David Cronenberg's Good Bad and Ugly (First period) !

Join Steve, Jon, Gabriel, and Andrew as they deconstruct a new filmmaker's body of work each and every week, as only high-falootin' Canadians can.

David Cronenberg's Good Bad and Ugly (First period) !

Postby Gabriel Girard » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:50 am

From Shivers up to and including The Fly.

Also props to Clark for the Howard Shore/Cronenberg Sights and Sounds episode!
User avatar
Gabriel Girard
County Attorney
 
Posts: 2270
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:42 pm
Location: Montréal, Québec

Re: David Cronenberg's Good Bad and Ugly (First period) !

Postby mavrach » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:35 am

3 hours and 10 minutes, just for part 1??? Hot damn!
+1. this is very interesting.
User avatar
mavrach
County Attorney
 
Posts: 1728
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:41 am
Location: North Jersey, at the end of a one-way dead-end road.

Re: David Cronenberg's Good Bad and Ugly (First period) !

Postby Gabriel Girard » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:42 am

mavrach wrote:3 hours and 10 minutes, just for part 1??? Hot damn!

Apparently someone spliced both parts together...
User avatar
Gabriel Girard
County Attorney
 
Posts: 2270
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:42 pm
Location: Montréal, Québec

Re: David Cronenberg's Good Bad and Ugly (First period) !

Postby mavrach » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:50 am

Oh cool I get another sneak preview :D
+1. this is very interesting.
User avatar
mavrach
County Attorney
 
Posts: 1728
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:41 am
Location: North Jersey, at the end of a one-way dead-end road.

Re: David Cronenberg's Good Bad and Ugly (First period) !

Postby cdouglas » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:34 am

Excuse me while I take a vacation day so I can listen to this whole thing... ;-)

Good: Videodrome - For me, the movie which brought Cronenberg to a whole new level as a filmmaker. Despite some obviously dated elements, still relevant, chilling and spellbinding stuff. One of James Woods' finest performances, too.

Bad: Scanners, though I suspect I should give it another chance one of these days. Some good ideas and iconic moments, but I honestly found this one a bit dull my first time through.

Ugly: Fast Company, I guess. It's fine for what it is, but would be completely forgotten if Cronenberg's name weren't on it.
cdouglas
Judge
 
Posts: 957
Joined: Thu May 22, 2008 10:49 am

Re: David Cronenberg's Good Bad and Ugly (First period) !

Postby mavrach » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:32 am

Good: The Fly - Call it one of his more mainstream movies, but it's my personal favorite of Cronenbergs, and the one I revisit time and time again. You can watch it as a straight horror film, or you can watch it on a deeper level of "body horror" and experience the disgusting terror of a well-intentioned scientist watching his body fall apart, and can only document what happens to himself. On top of that, it's an excellent character-driven story, and the casting of Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis wouldn't be my first guest for the chosen actors of this story.

Bad: Videodrome - At the risk of getting "Donald Sutherland'ed," I've only seen this once and it didn't fully click for me. Parts of it felt cheap, but I'm more attributing that to my mood at the time. I've been meaning to give this another viewing because there was a lot of depth to it.

Ugly: Cronenberg's early stuff is what I've seen the least of, so my pick would have to be The Brood. It's one that I've heard great things about, but I turned it off after 35 minutes because I was bored. It's waiting for a proverbial mood to strike before I try it again just because of the director.
+1. this is very interesting.
User avatar
mavrach
County Attorney
 
Posts: 1728
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:41 am
Location: North Jersey, at the end of a one-way dead-end road.

Re: David Cronenberg's Good Bad and Ugly (First period) !

Postby mavrach » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:48 am

cdouglas wrote:Excuse me while I take a vacation day so I can listen to this whole thing... ;-)


I listen to my podcasts in the car. I wish this came out one day sooner, because I was driving for 2 hours yesterday. My regular commute is just ten minutes.

