History Creator / DavidCronenberg

19th Jun '17 1:13:58 PM CosmicFerret
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* ''Film/MButterfly'' (1993)

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* ''Film/MButterfly'' ''Theatre/MButterfly'' (1993)
19th Jun '17 11:07:55 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''Film/TheDeadZone'' (1983)

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* ''Film/TheDeadZone'' ''Literature/TheDeadZone'' (1983)
4th Apr '17 10:23:58 AM CosmicFerret
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His early works include ''Film/{{Scanners}}'', the [[Film/TheFly1986 1956 remake]] of ''[[TheFly1958 The Fly]]'' (starring Creator/JeffGoldblum), ''Film/TheBrood'', ''Film/{{Videodrome}}'', ''[[Film/ExistenZ eXistenZ]]'', the film version of ''Film/TheDeadZone'', and the film adaptation of Creator/WilliamSBurroughs' ''Film/NakedLunch''.

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His early works include ''Film/{{Scanners}}'', the [[Film/TheFly1986 1956 1986 remake]] of ''[[TheFly1958 The Fly]]'' (starring Creator/JeffGoldblum), ''Film/TheBrood'', ''Film/{{Videodrome}}'', ''[[Film/ExistenZ eXistenZ]]'', the film version of ''Film/TheDeadZone'', and the film adaptation of Creator/WilliamSBurroughs' ''Film/NakedLunch''.
8th Feb '17 6:19:57 PM WillKeaton
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[[caption-width-right:350:Creator/MartinScorsese says he looks like "a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon".]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Creator/MartinScorsese says he looks like "a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon".]]
surgeon."]]
13th Jan '17 12:43:54 AM UltraWanker
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His early works include ''Film/{{Scanners}}'', the remake of ''Film/TheFly1986'' (starring Creator/JeffGoldblum), ''Film/TheBrood'', ''Film/{{Videodrome}}'', ''[[Film/ExistenZ eXistenZ]]'', the film version of ''Film/TheDeadZone'', and the film adaptation of Creator/WilliamSBurroughs' ''Film/NakedLunch''.

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His early works include ''Film/{{Scanners}}'', the remake [[Film/TheFly1986 1956 remake]] of ''Film/TheFly1986'' ''[[TheFly1958 The Fly]]'' (starring Creator/JeffGoldblum), ''Film/TheBrood'', ''Film/{{Videodrome}}'', ''[[Film/ExistenZ eXistenZ]]'', the film version of ''Film/TheDeadZone'', and the film adaptation of Creator/WilliamSBurroughs' ''Film/NakedLunch''.
12th Nov '16 4:49:12 AM ElectroKraken
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* MagnumOpusDissonance: Cronenberg's (arguably) two most popular films, ''Film/TheFly1986'' and ''Film/AHistoryOfViolence'', were actually born out of TroubledProduction on two films - he went into the director's chair on the former after he was fired from production on ''Film/TotalRecall1990'', and in the commentary, says he was "interested in it somewhat" (he didn't write the original script, just some patchwork), and admitted that he didn't like the original 1958 film. The latter film is one which he did [[MoneyDearBoy primarily for the paycheck]] after having to defer his salary on the now-forgotten ''Film/{{Spider}}''. Unlike many of the creators here, he has come to appreciate these projects, and talks in interviews about doing a potential companion piece to ''The Fly''.\\
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Conversely, two of his best reviewed films, ''Videodrome'' and ''Eastern Promises'' didn't do too well at the box office; Promises barely made it's money back and Videodrome flopped. Fortunately Promises was nominated for an Oscar and several Golden Globes and Videodrome has since been VindicatedByHistory with a lavish Criterion Collection release.
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: David Cronenberg as a director, though usually not as an actor. His films are full of [[BodyHorror hideous mutations]], ColdBloodedTorture, [[FanDisservice images of depraved sexuality]], and [[YourHeadASplode exploding heads]]. In person, he's a very nice, unassuming sort of guy, albeit one with {{Creepy|BlueEyes}}[=/=]IcyBlueEyes (look at his photo!). Creator/MartinScorsese said he looked like a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. This usually comes across in his cameo appearances, although he played a SerialKiller in Creator/CliveBarker's ''Film/{{NightBreed}}''.



