Posts Tagged: David cronenberg

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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.

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- The book summary of “Consumed” sounds so very Cronenberg-y….BECAUSE IT WAS WRITTEN BY DAVID CRONENBERG. Could just pass out, I’m so excited. Reminds me of his early horror films, with all the sexual perversions and body horror stuff. (My God, when will they put “Shivers” on DVD!!??!)
“Consumed” will be released in Sept. 2014
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Long Live The New Flesh? Universal plans "Videodrome" remake

Oh, c’mon now, really?!?? I swear, one of the main lessons of the original was, in effect, never to remake Videodrome…

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Cronenberg as possible "Catching Fire" director?

Ohhh, that’s an interesting idea….

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Cronenberg, ADM and its stars nominated for Genie Awards

No idea if this went thru before…

Maybe it’s because I feel a bit SHAME-ed out these day with all its constant press, but I’ve begun to feel like ADM is the fotgotten lil’ sister out there. So, I’m really, really happy to get some love at the Genie Awards, honoring Canadian films and filmmakers.  Can’t wait ‘til it comes on DVD, so I can watch that brilliant final scene with MF and Keira over and over again…  

BTW—does anyone have or seen a gif of the barefoot and begging Jung burying his head to Sabina on the couch?

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Fassbender, Knightley, Mortensen, Cronenberg and ADM nominated for Canada's Gennie Awards

Maybe it’s because I feel a bit SHAME-ed out these day with all its constant press, but I’ve begun to feel like ADM is the fotgotten lil’ sister out there. So, I’m really, really happy to get some love at the Genie Awards, honoring Canadian films and filmmakers.  Can’t wait ‘til it comes on DVD, so I can watch that brilliant final scene with MF and Keira over and over again…

BTW—does anyone have or seen a gif of the barefoot and begging Jung burying his head to Sabina on the couch?

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(A Dangerous Method slipped in there, too)

…nominees for the USC Scripter Award, a prize for literary adaptations that honors both the screenwriter and the author of the source material.


This refreshing slate of nominees is all the more noteworthy considering the major possibilities that were left out, in particular three WGA-nominated adaptations of hit novels: John Logan for “Hugo,” Tate Taylor for “The Help” and Zaillian for “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” (“War Horse” and “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” less surprisingly, miss yet another awards opportunity here.) Nice to see the USC panel not following the crowd here, and prioritizing the adroitness of the actual screenplay ahead of the overall pull of the film. Good work all round.

To recap, the nominees are:

"A Dangerous Method" (screenplay by Christopher Hampton, based on his play "The Talking Cure" and the book "A Most Dangerous Method: The Story of Jung, Freud and Sabina Spielrein" by John Kerr) 

"The Descendants" (screenplay by Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings)

"Jane Eyre" (screenplay by Moira Buffini, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë)

"Moneyball" (screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian, based on the book "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game" by Michael Lewis)

"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" (screenplay by Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan, based on the novel by John le Carré)

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David Cronenberg & Michael Fassbender Talk to HuffPo

Holy crap, that was originally intended to star Julia Roberts!?! eek.

Do you identify with Freud or Jung more?

Fassbender: Maybe I’m more sort of Jungian because I believe anything is possible. I think there are so many things out there that are unexplained. I wouldn’t be as rigid in the Freudian beliefs that everything is dealt in a physical form, and everything stems from that. I do like to think there’s a lot of mystery out there, the idea of interconnectivity. But then you look at what Freud says as well and they’re such well thought-out and intelligent theses in both quarters that you can see relevant elements to both.

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David Cronenberg talks Michael to EW

And Fassbender?

I saw Michael in only three movies, because when we started to think about him, he hadn’t really done as much as he’s done now. I saw him in Inglourious Basterds, where he first appears with a mustache and military posture and he’s being a British officer. And then I saw him in Fish Tank, which is a contemporary story. And then I saw him in Hunger. And I thought, Well, he has the look and the range. What was really lovely was that both he and Viggo have wonderful senses of humor. It was evident that they had a playfulness about them as people. And I love that on the set. I knew it was suffuse into their performances in the film… and it certainly did.

You’ve compared Fassbender to Errol Flynn — that he’s this swashbuckling guy.

He’s a very playful, upbeat Irish boy. He would ride his motorcycle to the set every day. He rode it from London to Cologne, where we were shooting. That’s his preferred mode of transportation. I’m a biker as well – we had that in common. He likes to party, he’s very playful. And yet he’s totally professional and always well-prepared. He likes a good time and he likes people.

Viggo said that on the set Michael would hop around on one leg with a large red eyepatch to prepare for his scenes. What the hell was that about?

Yes, yes, I don’t know what that was about. You’ll have to talk to Michael about it to get the story. You have to understand that Viggo, being as playful as he is, could totally be making that up.

All this coverage of Michael of late from EW makes me thinking they’re prepping (another!  In one year!) feature on him.  Perhaps in their “Year End…” issues…

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Micheal talks Jung to BBC's "Talking Movies"

God bless him, but if he brings up “society uses sex to sell cereal” line of philosophy one more time…

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New UK ADM poster.

more equal space for all the head(cases). ;)

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