18 Burst results for "David Cronenberg"

"david cronenberg" Discussed on Optimism Vaccine

Optimism Vaccine

02:59 min | 1 year ago

"david cronenberg" Discussed on Optimism Vaccine

"Are bad in these movies because there's no debt but he deserved i. It's really just like one flat thing. You know that. That sticks out to me i gotta say. Is that mental illness angle. And i'm not one to get prickly about the subject matter than a director chooses to portray but when you are shegog anti here your whole modus operandi to be too hyper normalize everything like you know these things searching and this are both intended to be very sort of mundane everyday occurrences that spiral end of these situations. And and when you ground your film that way and you make it about how this person who has like. Munchausen by proxy is straight up the bogeyman than Consists read problematic. I what is the aim of this film. Who's the audience intended to be in. It feels like the sort of thing that a bunch of housewives sit around watching on lifetime and then they just paranoid that people are out to steal children that and and i think the true crime broadcasts crew you know and again the idea that you know you're murder murder and crime will mostly be no your most your closest lovable Earlier it feels like it's preying on very what would seem to become more normalized social fears. I do notice this strange paranoia brewing about the family and i'm not sure what it's actually hedged inner what it will amount to but i feel it gets become more and more of a normal thing that you know. It's kind of like of course our loved ones will kill us senate with cova. I mean it's all about basically you know we just thanksgiving and family members traveling and they're gonna kill grandma on whatever you know it's like we're in just a very strange place but yeah. I mean in terms of mental illness. You say it's very normalized and he's going for something kind of slice of life in the beginning and sort of senior Normal monday it goes out of control. And if john waters made this fill this could be a lot of fun or serving like a doll. It up you know when just change things around a couple of small changes could make this really foreign phil but it just doesn't read like that. It's a slog it's like it's known mandates and it's just a slow hall to get through and with this with this tone to me. It's somehow reads more expletive than boasts other stuff. I mean we paired this with a frigging film by david cronenberg son and this somehow made me feel more nasty for watching it it just it feels so expletive today. I don't know. I don't like this bill. No it's it's got awful jack you mentioned True crime and I watched this with my wife and she immediately pegged like two minutes into the film..

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Interview With Roger Corman

Eli Roth's History of Horror: Uncut

03:34 min | 1 year ago

Interview With Roger Corman

"The word legendary is overused but in the case of roger corman. It's well deserved. Roger trained as an engineer at stanford but after four days on the job. He quit to make movies. He began producing and directing low budget. Independent films are getting the underserved teen market. What is films lacked in production value. They made up for imagination. And as roger famously declared he never lost a dime on a picture and he made a lot of them. From nineteen fifty. Five to nineteen seventy-one. He directed over fifty films. Everything from monster. Movies to biker. Pictures to his famous adaptations. The works of edgar allan poe. He focused on producing and film distribution launching the careers of some of the biggest names in hollywood including francis ford coppola jonathan demme joe dante and bringing films by autour like david cronenberg. Ingmar bergman federico fellini to america. Rogers sat down with history of harsh showrunner. Kurt sanga to talk about his remarkable career. You started off directing and producing low budget films in the nineteen fifties How did you deal with the limitations. Faced the early films. I directed i was beginning to director with short schedule and i did what i could. I absorbed films saying. I use certain camera techniques that i've seen before and invented some myself. Now i'm not certain. I really invented them just that i had never seen them in other films. They may not have been as original as i thought. Nine fifty seven directed something like nine films Including tack of the crab monsters personal favourite Fm didn't have a lot of production values. But it was packed. Full of interesting ideas. A what are your memories of that film. Well i remember specifically said didn't have very much money and i remember exactly. The crab monster cost twelve hundred dollars and it was paper my shea but it was very big and it looked pretty good but we were shooting at on the rocks at cabrillo beach and the waves were hitting up against the monster and i could see the waves. Were destroying the back of the monster. So i had to shoot as fast as i possibly could and from only certain angles not to let the audience see that. The vaster was being destroyed. Well we shotted speaking monsters. Tell me about the monster from it. Conquered the world well. The monster from saturn was based upon my studies at the university where i studied physics and i tried within the fantastic world of science fiction to be as logical as possible and i realized a giant planet like saturn would have heavy gravity so therefore a giraffe could not exist but a turtle could because it was close to the ground and would be able to handle the gravity so i had the monster built all about the height of my hand here and thus say was physically correct for the planet saturn. I was having coffee as they were setting up the first shot and beverly garland very hip. Young actress came up to the monster and she looked and she noticed that i was watching her

