A Few Random Notes Loosely Related to David Cronenberg
- After the success of 'The Dead Zone', asked to direct "Flashdance',
'Top Gun', 'Beverly Hills Cop'. It is the world's great loss that he
- Allegedly now directing London Fields
- Canadian. Per capita, disturbing lunacy is higher in Canada than any
other nation. Except the Vatican City State, obviously.
- 'Dead Ringers', though - bloody brilliant
- I saw 'Crash' when it came out, but i'd drunk a pint of vodka
immediately beforehand, so i have absolutely no recollection of it,
apart from that it was quite dark, and span round a lot
- In 'Call of Cthulhu', David Cronenberg would cost you 2D8 san
- 'Shivers' was partly funded by the Canadian government. Canada has
no nuclear weapons programme. Canada needs no nuclear weapons
- Plays a mentaller doctor serial killer dude in Clive Barker's move
'Nightbreed' - is pretty good. The lead 'actor' in this film is Craig
Sheffer, who, a housemate (ironically, my only straight male housemate)
informs me, is now in One Tree Hill, where he is apparently shorter and
fatter (the housemate in question is not noted for his reliability). Had
any of my female or gay housemates been watching, they would surely have
appreciated his cheekbones, which appear to actually extend above any
other parts of his face; this disturbing anatomical curiosity is
exploited to cast him sa Brad Pitt's brother in A River Runs Through It.
I reckon he looks more like Kevin Bacon, personally. Colossally more
importantly, he is very obviously the prototype for Angel in the
television series 'Buffy, the Vampire-Slayer', what with the cheekbones,
face going a bit funny when he's cross (like a cosmetic-surgery Hulk),
being a undead/demon/whatnot but still a good guy or something,
- Cronenberg vs
Rushdie; note that the cop's name is Sinclair. Chance? Or SINISTER
LITERARY CONSPIRACY? Cronenberg attempts to head me off at the pass by
opening the interview with the line "one of the things I despise about
journalism is the desperate need to make connections at all costs.".
- Amis vs
Cronenerg; contains the useful phrase "a neo-Sixties avant-garde
associated with confrontational theatre, conceptualist painting,
installationist sculpture, experimental fiction, and the ICA".
- A biog out there contains the useful phrase "institutionalised
disaster areas", and is a googlewhack for it (although obviously not for
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