Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Short Films of David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg is credited with developing the genre of body horror. His films explore the body by drawing on our fears about sexuality, death and disease. This is most notably the case in Videodrome, which foreshadowed the current fascination with reality television, and Dead Ringers which features Jeremy Irons in a role that most actors would kill for. His version of William Burroughs' Naked Lunch is a major departure from the original novel but its exploration of drug addiction and the process of writing makes it compelling viewing. His most recent film Eastern Promises differs from his earlier work but it has been one of his most commercially successful projects. Below you can watch his early short film From The Drain and a recent short entitled Camera. I am also including a moderated discussion between Cronenberg, John Landis and John Carpenter. Their discussion on censorship is particularly illuminating. Finally you can watch a documentary on the director entitled Long Live The New Flesh.

From The Drain


Discussion between Cronenberg, Carpenter and Landis

Long Live The New Flesh Documentary

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