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"david cronenberg" Discussed on Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

05:06 min | 1 year ago

"david cronenberg" Discussed on Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

"It's very thought provoking because some people don't like it, and then you get to talk about why didn't you like it and I would almost prefer to watch a movie where people either like it you have strong feelings about it one way or the other because that produces conversation rather than just well, you know. I really anything to talk about moves. Let's go watch something else now. Ninety minutes and That was. Right I think this film in particular I mean even when it came out, people were saying like Oh that's the one with that like fighting the Bagna right by like I, I wanna see it and I think. It's it's it has been a movie that has been controversially received in some people. You know really didn't like it or did really appreciate it but it there's a lot to talk about. So on that basis alone I would recommend it and it's it's definitely one of those. As you say, it's good that you caution people about those. There's elements, but it's it's much more than just the sort of relatively. Small number of. Rarely, shocking things is like just. The. This subtlety of the of the conversations and. Yeah just the way and like unlike I may have said this in the in the intro I, think with any movie. If your villain is kind of a worst, then your hero doesn't have anything to overcome and there are certainly circumstances in our own lives where we have to overcome something and it's kind of small, but it's still a victory but I think. Danger of this movie is very important to showing just how much it takes to overcome evil really in the world it's not like it's easy to jest, do the right thing it's difficult. It's difficult to overcome your own temptations to fitness or you know your own habitual actions of hurting other people or just thinking of thinking of yourself I, and so I think the danger which is manifests in many ways in this film through the violence but just that pulsing sense of danger and mystery. Is is crucial to understanding how hard the the goodness has to fight to. Take the top to conquer, and so I think it's meaningful in that regard. Absolutely. Thanks very much for joining me. It's been well. To get the insider's perspective as far as the acting is concerned. So that's a really appreciated that. Before you go is there anything you'd like to direct people towards into the things you are involved with sure I produced a short film that I wrote and starred in called Clarence, which is available on Youtube. You can watch it flees do I would love to to share that with people and the I'll have the link for you guys. Also, if you want to connect with me, I'm on twitter and instagram both at. Tall Cap and it's T. A. L. L.. K.. A. P. P. can also check out my IMDB page there as Lydia Cap Good Tila G. U. T. I l. l. a. and Yeah..

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"david cronenberg" Discussed on Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

05:37 min | 1 year ago

"david cronenberg" Discussed on Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

"Difficult and heart Britain. Lovely. Nice. You know, right. I mean it's kind of obvious but everything works out great here and yeah, it's a land of dreams opportunities. Well, yes in. Under normal circumstances. Yes. But yeah, they can be A. Adult kness under the surface the. Maybe we'll to willing to to sort of turn turn a blind eye to not do what's needed. Sure. Yeah. Stop Things I. I don't know I don't know what I'm advocating. The implication of policy implications of what I'm saying but. It certainly starts with awareness. I, think on on any persons pardon and you know I I myself am not in London I'm not in Moscow right now and I am where I am in Los Angeles California, and so I am privy to the sphere that's around me but if I'm not paying attention to at least what's around me then I'm missing out on helping my sphere. So I'm not responsible necessarily or they're now thanks to technology being so amazingly global and universal to a degree there's the opportunity to help or to you know make the World a better place on a grand scale but I think it certainly starts with being aware of the needs in your own small community and sometimes it's just what comes across your table just like this baby came into into on his life and she had to decide what to do about it. Sometimes things just arrive and you think Oh oh, now's one of those watershed life moments where I I have to make a decision or do something really really hard but it's here it's in my world now and either I can ignore it or I can. I can live up to all of the best that humanity is meant to be. Yeah and in that way, that's no ties back with what you're saying. In, the in the interest is. As I said it was a long time since I watched it before and I must say, I, was I was quite. Quite skeptical and you said this was an inspiring Vilma Zach Understandably. I understand. I was I, was slightly dreading re watching it because most of the stuff that stuck with me was the. Kind of really. Visceral awful stuff but. Yeah definitely. I enjoyed the. Watch. Much more than that as anticipating I mean that doesn't mean that grim stuff. was less no small less palpable. I think serious time round..