* PlayingAgainstType: A meta example. He's known mainly as a horror director who has made several very unsettling films, but in interviews he's always a very humble, articulate and unassuming sort of guy. In his biggest acting role in Creator/CliveBarker's ''Film/{{Nightbreed}}'', he plays a SerialKiller who talks in a CreepyMonotone and is so evil and depraved (among other things, he's both a family killer and a genocider) that it comes as a shock if you're mostly familiar with the real guy.
13th May '16 5:01:33 PM eroock
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'''David Cronenberg''' (born 1943) is a Canadian film director from Toronto.

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'''David Cronenberg''' David Cronenberg (born 1943) is a Canadian film director from Toronto.



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21st Mar '16 3:14:29 AM WillBGood
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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: David Cronenberg as a director, though usually not as an actor. His films are full of [[BodyHorror hideous mutations]], ColdBloodedTorture, [[FanDisservice images of depraved sexuality]], and [[YourHeadASplode exploding heads]]. In person, he's a very nice, unassuming sort of guy. Creator/MartinScorsese said he looked like a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. This usually comes across in his cameo appearances, although he played a SerialKiller in Creator/CliveBarker's ''Film/{{NightBreed}}''.

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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: David Cronenberg as a director, though usually not as an actor. His films are full of [[BodyHorror hideous mutations]], ColdBloodedTorture, [[FanDisservice images of depraved sexuality]], and [[YourHeadASplode exploding heads]]. In person, he's a very nice, unassuming sort of guy.guy, albeit one with {{Creepy|BlueEyes}}[=/=]IcyBlueEyes (look at his photo!). Creator/MartinScorsese said he looked like a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. This usually comes across in his cameo appearances, although he played a SerialKiller in Creator/CliveBarker's ''Film/{{NightBreed}}''.
21st Mar '16 3:10:00 AM WillBGood
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He has also done a bit of acting, including a prominent role in the Creator/CliveBarker film ''Film/{{Nightbreed}}'' and a guest-villain role on ''Series/{{Alias}}'', as well as a somewhat inexplicable cameo in ''Film/JasonX''.

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He has also done a bit of acting, including a prominent role in the Creator/CliveBarker film ''Film/{{Nightbreed}}'' and a guest-villain role on ''Series/{{Alias}}'', as well as a somewhat inexplicable cameo in ''Film/JasonX''.
''Film/JasonX'' and an even more inexplicable one in ''The Stupids'' (1996).
29th Jan '16 4:34:01 PM bt8257
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** ''Film/{{Scanners}}'' are technically "just" {{Telepath}}s. Thing is, most telepaths in fiction ''can't'' make '''YourHeadAsplode.''' And the BigBad can overpressurize a man's veins until he fountains blood and '''''[[SpontaneousHumanCombustion bursts into flames!]]'''''

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** ''Film/{{Scanners}}'' are technically "just" {{Telepath}}s. Thing is, most telepaths in fiction ''can't'' make '''YourHeadAsplode.'''YourHeadASplode.''' And the BigBad can overpressurize a man's veins until he fountains blood and '''''[[SpontaneousHumanCombustion bursts into flames!]]'''''



* OrganicTechnology: There are fleshy videocasettes and living televisions in ''Film/{{Videodrome}}'', talking insectoid typewriters in ''Film/NakedLunch'', and organic videogame consoles and guns in ''Film/{{eXistenZ}}''.

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* OrganicTechnology: There are fleshy videocasettes and living televisions in ''Film/{{Videodrome}}'', talking insectoid typewriters in ''Film/NakedLunch'', and organic videogame video game consoles and guns in ''Film/{{eXistenZ}}''.



* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: Several films blur the line between reality and imagination with a protagonist who is hallucinating at several or all points.

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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: Several A few films blur the line between reality and imagination with a protagonist who is hallucinating at several or all points.



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