I realize the second part was released by mistake, but I'm going to enjoy an epic blast of Cronenberg for the next week :D
+1. this is very interesting.
User avatar
mavrach
County Attorney
 
Posts: 1728
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:41 am
Location: North Jersey, at the end of a one-way dead-end road.

Re: David Cronenberg's Good Bad and Ugly (First period) !

Postby Gabriel Girard » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:40 am

mavrach wrote: Bad: Videodrome - At the risk of getting "Donald Sutherland'ed,"


Choosing it as your bad only gets you this:

Image
User avatar
Gabriel Girard
County Attorney
 
Posts: 2270
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:42 pm
Location: Montréal, Québec

Re: David Cronenberg's Good Bad and Ugly (First period) !

Postby Mitchell Hattaway » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:31 pm

Good: The Dead Zone

Bad: Videodrome

Ugly: The Brood
User avatar
Mitchell Hattaway
Judge (Retired)
 
Posts: 857
Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2004 8:40 pm
Location: Griffin, GA

Re: David Cronenberg's Good Bad and Ugly (First period) !

Postby Gabriel Girard » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:41 pm

Arrgh my link to the picture's not working anymore. Mitch and Matt, this is what choosing Videodrome as your bad does to me:

Image
User avatar
Gabriel Girard
County Attorney
 
Posts: 2270
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:42 pm
Location: Montréal, Québec

Re: David Cronenberg's Good Bad and Ugly (First period) !

Postby Dan Mancini » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:17 am

Good: The Dead Zone

Bad: The Fly (there, I said it)

Ugly: Scanners
User avatar
Dan Mancini
Chief Prosecutor
 
Posts: 4055
Joined: Wed Sep 11, 2002 7:17 am
Location: Atlanta, GA

Re: David Cronenberg's Good Bad and Ugly (First period) !

Postby mavrach » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:33 pm

Are chest vaginas obsolete now that everybody is using streaming video?
+1. this is very interesting.
User avatar
mavrach
County Attorney
 
Posts: 1728
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:41 am
Location: North Jersey, at the end of a one-way dead-end road.

Re: David Cronenberg's Good Bad and Ugly (First period) !

Postby Mitchell Hattaway » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:53 pm

mavrach wrote:Are chest vaginas obsolete now that everybody is using streaming video?

They're still big in Cuba.
User avatar
Mitchell Hattaway
Judge (Retired)
 
Posts: 857
Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2004 8:40 pm
Location: Griffin, GA

Re: David Cronenberg's Good Bad and Ugly (First period) !

Postby Andrew Forbes » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:44 pm

mavrach wrote:Are chest vaginas obsolete now that everybody is using streaming video?

We prefer to think of it as "seeping video."
Formerly chamucamel
User avatar
Andrew Forbes
County Prosecutor
 
Posts: 2615
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:43 am
Location: Edmonton, AB

Re: David Cronenberg's Good Bad and Ugly (First period) !

Postby J.M. Vargas » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:40 am

Good: The Fly (my personal #1 favorite movie of all time, and I'm deadly serious)

Bad: Rabid (it feels like it's on the cusp of greatness at every turn, then an odd camera angle, low-budget or bad actor drags it down from achieving "Dawn of the Dead"-type greatness. Even the armpit penises, where most of the production money should have gone, disappoint. Kudos to Cronenberg for casting Marilyn Chambers who, along with Keira Knightley in "A Dangerous Methods," are the biggest measuring stick of how mature Cronenberg has grown as a person/filmmakers from the early Cronenberg)

Ugly: Scanners (one exploding head, iconic as it might be, does not a barely-mediocre movie made. Poor Jennifer O'Neill, to go from "Summer of '42" to this tripe in 10 years is so unfair! :().
'You can't make chicken salad out of chicken s***'
User avatar
J.M. Vargas
County Prosecutor
 
Posts: 3124
Joined: Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:23 am
Location: New York, NY


Return to They Came From the North

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

cron