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"david cronenberg" Discussed on Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

04:47 min | 1 year ago

"david cronenberg" Discussed on Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

"This sense of just kind of puncturing their coolness you know she's she's not taken in by their coolness sometimes she knows she's taken in by some of the the swab facade that senior puts on, but she's also got a nice. Sensitive stuck. That she she carries as well. Yeah. I mean again, we haven't talked about him too much I mean Melissa colors he plays Simion. Just watching this a second time I remember thinking. How was I think I was taken in by him. For first time round as well. But when you know that he's the gang boss oil along you just you just pick up on things that it's sort of these little. Red Flags in the distance go. Yup, I don't know whether that's just I'm older and more cynical since since I watched this for the first time but. Yeah, he's. He's a really odd. Guy Because he does this. Wonderful Charismatic, and Charming Act when. In fact of anyone we have in this film, he's definitely the most the most ruthless and has done some of the worst things. But yeah, he's. He's a great great performance. Great Look as well. I mean there's just really piercing blue eyes it sir. Yeah. He's. He seems he feels dangerous which is. Impressive to me as well. Because as an actor one, there's he's not necessarily trying to scare in every scene sometimes I think he is trying to intimidate, but he carries this sense of. This presence that is intimidating that is scary to a sense. You know when he he's I talking with on the in the kitchen, he's feeding her person saying you know you'll come here. I'll translate the diary and you get this kind of creep factor like, Oh, I don't I don't know do I trust into a not? I don't know he seemed so friendly. He made me soup any interesting guy but. I don't know and I think has this. Russia. Ralph's. Everyone loves him and he's you know he's got A..

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"david cronenberg" Discussed on Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

04:04 min | 1 year ago

"david cronenberg" Discussed on Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

"I find really interesting because it has that world intersecting with. A more familiar sich situation and I mean at one point. Nikolai says something like stay away from us. You're nice people you should stay with. And you're just kind of think. You know what would I do if if I was in Niamey wates situation because yes, she's repeatedly. In places where the more pragmatic thing to do would be to. Just, sort of take a step back whole. Well, this is really the police job, right but. She let them handle it. Yeah. Yeah. But in order for them to actually be able to handle it, she has to put herself. At risk and she and it's not you know like so many of us in our own lives, it's not that she went around saying I really want to be a hero today. So give me a challenge. You know she's sort of into this scenario where she gets to make a decision as to how she's going to respond. You know she's she's not an undercover agent like Nikolai. She's not a police officer or someone who is hugh she's she's chosen to be in obstetrician. She's chosen to do something good for the world by bringing new humans into into families ends helping with the process of birth, which is amazing. But that's not necessarily the same thing as saying, you know, give me a really ambiguous moral dilemma and let me add it 'cause sounds like fun. And I. I. Don't think very many of us want that either you know I'd like to I'd like to get through my day and I wanna you know do something good in the world and do something passionate about be able to pay my bills, feed my family and yeah that you know that sounds like sounds like a good day and yet we too are confronted many a time with decisions as to whether we're gonNA help someone or or give money to something or someone's hurt or we've hurt someone in our own lives something that we didn't. We get to decide whether or not. We can apologize you know we're. We're strong enough to say we're sorry and all those kinds of things are very rarely asked for more often than not. We just find ourselves in those situations. So I like that we see her finding herself in this situation and not really knowing exactly what to do but I think she's sort of the moral compass of the film she's. Trying to do the right thing and and yet she's kind of separate from this darker world like you said, she's sort of our way in. Yeah. I mean in her attempts to do the right thing at the beginning she kinda messes up and job set things in motion. But. I I really. Just in not just her character. All of the characters have layers and you know they're not just one thing but I like the fact that they give her a sense of humor. She's not just somebody who is just of grimly determined you know and and also in a film where I think so much of it as about this particular kind of really rather misguided. Ultra Macho interpretation of masculinity she kind of does a certain amount of just kind puncturing that particular when she's talking to Nikolai and he's doing his you know I'm really cool and tough routine and. Whatever I like when he offers her? It's towards the beginning of the movie in He's cool bike. And he's you know says you have far to go or whatever. or he says, you want to get a drink sometime use like I'm done tonight you want to get a drink and I love that she doesn't say anything she just gets on the bike and drives away he now she's is as naive as she is at certain times she also has yeah..

