Journal of the New Flesh
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
4:22AM - Some Nightbreed Photos
Scans by peloquinsqueen, from "Nightbreed Chronicles" & "Clive Barker's Nightbreed: The making of film".
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Monday, December 1, 2008
3:33AM - A Photograph
I've just stumbled across a marvelous photo that cannot be left unseen by any David's admirer. As I understand, it's a "Scanners" promo photograph.
By the way, I have one more beautiful photo of Cronenberg - the one he's seen emerging through a torn photo. If somene expresses a wish to see it I will show it here.
And as far as the news are thin I goad you to post nice David's photos.
Does anyone have a picture of him with Clive Barker???
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Happy Birthday David Cronenberg!!!
Friday, December 28, 2007
I hope this is allowed. I created an RP revolving around directors and promoting it in RP promotion communities doesn't seem to work, since no one on them has heard of any directors, so I thought I'd go to sites for people who know something about movies. The community is the_crf and it's just a faux celebrity RP revolving around directors. Cronenberg and lots of other good ones are available.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
10:10AM - Cronenberg to Write a Novel
|Cronenberg Writes a Novel |
Penguin Canada has talked David Cronenberg, in mid-career revival thanks to A History of Violence and Eastern Promises, into writing a novel. No title, no storyline. Set in Toronto (partially). Due out in 2010.
Nicole Winstanley, Executive Editor at Penguin Group Canada has acquired a debut novel from internationally acclaimed film director David Cronenberg in an exciting pre-empt from agent Andrew Wylie of the Wylie Agency. Cronenberg, best known for his work in the body horror genre, is one of the few Canadian directors who can claim an international legion of fans. His critically acclaimed films include The Dead Zone (1983), The Fly (1986), Dead Ringers (1988 ), Naked Lunch (1991), M. Butterfly (1993), Crash (1996), eXistenZ (1999), Spider (2002), A History of Violence (2005) and Eastern Promises (2007). In 1999, Cronenberg was inducted onto Canada's Walk of Fame. In 2002, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2006, he was awarded the Cannes Film Festival’s lifetime achievement award and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Winstanley says, “I wrote David Cronenberg several months ago to inquire about whether or not he’d consider writing a novel. His films demonstrate a deep understanding of the human condition that could translate into fiction brilliantly so I’m delighted that he has decided to take this challenge on and I’m really looking forward to working with him.” David Cronenberg was born and lives in Toronto, and graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in literature after switching from science. He released his first feature film (Shivers) in 1975 and over the arc of his career has gone beyond the horror genre to explore themes including the paranormal, the intrusion of visual media, biology, technology, identity and the psychology of delusion. The untitled novel is not being described at this time but is partially set in Toronto and scheduled for publication in early 2010. Said Cronenberg last week in Toronto: "I've literally been waiting fifty years to do this. I'm excited."
Just curious. I would never look at it from such astandpoint. An except from "Horror Films" by James Marriot:
Koji Suzuki's novel Ring was published in 1991 and quickly became a bestseller. The novel is substantially different from Nakata's film: Kazuyuki Asakawa, its protagonist, is a married man, and his associate Ryuji Takayama is an unsavoury character who may be a rapist. The famous scene of Sadako climbing out of a TV screen is also missing from the book: Nakata has credited) for inspiring it.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
11:34AM - Eastern Promises
Eastern Promises opens in limited release tomorrow!
I was a little surprised, as usually I get wind of Cronenberg's projects while they're in production and I hadn't heard a thing about this until they mentioned it on NPR this week.
What's the buzz? Anyone seen a preview or advance screening?
Monday, February 19, 2007
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Right now I'm reading Cronenberg on Cronenberg. It's excellent and provides info on his earlier films that Serge Grunberg's book lacked. It's the perfect companion piece, really. Who here has read that book?
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
2:21PM - Cronenberg and Warhol
David Cronenberg curates Andy Warhol show at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Monday, August 21, 2006
6:51AM - cult movies community
I hope no-one will mind if I post this ad for my new community, which I think is at least vaguely relevant to this one. I’ve started a new community, cult_movie, for lovers of cult movies – anything from 1950s schlock science fiction to Russ Meyer, from 1940s B-movies to David Lynch, from Jess Franco’s horror films to Andy Warhol’s underground movies, from 1970s lesbian vampire flicks to Ed Wood, from independent film-makers like Derek Jarman to Harold and Maude, from 50s camp classics like The Bad Seed to 80s camp classics like The Lair of the White Worm, from 50s juvenile delinquent movies to 60s and 70s Eurotrash. In fact we discuss almost anything that can be considered a cult movie. The only things we don’t discuss are slasher movies, modern horror gorefests and similar stuff. If you love offbeat movies check us out.
Monday, July 17, 2006
10:05PM - Leading Men
This may seem like a bizarre topic, but has anyone noticed similarities in Cronenberg's male characters? Especially their appearance? It seems like a lot of them are thin, with large, penetrating eyes, with a gaunt face, and something else, but I can't put my finger on it. For example, Ralph Fiennes and Viggo Mortenson may not look alike, but they seem of the same "type". And both Seth Brundel and Ted Pikul had that wide-eyed nervous look about them. What do you think it's all about?
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Does anyone know what exactly David Cronenberg will be doing with the Andy Warhol exhibit at the AGO this summer?
It states he's a guest curator, but that's it.
I suppose it's too much to hope for that he' be there, wandering around and answering our questions about the featured artist.
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
This time in the form of awards for Cronenberg and Maria Bello from the Chicago film critics. Cronenberg took Best Director and Maria Bello Best Supporting Actress (a title I'm a wee bit skeptical of since she had a lead role, but critics often play semantics to give awards to the people they feel deserve it.)
The full story here: http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?i
Friday, January 6, 2006
I think Mr. Cronenberg could do a very interesting version of Frankenstein or maybe a better version of Frankenstein Unbound. David Croneneberg's Frankenstein would be one hell of a trip. Thoughts on it anybody?
Friday, December 16, 2005
12:35PM - Didn't see this...
Good news, everyone, "A History of Violence" seems to be back in the awards game, since crap like "Memoirs of a Geisha" isn't impressing anybody. It's been nominated for Best Drama by the Golden Globes.
Any bets on possible Oscar nods? I'm hoping it at least gets a Best Adapted Screenplay nod, even if the gay-cowboy movie is going to crush everything in its path this year.
Tuesday, November 8, 2005
11:47PM - writing on cronenberg
can anybody recommend any good writing on cronenberg? stuff like film crit and reviews, academic or gonzo. i'd also love to read anybody's school papers if there's anything cool somebody wrote. can you recommend any good sites etc.
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