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PEE Poll: Because this sub-forum is infested with banality: the films of David Cronenberg
Videodrome   -2 (33.3%)
The Dead Zone   -1 (16.7%)
The Fly   -1 (16.7%)
Dead Ringers   -0 (0%)
Naked Lunch   -0 (0%)
M Butterfly   -0 (0%)
Crash   -0 (0%)
eXistenZ   -0 (0%)
Spider   -0 (0%)
A History of Violence   -2 (33.3%)
Total Voters: 6

Blackadder11

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« on: 09-15-2006 02:18 »
« Last Edit on: 09-20-2006 00:00 »

I doubt most folks on PEEL have seen any of his movies, with the possible exception of A History of Violence, but this thread is dedicated to hoping (And in regards to the poll, yeah, it's for favorites). I'd choose Videodrome myself, simply because it has some of the most amazing effects I've ever seen in a movie (without computer technology), it avoids the banal dialogue the Fly and A History of Violence suffered from, and it maintains its interest all the way through (even if by the end the interest is mostly visceral). So, yeah.

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~FazeShift~

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« Reply #1 on: 09-15-2006 13:36 »

I've seen him act. Heheh, funny guy.

Still have to finish watching History Of Violence.
newhook_1

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« Reply #2 on: 09-17-2006 23:44 »
« Last Edit on: 09-17-2006 23:44 »

I've actually only seen two. A History of Violence was a great moive, but Crash was very overrated. It's not that it was a bad movie or anything, but it certianlly wasn't best picture quality stuff. The Oscars are a farce anyway, it's all about politics. I can see the discussions between acadamy members now:
"Oh my god, this movie has minorities in it! Let's vote for it and show the world how racially tolerant we are."
"Yeah, we're super!"
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #3 on: 09-18-2006 00:27 »

Videodrome kicks ass!
Vashti

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« Reply #4 on: 09-18-2006 04:07 »

Yes, Crash was very oeverrated. I turned it off. I like the fly though, cuz of it's kitchness. And i havent seen a history of violence.
Blackadder11

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« Reply #5 on: 09-20-2006 00:40 »

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
I've actually only seen two. A History of Violence was a great moive, but Crash was very overrated. It's not that it was a bad movie or anything, but it certianlly wasn't best picture quality stuff. The Oscars are a farce anyway, it's all about politics. I can see the discussions between acadamy members now:
"Oh my god, this movie has minorities in it! Let's vote for it and show the world how racially tolerant we are."
"Yeah, we're super!"

Actually, you're thinking of a different film. David Cronenberg's Crash is a movie about people who have a fetish for crashing automobiles, and was made about ten years earlier. Here's a link.

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tyraniak

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« Reply #6 on: 09-20-2006 12:48 »

I've seen history of violence and the fly
boingo2000

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« Reply #7 on: 09-20-2006 16:54 »

Cronenberg is the most talented director to ever come out of Canada (Sorry, Atom Egoyan and Norman Jewison, but it's true).

I've seen most Cronenberg films (all except Rabid, Shivers, The Brood and M. Butterfly) and my favourite is probably The Fly.  I mean, who else would ever think to take that crazy Vincent Price film and turn it into a metaphor for AIDS?

Also, History of Violence was easily the best film of 2005.
Vashti

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« Reply #8 on: 09-21-2006 05:29 »

Yeh, I knew that was the Crash that you were talking about. That's why i think its off, i have been in a car accident, a bad one, so that's why i am prejudiced. To me its nothing to glorify, for any reason.
newhook_1

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« Reply #9 on: 09-22-2006 01:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Blackadder11:
 Actually, you're thinking of a different film. David Cronenberg's Crash is a movie about people who have a fetish for crashing automobiles, and was made about ten years earlier. Here's a link.


Ah, sorry about that. I saw Crash on the poll and was all like, "Whoa, I didn't know David Cronenberg directed that."
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