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"david cronenberg" Discussed on Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

03:51 min | 1 year ago

"david cronenberg" Discussed on Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

"Yeah. So this also commitment to denting the the the job done. I mean. Just in that scene, he's so nonchalant about the thing that he asked to do which yeah yeah, he is. He really is yeah. I I guess we can probably as spoilers he has to essentially make this person more more difficult to identify by cutting off their fingertips and also taking out All of their teeth we don't see any of the teeth coming out but we we do. We do see one of the fingers being snipped. It's. And that was one of the things that definitely even though it'd being poorly about ten years. So it sold the film. The previous time really stayed with me it's not not an image you can easily forget so. It's true. This movie is, is shirt full of images like that I mean even from the very first scene Oh, it's GONNA be okay. It's GonNa be that right and. And that's and certainly that's not everyone's kind of movie and I respect that. But I do think that of the films that have graphic violence in them I do think this film uses the violence purposefully that it's telling the story and contributing to who the WHO these characters are and what this world is in how how dangerous this world is. So you have a sense of urgency with which everyone is. You know walking on eggshells as opposed to just slash slash Bang Bang because Gore in Gutting Yada Yada is fun..

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"david cronenberg" Discussed on Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

05:33 min | 1 year ago

"david cronenberg" Discussed on Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

"Hello and welcome back we've just watched eastern promises and Lydia is going to give us a quick summary of the plots now when always great at doing this but. I thought this time. It's very important to let you know that there will be spoilers. So spoiler alert if you haven't seen it, there are some pretty important twists and turns, and if you don't want to know what they are ahead of time, we suggest you go away and watch the don't go away but. A more. Polite. Maybe pull as the PODCAST and watch the film, and then come back if you're not bothered about things being revealed ahead of time then proceed on with us right now. Okay. So over to you lydia with the plot. Awesome. All right. So we have Naomi Watts. Her character's name is ANA. She is nurse working at a hospital or a nurse slash doctor. She works with newborn babies and a baby comes into her life through the death of a young prostitutes with a journal that on a starts to investigate, she comes to find out that this woman. Was Somehow connected to a restaurant where there are some Russians a very, very nice Russian restaurant. She encounters Nikolai who is a driver for the restaurant played by Vigo Mortenson she encounters senior on who's the owner of the restaurant. As well as Simmons Son, Q.. and He's played by Vincent Cassel say his last name and Simmons played by army newer. Ana. Is Very much trying to figure out where does this baby belong her mother died in hospital she's trying to find a home for her and she asks her Russian uncle to translate the Journal at the same time that Seem Yon Expresses Interest in translating the Journal we come to find out through this journal translating process that the mother of this young baby was a prostitute and there's some speculation as to. WHO's running this prostitution ring Very dangerous and mysterious for awhile we find out that seem yon and his. Son, as well as a several others are part of a Russian mafia in London and they're doing all kinds of scandalous things. One of which is prostitution Ana. Is befriended by Vigo Mortenson 's character who tries to Kinda help her out a little bit. But SIEMIAN and his son gradually tried to take control of the situation seem yon gets curiel to kidnap the baby from the hospital and in the attempt to drown the baby because as we come to find out he is in fact, the father pseudomonas as the father of this baby and so he could be convicted of statutory rape. We also find out that Nikolai played by Vigo Mortenson is in fact an undercover agents..

