“Stereo” is by no means a very good film, but even as a failed experiment it is more interesting than many well-made movies that lack any edge. It’s visually impressive: the rationalist/brutalist architecture gives a nice contrast to the pseudo-scientific bullshit commenting the scenes. I didn’t quite catch the point, but as a Cronenberg fan you get a kick out of spotting the elements familiar from his later work.
Uncompromisingly academic that would put off most viewers, even the Cronenberg. The cinematography is quite wonderful, David has a good eye. I'd go as far and say it's one of the most beautiful B/W films ever shot. The lack of sound really does hurt the film in the long run and really does prove SOUND is very much integral part of film.
Even in the beggining it was the clash of bodies that interested Cronenberg. "Stereo" and "Crimes of the Future" should be watched together, both absolutely modern and original films, where the movement of bodies is depicted against the geometrical space of alienated buildings and cities. In these films, through cinema and science, Cronenberg shoots the contradictions of flesh, machines and human thought.
Complejo filme que más una historia tiene la inclinación a ser una exposición teórica sobre la neurología, la sexualidad y el erotismo, siendo un grupo de hombres los conejillos de india a propósito de un experimento sobre la telepatía. David Cronenberg ya apunta a esa dicotomía sobre la ciencia, espacio experimental que despliega los lados más sorprendentes del hombre, pero también los más escabrosos.