s article also resulted in him being kicked out of his apartment in Toronto due to his landlord’s inclusion of a “morality clause” in the lease.

Halloween Day 8 Theme: It’s What’s Inside that Counts
Shivers (aka They Came from Within) (1975)
The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.

Halloween Day 8 Theme: It’s What’s Inside that Counts

Shivers (aka They Came from Within) (1975)

The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.

Friday, August 24, 2012 Wednesday, August 15, 2012
It’s still Batman running around in a stupid cape. I just don’t think it’s elevated. Christopher Nolan’s best movie is Memento, and that is an interesting movie. I don’t think his Batman movies are half as interesting though they’re 20 million times the expense … A superhero movie, by definition, you know, it’s comic book. It’s for kids. It’s adolescent in its core. That has always been its appeal, and I think people who are saying Dark Knight Rises is ‘supreme cinema art,’ I don’t think they know what the fuck they’re talking about.

David Cronenberg, during an interview with Next Movie

I still love you Cronenberg, but you are the one who doesn’t  know what the fuck you’re talking about.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis teaser trailer (NSFW)


Welcome back Mr. Cronenberg.

Friday, February 17, 2012
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An actual comment card from a test screening of David Cronenberg’s VIDEODROME.

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An actual comment card from a test screening of David Cronenberg’s VIDEODROME.

Sunday, November 20, 2011
David Cronenberg isn’t the squeamish type. Thirty years ago, the prodigious filmmaker was racing his vintage Ducati motorcycle when he got in a nasty accident. He was admitted to a local hospital and told that his shoulder was separated. When the doctor offered him a general anesthetic, he flatly refused. “What about just a local?” asked Cronenberg. The doctor replied, “We could, but most people kind of freak out when they feel the screw being screwed into their shoulder.” Cronenberg looked the doctor dead in the eye and said, “Have you seen any of my movies?

David Cronenberg on ‘A Dangerous Method,’ Robert Pattinson’s Acting, and S&M With Keira Knightley (via welcometocrystallake)

LIKE A BOSS.

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(Source: thedailybeast.com)

Sunday, October 9, 2011
The Brood is one of the few films to genuinely freak me out. Not scare me necessarily, but make me question what I was watching. I loved it for that. 

The Brood is one of the few films to genuinely freak me out. Not scare me necessarily, but make me question what I was watching. I loved it for that. 

The Brood (1979) trailer

“The bad kids are hurting Ms. Mayer! They made her fall down!” - The Brood (1979)
Halloween Day 9

The bad kids are hurting Ms. Mayer! They made her fall down!” - The Brood (1979)

Halloween Day 9

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Fly (1986) Theatrical Trailer

"Something went wrong, Seth. When you went through, something went wrong." - The Fly (1986)

"Something went wrong, Seth. When you went through, something went wrong." - The Fly (1986)

"You have to leave now, and never come back here. Have you ever heard of insect politics? Neither have I. Insects… don’t have politics. They’re very… brutal. No compassion, no compromise. We can’t trust the insect. I’d like to become the first… insect politician." - The Fly (1986)

"You have to leave now, and never come back here. Have you ever heard of insect politics? Neither have I. Insects… don’t have politics. They’re very… brutal. No compassion, no compromise. We can’t trust the insect. I’d like to become the first… insect politician." - The Fly (1986)


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Dangerous Method first official trailer.

David Cronenberg, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, and Keira Knightley oh my!