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"david cronenberg" Discussed on Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

03:51 min | 1 year ago

"david cronenberg" Discussed on Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

"Extraction. it's all goes on in while my capsule city I guess. London. So so that is another sort of interesting angle is yeah. How do people have live along side each other I think that's something that's definitely comes up. A lot in in the film. So we'll have to have a look at that impart to as well. All right eight. She kind of as just as a side I feel in a slightly weird situation of knowing the Russian capital much better than I know my own capital city because I've visited London quite a few times over the years. I lived in Moscow for five. So that's that's different relationship. Yeah. Yeah. Although I was I was an ex pat or economic migrant enter into Moscow So I had a slightly abnormal experience from if I was just a a Russian moving to the city. Under more standard circumstances I guess Oh share. Yeah. I sort of experienced it around me but sort of feel even fights interesting putting. Yeah. Because my job I was interacting with Russians, a lot. But for most most of it took a long time to get good at Russian I was interacting. With. Them in my language rather than that has which puts you on a different footing. So yes. Yeah. So anyway Okay. Well, I think that's Certainly give some things to be thinking about as as we watched the film So we're going to launch into that now and I won't. So what we do on this program is we speak some Russian so an might be dredging up memory from. Wall Back I. Do. What Eureka Garen said when he was. Blasting off to become the first man in space oh shoot. You know actually I don't. I can't remember him not a very good student in my. Remind me. Pioli. Pyeho. That's the one Paoli thing I do like that word. Yeah. On. It's. It's funny because it's just something you can say just in normal life if you're in in a car and you're setting off on a journey and that's what you say. We go perfect. Yeah. Okay. Cool there. there. Are many many good. One word Russian phrases that seemed to encapsulate the perfect energy just like that. Yeah it's Interesting comparing it to English because. A lot of the time in Russian is very economical. You can just use one word is not always the easiest word to learn how to say too. But so but yeah, once you've got it, it's like, oh, fantastic I don't need to say like string a whole sentence together I can just convey something. This magical word. So all three, one, two, three..

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"david cronenberg" Discussed on Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

05:43 min | 1 year ago

"david cronenberg" Discussed on Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

"But that's all right. It's a challenging city. The language is difficult, but I love languages and I I loved being around. This bustling. Culture of so much happening whether it were whether was. Artistic or business or just the sheer fact that you have so many different styles of architecture right next door to each other as a product of the different eras in Russian history. It's a huge. Art Project in some ways and it's fascinating. It was challenging and fascinating and wonderful. It sounds like you had to a really a really great time now and Yeah I can certainly relate to the wanting to start stories. You know the tea and I'm sure I do that. There's one time when I was in Moscow a almost see people rolling their eyes and getting no. Right Oh here you guys again here she goes again, yeah yeah. Oh. Gosh where to start with with following up questions to to all I'm I'm I think I'm GonNa go along the line of the languages side of things as that ties in with the film. We're GONNA watch for this episode serum. In fact, in terms of the films we've covered on the show so far this is the first one. We've actually got some western actors getting their lowering ses or whatever your voice boxes for codes I duNno. I'm talking about around around the Russian language. So all the ones we've watched so far either being. Russian films with actors speaking their native language or it's just bean. Russian story so it's people have just been using their sort of regular accent. So I guess you can probably empathize with the our sort of leads. Oh sure. Yeah So the film were we're going to be watching is eastern promises. So you've seen this one before is that right have correct? Yeah. I've seen this one before, but it's a little a little while ago. Now, how about you is this a relatively recent watching or it's probably been? It's I'm sure it's been over a year. It's probably been about two years since I've seen it but I've seen it a couple of times. Maybe three times, but it's been a while 'cause it came out some time ago. Yeah. I was just looking up on IMDB earlier and I think it came out in two thousand seven. So it's now ten year old Phil Yes. Yes it's always a time flies. Yeah. It's always a little scary when you kind of think of something like, oh. Yeah. That just came out a couple of years ago a couple is now ten. is now a decade When things start being a decade ago? We're getting old. Alistair. Yes. We'll get. We'll get shut down for saying so not shut down. But it just happens to everyone. Does. So what are your memories of? The film memories of the film the probably the first memory that comes to mind is just how talented an actor Vigo? Mortenson. Is He is just truly wonderful in this film he's.

