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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.

 

 

July 24, 2012
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My Top 10 Films

  1. Lost in Translation
    Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray perfect in Sofia Coppola’s best
  2. Groundhog Day
    Explains The Internet
  3. Dumb and Dumber
    Saw this at the cinema when it came out and hated it. Got funnier with every viewing after.
  4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Perfectly captures the pain of being in love with the wrong person
  5. Ichi the Killer
    Off the wall sadomasochism
  6. Kissing Jessica Stein
    Slightly clutzy lesbian love story, but that “I know…” scene is a killer
  7. The Dead Zone
    David Cronenberg’s best is the best Stephen King adaptation
  8. Five Easy Pieces
    Quit a job after watching this
  9. Harold and Maude
    Quirky love story with perfect soundtrack
  10. Big dumb fun action movie
    Die Hard, Payback, Terminator (I or II), Bourne. Before the sequels ruined them