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David Cronenberg

Director

“Anybody who comes to the cinema is bringing their whole sexual history, their literary history, their movie literacy, their culture, their language, their religion, whatever they've got. I can't possibly manipulate all of that, nor do I want to.”

 

Biography

David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father was a journalist, and his mother was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early age (he wrote and published eerie short stories, thus following his father’s path) and for music (playing classical guitar until he was 12), Cronenberg graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Literature after switching from the science department. He reached the cult status of horror-meister with the gore-filled, modern-vampire variations of Shivers (1975) and Rabid (1977), following an experimental apprenticeship in independent filmmaking and in Canadian television programs.

Cronenberg gained popularity with the head-exploding, telepathy-based Scanners (1981) after the release of the much underrated, controversial, and autobiographical The Brood (1979). Cronenberg become a sort… read more

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Genre films > French New Wave

7Dec13

There's a lot of things I really like about him and his movies, but one of the things that I admire about him is when he's in interviews he is a very intellectual, analytical person when he makes very visceral, visual assaults.

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Movoco Synthaca

15Aug13

not a single Cronenberg available in my area, come on Mubi!

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Stephen Campbell

29Aug12

In a world of bad fimakers like Michael Bay ,David Cronenberg is a true master

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Mark Garrett

19Aug12

Horror as what that psychologically implies; Drama as a series of expectations and failures. One of the best and smartest living directors.

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