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"david cronenberg" Discussed on Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

04:24 min | 1 year ago

"david cronenberg" Discussed on Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

"Really, enjoy our savers certain American things. For example, we took classes six days a week. It was pretty much from nine in the morning until six at night every day and aside from Sundays and one brief trip to Saint. Petersburg are only day off in the entire semester was Thanksgiving but there's a tradition at the Moscow art theatre where the students who are from the states or we had. Another student and during my year from Canada and other from Australia but we prepared a Thanksgiving meal for all of the Russian teachers and our professors and the leaders of the school and were told by many of them that American thanksgiving is now one of their absolute favorite days of the year and that they really appreciate it and enjoy it and I have to say it's one of the best. Thanksgiving I've ever had was making it for my rush teachers a wonderful, and you say that something that happens every year, the students pulling for the yet every and all that. So fantastic instant. Very cool. Yeah. I mean Thanksgiving is a is a fixture in in my life as well and funny enough my first Thanksgiving and indeed I think my first four, hundred, five all in Moscow so Yes. Oh. Yes. So us. Yes a fantastic tradition to get to be a part of now in terms of your overall experience while you were in Moscow. Well. First of all, remind me how long were you actually? Look Semester is that right? Correct? Yeah. was there from. For about three months from September through December go reut. Yeah because I I. Met You like a couple of times or two Maybe three or four times in in that time buried. Sense, right? Yeah. I remember a Christmas party at some point. To you. Cool. Okay. Yes. So that's yeah obviously. Yeah. Quite an intense time..

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"david cronenberg" Discussed on Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

04:16 min | 1 year ago

"david cronenberg" Discussed on Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

"My name's Allie, and this is the roofs falls unite podcast where we watch Russian films or films with a Russian connection. As always I'm joined by guest and today my guest is Lydia Highly Dea. Thanks joining me Hello Hello Lydia's coming all the way from California not makes any difference when when I say they'd far though still all the same it is it is Below depending where you're listening to us a more than ninety. But whatever lydia could you tell us a little bit? And what you do sure. I am an actress. Producer, and I am involved in a lot of different creative projects. Namely, I just produced one of my first short films called clearance that was very exciting I write short screenplays. Right plays right full length screenplays I act in pretty much anything. I can get my hands on and I am very passionate about curate ing and creating excellent contents. Superb. That is so many things I don't quite know what's done. Now, we can add occasionally guest zone on a podcast. Yes, absolutely thanks to you. So thank you. Yeah. So. as far as as the acting side of things is concerned is that the the one that sort of? Started you off on your creative path. Would you say yes, I yeah. It's his house in my first show and I was eight years old and I started taking conservatory style classes in I'm from the Denver area in Colorado I started taking..

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"david cronenberg" Discussed on WBSM 1420

