Yes, he did.
Un film in cui Cronenberg porta al massimo la sua poetica del body horror, dell'amore per il feticcio, della fusione tra uomo e macchina (qui intesa proprio come automobile). I protagonisti, una coppia di borghesi annoiati e vuoti, frequenta un gruppo di pazzi che trovano negli incidenti automobilistici il culmine dell'eccitazione sessuale, l'equivalente dell'orgasmo. Sconsigliato a chi è a digiuno di Cronenberg.
Danger heightens sexual relationships and intimacy. Trauma imprints an everlasting scar on the mind. Cronenberg recognised this fact.
زخم ، درد ، زجر به مثابه زندگی و پیوند همه اینها در اروتیک کراننبرگی ، تازه آن هم در اوج خودش
The cover of the DVD I rented for this had one quote on the cover saying only: "Sex and car crashes." Possibly the most accurate description of a movie ever written! That being said this film is just incredible, with bizarre strange and dirty sex scenes that are just unforgettable and at times disgusting. Cronenberg really knows how to bring it when he wants to! Awesome film.
Cronenberg's masterpiece. An ultra-controlled, fetishistic look at a group of selfish, despicable people going to extreme and destructive lengths to feel alive. The cold eroticism and aesthetics are incredible, all the shiny metal and leather against deteriorating bodies and scarred flesh. The performances are equally beautiful, sad and disturbingly empty
Transcendent performances across the board (especially Elias Koteas'). A triumph of form and content. Great score, cinematography, editing... also this movie is really FUCKED UP. (9.3/10)
Twisted, pervert, fucked up, horrible, magnificent. Elias Koteas is amazing in that film.
Horrible. I really was expecting more from Cronenberg. It's just soft porn with almost no story, while the book is amazing. After reading the book you're completely captured by the twisted psychology of the varios characters (Ballard is a master in this), while after watching the movie I just felt I threw away two hours of my day.
Este filme trata da psicopatia mais estúpida de que ouvi falar até agora. A beleza está toda na maneira como ao longo do filme um gajo é levado a acreditar na sua credibilidade. Tenta ser poético. Falha. Vale pelas poucas partes de acção e pelos teorias maradas do personagem principal.
Well, I have to say that I did like the sex scenes, I thought they were very powerful and sexy not being too typical or even boring. Also the whole concept of the recreation of the car accidents was very neat, you can almost feel as perverted as them when you're watching it (at least for me).