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September 8, 2014
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Making of David Cronenberg’s VIDEODROME

The joy of seeing Videodrome on VHS in the 80’s, David Cronenberg’s climax of body horror and politics that begins with the triumvirate of Shivers, Rabid, and The Brood, leading to Scanners and onto the “long live the new flesh” explosion of Videodrome.

 

For me The Fly was a more traditional, it embodies Cronenberg’s body horror but loses the body politics somewhat. But that’s not to say The Fly isn’t great. For me Videodrome, The Dead Zone, and The Fly are his most essential work.

 

James Woods’ comparing Videodrome to a nightmare is spot on.

 

 

August 4, 2014
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Movie trailers

I don’t watch trailers for movies I don’t want to see, don’t watch trailers for movies I want to see to avoid spoilers, and spoil movies I might see by watching a trailer.

 

I need trailers for trailers that don’t spoil a movie. Didn’t we used to have trailers that just whetted your appetite?

 

 

Btw, saw Boyhood today with my son (not having seen a single trailer) and it’s incredible. ★★★★☆

 

April 29, 2014
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Ouch. Told.

In his complaint, Althouse listed 118 alleged similarities between the works.
 
But the judge ruled they were “too general for copyright protection… or are commonly used, unoriginal ideas”. – BBC News

 

April 8, 2014
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Duh moment

Just realised Franka Potente played in Run Lola Run, The Bourne Identity, and the sadly cancelled Copper

 

Run Lola Run

Run Lola Run

The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity

Copper

Copper

 

And… the annoying guy from Do the Right Thing is Giancarlo Esposito who played no small part in Breaking Bad

 

Giancarlo Esposito - Do The Right Thing

Giancarlo Esposito – Do The Right Thing

Giancarlo Esposito - Breaking Bad