WBSM 1420

04:28 min | 1 year ago

"david cronenberg" Discussed on WBSM 1420

"Who was involved in film or horror films in particular will recognizes the name clone Berg behind this movie. Now it's not David Cronenberg. Who has had a decades long history of making movies. Now, the earlier stuff that David Cronenberg had done was was these these body horror? These grisly psycho sexual movies, stuff like shivers, or they came from within, you know, And then he did the movie like the fly and in the 19 eighties. And he's was well known for doing these at times, very graphic and very gory and sexually charged horror films Now as he got older once he got into the late nineties, especially into the next century into this century, he started doing other stuff like Eastern promises in the history of violence and Cosmopolis. And those kind of films, which are not horror driven movies. I mean, he just kind of grew out of it, but braindead corner. Berg is a son, and he's directing this movie and one thing I respect about Brennan Corner. Berg, for this is while he's wise enough to use his father's Name for a little bit of credit. He's not just a ping his father's work. I mean, this is not just a psycho sexual body horror movie from the seventies transplanted into the 2020. It's its own movie, and I mean it's graphic. It's got Gore. It's got violence. It's got some very disturbing elements to it. And it's a times and stuff that I believe it's uncut. I don't know if it's carrying a rating. Some of the places that is going to show because it is graphic both sexually at times, not over not too much, but there's also a lot of blood, someone unpleasant things that happened. The movie itself is a really interesting look at what a potential technology could be. It feels a little bit of that, like that movie, curse of the Black rainbow or beyond the black rainbow that came out about Five or 10 years ago, and it was it was really bizarre and really out there, but it kind of has that feel to it. This sort of almost modern cyberpunk without the gears and Chips and everything in something a little bit more organic, and that the crux of it is a story of this woman who is the possessor and she Is basically merged with somebody else's mind but showing that in doing this too many times As she starts to break down her. Her sense of self is breaking down. She isn't quite comfortable in her own body when she's out, and she kind of is losing touch with herself. But then, when she possesses somebody else, she doesn't quite have 100% control of them. She's losing touch with them. So by doing this hopping between body, it's having us a serious effect on her. Ah, and even outside of the morality of all the awful stuff that she's doing, It's sort of like a spy movie. There's a TV series the cold and it was called the Spy. It was on Netflix that covered on this show and started Sasha Baron Cohen. It was about an Israeli spy. And I think it was Syria. He was like a Syrian government guy. And one of these, you see whenever you watch a spy movie is that sometimes the spies have trouble separating their lives, And sometimes it blurs together, and they have real trouble identifying themselves self self identify, and that's kind of what the crux of this woman's problem is in possessor, and that's really where the interest is. Now the movie itself. It's It's very shocking right in the beginning in the last act. Like the last third half hour or so. Is intense and violent. It's not something for the weak of heart or the weak of stomach. The middle of it is much more of a suspense thing, because you're sort of watching this thing unfold on wondering when you know things are going to go into motion and it's an effective movie. I enjoyed it. I thought it was creepy. And it really put you in that position of saying, what would I do either as the possessor or the possessed, it really is a nerve ing in a lot of ways. On. Well done, so maybe runs a little bit long. But that's okay. I can forgive that. I'm going to say that possessor kind of rocks. It kinda rocks through listening. The fat guys at the movies with Kevin Carr. The next movie I want to talk about is Savior cells. Exclamation mark. A couple who spends too much time on their phones Turn off their tech so they can get away to a cabin right when aliens begin right when aliens decide to invade. We are going.

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"david cronenberg" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:58 min | 2 years ago

"david cronenberg" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"NPR news and the New York conversation this is fresh air I'm Terry gross let's get back to my interview with Robert Pattinson who became famous as a sexy teenage vampire in the twilight saga twilight was a box office hit but he went on to star in many small films that played art houses like his new film the light house he's worked with directors like David Cronenberg James gray the saftey brothers and Werner Herzog so since it's twilight that made you famous let's hear a scene from the first twilight film and you're a vampire who's been seventeen years old for god knows how many centuries and then you meet Bella played by Kristen Stewart who you fall in love with and she falls in love with you and after revealing to her that you're a vampire you won her about how dangerous you are and this is the scene in which your warning her and all the swish sounds that we're hearing in the background this is as you're demonstrating to her visually how strong and powerful you are and how you're capable of flying around disappearing from one place and then a moment later reappearing in another so here is Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart the world's most dangerous predator and everything about me invites you went my voice my face from my smile if I would if you could fight me on designed to kill I don't care for I want to kill you I've never humans so much in my life interesting my family we're different from others are kind we only had and learn to control I see you you sent second drug like my own personal brand I.

