July 15, 2005, 1:55 a.m. CST
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July 15, 2005, 2:07 a.m. CST
I'm going to have to pick up that DVD. I checked, it comes out in october.
July 15, 2005, 2:12 a.m. CST
I heard Cronenberg hand writes all his scripts. When Alex Cox read one of them once, he noticed there wasn't a single spelling mistake. Nice to see him dipping into the mainstream every now and then.
July 15, 2005, 2:30 a.m. CST
I used to love his article roughcut.com and the stupid question of the day. Where has he been for the past four years and whatever happened to his site? Is he a critic somewhere else?
July 15, 2005, 2:30 a.m. CST
Cronenberg films are always essential... and this one soounds really interesting.
July 15, 2005, 3:11 a.m. CST
saw it at a screening a couple of weeks ago, it's one of the best films I've seen this year.
July 15, 2005, 3:18 a.m. CST
by Curtis Spicoli
I can't wait. By the way, what the heck is the "cat-monkey" scene from The Fly?
July 15, 2005, 5:09 a.m. CST
There was a scene missing from the finished film where Brundle screws around with the telepod and uses it to genetically fuse a baboon and a cat. The "Cat-Monkey" then attacks him and he ends up killing it in self defense. The scene was supposedly cut due to the filmmakers or test audience (I forget which) not wanting the Brundle character to be abusive towards animals, or so I've heard. The DVD sounds like it's going to be awesome and I hope it includes the alternate "Butterfly Baby" ending too.
July 15, 2005, 5:17 a.m. CST
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July 15, 2005, 5:19 a.m. CST
sorry i effed the tb.
July 15, 2005, 5:29 a.m. CST
...looks a mean bastard in this, should get him back in the mainstream. And the film could also get Viggo over his LOTR hangover.
July 15, 2005, 6:54 a.m. CST
yeah, obviously many other worthy choices but this one has a good foundation. I mean when does the guy dissappoint? Maybe with "M. Butterfly" and "Rabid" (just didn't do it for me) but man that's it! Pretty much all major directors I can think of all go through slumps, or are really up'n'down, but I can go to a new D.C. film with all the confidence in the world that I'm going to get an interesting/fucked up storyline, some type of nasty makeup/effect shot that'll haunt my dreams, eerie allusions to the body being just a hunk of meat that might/will soon be melding with the inanimate around it, black comedy, good performances (well, except Steven "I should stick to painting an NEVER, EVER act again" Lack), and really solid directing chops. The preview looks dope, word of mouth is solid...maybe a Best Director/Film nod? Not that he needs it or that it means anything, but maybe then he could get more projects green-lighted and get to work with larger budgets. The thought of what he could do with an $80 mil budget is astounding. Spread the word.
July 15, 2005, 7:51 a.m. CST
a film written by Cronenberg and directed by Chris Cunningham. These guys are so obsessed with the human body, this would be great. (P.S.:Don't wanna say that Cronenberg shouldn't direct anymore. He's one of the greatest directors ever!)
July 15, 2005, 7:52 a.m. CST
I hope it lives up to the hype. This film has been finished for a while yes? I reckon the studios are delibrately releasing this later in the year in the hopes of getting a few nominations.
July 15, 2005, 7:57 a.m. CST
and boy is that a gloriously fucked up movie. Cronenberg is a pimp.
July 15, 2005, 8:49 a.m. CST
his wife is played (brilliantly like the rest of the cast) by Maria Bello. Very fun movie...a perfect popcorn flick.
July 15, 2005, 10:33 a.m. CST
by Judge Doom
Well, actually I think it should be Crispin Glover, but Cronenberg comes in a close second...
July 15, 2005, 10:39 a.m. CST
Or maybe nobody has read the graphic novel, it's not like it's Batman... or even Hellboy for that matter.
July 15, 2005, 12:57 p.m. CST
...i'll second -- forty-second? -- the motion that d.c. is one of the greatest living directors. (i'm not counting his early experimental shorts, although they hold the other part of his development). _shivers_ is basically a psycho-sexual _the crazies_ (both feature the elfin magic of lynn lowry) and _rabid_ is basically a psycho-sexual _night_, right down to the downbeat ending (ah, marilyn!)...and thereafter, his films take a stranger, far more personal turn. of mainstream critics, only the village voice's j. hoberman would appear to concur with the canadian's greatness -- in fact, at cannes this year, he dedicated an entire piece on this film and why cronenberg is not more esteemed amongst his peers. i won't screw up the layout with a url, tiny or big -- just go to the voice site and do a search. don't know if he'd be a good joker, but he was perfect in don mckellar's underrated _last night_, one of the great apocalypse-now films of all time (sandra oh gave one of the best performances of all english language films in the 90's therein). certainly look forward to seeing this _history_.
July 15, 2005, 2:01 p.m. CST
And here I thought I was the only one @AICN who loves J. Hoberman! Speaking of McKellar have you ever seen his TV show "Twitch City"? Holy shit I can't believe it type of hysterics! If anyone knows anything about that show ever getting some kind of release on DVD or anything please post. Cronenberg's best on screen role though is "Nightbreed"...CREEPY!
July 15, 2005, 2:33 p.m. CST
Pathetic as it may sound, no. I've been overseas for a while with the military. When I came back, his site was gone, bummer because I thought the stupid question of the day was always funny. Thanks for the info.
July 15, 2005, 4:31 p.m. CST
by fried samurai
This con sounds so cool.I tell ya if their ever was a director born to direct a Philip K Dick novel its Cronenberg.The guy is obviously a fan.It breaks my heart that so many hacks keep getting to make shit and it takes forever for DC to get something greenlit.PAINKILLERS sounded awesome...peace
July 15, 2005, 5:02 p.m. CST
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE is fucking great. Peace.
July 18, 2005, 1:38 p.m. CST
getting to this late, so no one may ever read this again...no, i haven't seen _twitch city_ but i hear-tell it's brilliant, with d.mc. playing his standard outcast anti-hero, transfixed by the telly. truly deserves a dvd release -- i know of one individual involved with public television programming in the u.s. who saw _twitch city_ a few years ago and passed on it. too twitchy for u.s. audiences whose public television offerings can only extend to hand-driven felt crappy music specials, i guess...so sad. more fuel to the fire of those who say _the discovery channel has great documentary series that pack in so much information before commercial breaks!_ and wish to defund public broadcasting accordingly. >sigh<...with these, _32 short films aboot (!) glenn gould_ & _the red violin_, the don is just aboot (!) my favorite living screenwriter. the last scene in _last night_ is one of my favorites EVER -- talk aboot (!) life-affirming! and who couldn't love hoberman? if you don't wanna negotiate those prolix celebrations of obscure thai filmmakers, at least give your propers to the author of _midnight movies_, right? no question in my mind, hoberman's the finest film critic alive, bar none.