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« Reply #105 on: April 18, 2013, 12:08:53 PM »
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Julianne Moore, John Cusack & Sarah Gadon Join Robert Pattinson In David Cronenberg's 'Map To The Stars'
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Last month, Rachel Weisz dropped out of David Cronenberg's brewing "Maps To The Stars," the project that would reteam him with his "Cosmopolis" lead Robert Pattinson. The plan was to shoot the movie next month, but with Cronenberg recently taking a role in "I Am Love" helmer Luca Guadagnino's adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel "The Body Artist," lensing this summer, we wondered about the status of 'Maps.' Turns out, we have nothing to worry about.

Julianne Moore, John Cusack and Sarah Gadon are all now joining the picture, which seems to be moving full steam ahead. Plot details on the movie, penned by Bruce Wagner, have been scarce, except that it will be a trenchant look at Hollywood and celebrity culture. But Deadline adds that it's also a "ghost story," which certainly raises an intrigued eyebrow. The cast is top shelf (though it seems Viggo Mortensen is no longer taking a role, or at least isn't mentioned), with Moore and Cusack working with Cronenberg for the first time. Meanwhile, it will be Gadon's third round with the Cronenberg brood, featuring in "Cosmopolis" and "A Dangerous Method" and Cronenberg Jr.'s "Antiviral."

The movie will be available to buyers next at Cannes and will start shooting in July. eOne will distribute the film in the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia/New Zealand.

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Re: dave depraved cronenberg
« Reply #106 on: April 18, 2013, 07:59:52 PM »
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I've read the script of Pain Killers and wondered why Cronenberg backed off. I liked Cosmopolis, but I would love seeing him back to form with "Pain Killers" or something alike. Btw I like the new Cronenberg, the only problem with it is it's always safe bets... come on man, you used to have balls.

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« Reply #107 on: April 18, 2013, 10:16:23 PM »
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« Reply #108 on: September 05, 2013, 08:51:10 PM »
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Ever Wanted to Live Inside a David Cronenberg Film? Now You Can With His New Project at TIFF
via IndieWire

David Cronenberg's films are dark, twisted, and absolutely riveting, but would you want to live inside one? With an ambitious new project, TIFF and the Canadian Film Centre's Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) have co-produced Body/Mind/Change, an elaborate multi-media production with creative direction by Lance Weiler and starring David Cronenberg.

In Body/Mind/Change, Cronenberg partners with BMC Labs, a fictional biotech firm, to develop biotech enhancement implants inspired by the intellectual property found in his films, such as "Scanners," "Videodrome" and "eXistenZ." Cronenberg is the first participant in the project. Participants can sign up now at www.bodymindchange.ca where they can register to be one of the first to receive the next generation bio-tech recommendation engine, called Personal-On-Demand (POD).

"Working with TIFF on Body/Mind/Change offered an unparalleled opportunity for CFC Media Lab to work with the amazing David Cronenberg; Lance Weiler, an incomparable storyteller reinventing entertainment; and a passionate group of digital designers and companies,” said CFC’s Chief Digital Officer Ana Serrano, who is also the producer for Body/Mind/Change. “It has been an exciting creative journey resulting in North America’s first interactive storytelling experience that generates a physical object for the user that has narrative meaning."

We first wrote about the project back in June, but more details were revealed this morning at the Toronto International Film Festival. CFC Media Lab is working with Lance Weiler who is serving as the creative director and experience designer of Body/Mind/Change. Weiler has a long history with CFC Media Lab, having presented his seminal work, "The Last Broadcast," at CFC Media Lab's Interactive Arena Series in 1988.   

"The Cronenberg Project is TIFF's first fully-curated exhibition and we’re proud to offer visitors a truly unique experience, both within our building and beyond with Body/Mind/Change,” added Noah Cowan, Artistic Director, TIFF Bell Lightbox. "In addition to Lance Weiler’s artistic direction and the CFC team, David Cronenberg’s involvement in this project has made it one of the coolest multimedia projects in the world."


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« Reply #109 on: January 21, 2014, 11:00:53 PM »
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Cronenberg Takes TIFF
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Cinema lovers: you owe it to yourselves to become acquainted with the oeuvre of David Cronenberg. There’s no better time, either, because TIFF is currently showcasing the work of the groundbreaking Canadian director. TIFF’s first original exhibition, “David Cronenberg: Evolution”, was on display at the TIFF Bell Lightbox until January 19. Now, you can go into the world of Cronenberg in depth from the comfort of your home with “David Cronenberg: Virtual Exhibition”.

