The Playlist Staff. After only few prior dalliances with the mainstream, Cronenberg looked ready to settle down and go steady. Perhaps the obvious thing for him to have done after that would have been to take on a prestige TV show. Not just in terms of title and provenance, but type: it could really be anything, in any genre, and how many 72 year-old directors can we say that about?
David Cronenberg Movies - IMDb
David Cronenberg Movies
Over the course of six decades, David Cronenberg has built a bloody, slimed-over, and warped throne of flesh and bone to sit upon as the king of body horror. His first two films, Stereo and Crimes of the Future , are little-seen, ready for Cronenberg fans to re-discover and find that his obsession with pushing the boundaries of science, sexual perversity, and our oh-so-tenuous grasp on our physical self was present from the beginning. Rabid and The Brood made more of a squeamish splash with general audiences. The Fly was the rare excellent remake and had the good sense to parade Jeff Goldblum around in his underwear and vomit.
David Cronenberg , in full David Paul Cronenberg , born March 15, , Toronto, Ontario, Canada , Canadian film director, screenwriter, and actor, best known for movies that employed elements of horror and science fiction to vividly explore the disturbing intersections between technology, the human body, and subconscious desire. As a student, he became fascinated with filmmaking and between and created several short and feature-length experimental films. After working in Canadian television in the early s, Cronenberg wrote and directed his first commercial film, Shivers ; also released as They Came from Within , a low-budget horror picture about an artificially engineered parasite that transforms the well-to-do residents of an apartment complex into lustful maniacs. While the lurid nature of the film was interpreted by some viewers as a mere exercise in shock, its focus on the fragile integrity of the human mind and body proved to be an enduring thematic preoccupation for Cronenberg.