David Cronenberg is one of Canada’s most important filmmakers. The majority of his major movies have been filmed in Canada and one film, The Brood, even has scenes shot in Mississauga. Cronenberg is a local—he graduated from the University of Toronto in the ’60s. He originally pursued a bachelor’s of science until he became disenchanted and switched to English. He developed an interest in film during his undergraduate years. Cronenberg’s dual fascination with science and literature has played prominent roles in his career. Many of his films deal with biological changes and the resulting psychological changes.

Cronenberg released his first short film in 1969. Since then, he’s never taken an extended break, managing to release at least one important film every few years. The highlights of Cronenberg’s filmography include Videodrome, The Fly, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch, Crash (not the Crash you’re thinking of), and A History of Violence. Even Cronenberg’s lesser-known work stands up incredibly well due to a unique vision and uncompromising storytelling.

    TIFF’s David Cronenberg exhibition is an opportunity to get behind the scenes of an incredible number of films. Every film he directed is profiled. The exhibition includes original scripts with revealing handwritten changes and blueprints for designing his complex original worlds. Cronenberg’s classic adaptation of William Burroughs’ “unfilmable” novel, Naked Lunch, gets a deluxe treatment, allowing visitors to enter the Interzone. The making of Naked Lunch is explored in depth, and visitors can take a picture with a Mugwump.

Everything from the physical exhibition at TIFF will be displayed online, but the virtual exhibition will offer even more insight into Cronenberg’s work. The virtual exhibition includes interviews with Cronenberg and his collaborators, many of whom are top-notch Hollywood talent. You can explore an interactive map and timeline, from which you can gain a greater understanding of how Toronto shaped his career. Scholarly essays will also be featured for serious study of Cronenberg’s creations. The Cronenberg exhibition demonstrates how a filmmaker can progress through a career where each standalone film adds to a greater trend.

David Cronenberg is the rare filmmaker who hasn’t compromised his vision or creativity throughout his six-decade career. He has reached the highest echelons of the film world (Oscars be damned). The great thing is that he was once a young U of T student like you. Now, he is a major cultural figure in Toronto. Find his films however you can. After you’ve watched a few and managed to adjust to his world, you’ll understand why you need to visit the Cronenberg virtual exhibition.

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« Reply #110 on: February 23, 2014, 05:42:40 PM »
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David Cronenberg in conversation with TIFF director Piers Handling


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« Reply #111 on: February 23, 2014, 06:00:49 PM »
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Paris Review - The Beetle and the Fly, Cronenberg's introductory essay to a new translation of Kafka's The Metamorphosis

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« Reply #112 on: April 07, 2014, 10:24:24 PM »
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David Cronenberg's novel 'Consumed' now has a release date of September 2, 2014, and is up for pre-order on Amazon.

The exhilarating debut novel by iconic filmmaker David Cronenberg: the story of two journalists whose entanglement in a French philosopher’s death becomes a surreal journey into global conspiracy.

Stylish and camera-obsessed, Naomi and Nathan thrive on the yellow journalism of the social-media age. They are lovers and competitors—nomadic freelancers in pursuit of sensation and depravity, encountering each other only in airport hotels and browser windows.

Naomi finds herself drawn to the headlines surrounding Célestine and Aristide Arosteguy, Marxist philosophers and sexual libertines. Célestine has been found dead and mutilated in her Paris apartment. Aristide has disappeared. Police suspect him of killing her and consuming parts of her body. With the help of an eccentric graduate student named Hervé Blomqvist, Naomi sets off in pursuit of Aristide. As she delves deeper into Célestine and Aristide's lives, disturbing details emerge about their sex life—which included trysts with Hervé and others. Can Naomi trust Hervé to help her?

Nathan, meanwhile, is in Budapest photographing the controversial work of an unlicensed surgeon named Zoltán Molnár, once sought by Interpol for organ trafficking. After sleeping with one of Molnár’s patients, Nathan contracts a rare STD called Roiphe’s. Nathan then travels to Toronto, determined to meet the man who discovered the syndrome. Dr. Barry Roiphe, Nathan learns, now studies his own adult daughter, whose bizarre behavior masks a devastating secret.

These parallel narratives become entwined in a gripping, dreamlike plot that involves geopolitics, 3-D printing, North Korea, the Cannes Film Festival, cancer, and, in an incredible number of varieties, sex.

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Re: dave depraved cronenberg
« Reply #113 on: April 07, 2014, 10:46:12 PM »
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The quality of this guy's films is directly proportional to how depraved the sex is.

And now books.
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« Reply #114 on: April 07, 2014, 10:57:26 PM »
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The best:



In 1996 Crash was produced on a budget of $9 million, it blows my mind it ever got made. Someone must've been drunk when they were writing the checks.

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« Reply #115 on: April 19, 2014, 04:54:25 PM »
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TIFF's Virtual Cronenberg Exhibition is now online

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« Reply #116 on: April 22, 2014, 01:41:55 PM »
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The exhilarating debut novel by iconic filmmaker David Cronenberg: the story of two journalists whose entanglement in a French philosopher’s death becomes a surreal journey into global conspiracy.

Stylish and camera-obsessed, Naomi and Nathan thrive on the yellow journalism of the social-media age. They are lovers and competitors—nomadic freelancers in pursuit of sensation and depravity, encountering each other only in airport hotels and browser windows.

Naomi finds herself drawn to the headlines surrounding Célestine and Aristide Arosteguy, Marxist philosophers and sexual libertines. Célestine has been found dead and mutilated in her Paris apartment. Aristide has disappeared. Police suspect him of killing her and consuming parts of her body. With the help of an eccentric graduate student named Hervé Blomqvist, Naomi sets off in pursuit of Aristide. As she delves deeper into Célestine and Aristide's lives, disturbing details emerge about their sex life—which included trysts with Hervé and others. Can Naomi trust Hervé to help her?

Nathan, meanwhile, is in Budapest photographing the controversial work of an unlicensed surgeon named Zoltán Molnár, once sought by Interpol for organ trafficking. After sleeping with one of Molnár’s patients, Nathan contracts a rare STD called Roiphe’s. Nathan then travels to Toronto, determined to meet the man who discovered the syndrome. Dr. Barry Roiphe, Nathan learns, now studies his own adult daughter, whose bizarre behavior masks a devastating secret.

These parallel narratives become entwined in a gripping, dreamlike plot that involves geopolitics, 3-D printing, North Korea, the Cannes Film Festival, cancer, and, in an incredible number of varieties, sex.


Books have trailers now


Trailer looks like the kind of porn with such a niche audience that it's specially commissioned by Swazilandian princes.

I'm in.

Definitely unclassy though to have only your buddies blurb your books, especially when they go embarrassingly overboard with comparisons to Kafka, Borges and Nabokov. Viggo Mortensen's great though and doing good for literature in publishing so I'll take his word on this.

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« Reply #117 on: June 30, 2014, 12:43:23 PM »
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Watch: David Cronenberg Hopes to Remove Pests From Breasts in His New Short 'The Nest'

David Cronenberg is back to his mind-bending, body-morphing best. In his new NSFW short "The Nest" he takes a walk down memory lane to his days of body horror or just about (sadly there are no exploding heads). The nine-minute, single-shot film documents an interview between a doctor (maybe) and a topless patient (Evelyne Brochu) in what appears to be a custodial closet. They discuss usual things - why she wants to remove her left breast, how an insect nest grew within it, how they might trap said insects, how they won't stop "buzzing and rustling" as "they sense the threat." The doctor behind the camera, voiced by Cronenberg himself, always responds in an eerily nonchalant tone, simply concerned that he's "not an entomologist."

The film was commissioned by the International Film Festival of Rotterdam's friends at EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam. From 22 June through 14 September 2014, they will present a major exhibition focusing on Cronenberg, following the main themes of his work. For more information go their website. Check out "The Nest" below:


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Re: dave depraved cronenberg
« Reply #118 on: September 28, 2014, 12:59:13 AM »
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Expanded versions of Howard Shore's scores for Dead Ringers, Crash, and Naked Lunch are being released next month from Howe Records

And Cronenberg's novel is out on Tuesday.

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« Reply #119 on: September 28, 2014, 02:31:27 PM »
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And Cronenberg's novel is out on Tuesday.

gonna read it the same day i read gus van sant's (mystery)

[3x edited this post due to curious typos discovered in increments]

 

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