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"david cronenberg" Discussed on The Filmcast

The Filmcast

04:23 min | 3 years ago

"david cronenberg" Discussed on The Filmcast

"I think also that the idea that we are ascribing intention to the foam acres of a murky area to get can't really do that unless they said the interviews. I didn't see it as having the he hated art harbor. I do think that it's a two point. I think Jeff brought up when you know, it's just saying that the industrial complex is, you know, despicable. But I think that they really did try to make some interesting artwork because you can see it with, you know, this isn't a spoiler trailer. There is fear. Peace attendant at and that's kind of treated with kind of reverence by both the characters in the story is that they found very interesting. So there's a few times when the art comes off as you know, not so bad at. Yeah. It's incompetence of like, how can you get real modern artists people like most of the things that I think about modern. In most movies is terrible. You always have like a picture can artists or like they're supposed to be amazing. But knowing actually recreate the modern art, it's mazing because it's such a difficult thing to do. David Cronenberg was probably the only person I can think of. You did a great job for his niece, recreating modern art. So I point I think it's great point April. I guess I should take it back a bit because I think the sphere was in fact, very good. And I also think there's a moment when you look at a painting that the John Malkovich character makes and it is meant to be bad. And I think the movie sufficiently conveys it at his bed. You know what I mean? So I mean, I don't we're gonna get no spoilers, but there's a D digs character. Right. His entire purpose of being there is to show that modern art can be laudable. And and noble, he's pure rise. Ryan Gosling in LA La Land sell out, right? He doesn't sell out. And that's the point that the movie is making is don't sell out don't make art for money. And the problem is everyone in the movie that wants to profit. Off of it. Without actually being creative are the evil. Ones are the other people were the of being, you know, in a horror movie, I'm back on your side. Again. I think you're right. All right. L of your I take it back in a real roller coaster has been it has been. Well, why don't we get the spoilers for velvet bus starting before over? We get their K K just say like shoutout to whatever the hell digilent- halls doing. I think it's a ton of fun. Like, even if the movie doesn't quite come together. I think what this whole thing this whole act. It's very much a send up of snooty critics, but I can't help it feel a bit of like film critic like, you know, commentary there too. There's a point where he says to somebody whatever respect I had for your work has completely vapid in this just like in this complete tone. That is hilarious. I was laughing so much. There's never been a critic alive that has a body like that. You know, I'm very I'm very confused. I'm very confused by a lot of things, and I love this movie. Also, give him plenty of naked moments. Dislike hang out and be naked. Because that's exactly how I right. I guess we all work do the slash guest. You know? April that we're all supposed to so they're they're many great quotes by the character. Whose name is more Venable in the movie great names in this movie too? The phrase. I critique is so limiting and emotionally draining. You know, like it's kind of how I feel every time. I record the stone guest. So many many quotes from from more that I'll probably integrate into my daily life. So good chat Moore's podcasts because I think that would be. Guys would be great. Yeah. All right. Let's move onto spoilers for us. Starting right now. Now, looking for the sheep sits la-, but you might find because coach they're not going to see this come your way looking postulate over. You don't work them attacking him dying daily. Won't to be..

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"david cronenberg" Discussed on Truth and Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast

Truth and Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast

04:33 min | 3 years ago

"david cronenberg" Discussed on Truth and Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast

"Finally, we have a success. And then you imply that I'm not the true author of it. Way. Holy dynamite. Here we've created something really powerful. And if it goes off at the wrong time, they could blow on bloody heads off care nightly and Dominic west. They're Symon all of these themes a woman, reclaiming voice, not density from the man that keeps the in the in the covered speak could be more timely could it. Okay. I think the way the the tagline and the marketing of Colette tees up could maybe set view is up for disappointment. I think if they go in expecting it to be this radical Savelli ING feminist call. I don't know if they'll be entirely satisfied. However, if you go into this movie expecting to see care nightly in a prestige drama about female writer, who you don't know too much about that has had quite an interesting life. Maybe might be surprised maybe when I watched this on a set of Critics Circle screen over Christmas with my parents and very. Small glass of Sherry four PM on the day before Christmas Eve that kind of expectation this viewing really made this film work for me. I think Karen idly is right in her kind of comfort zone in the period drama. She looks amazing in the outfits the sleeves in this former incredible. But I don't know. There was something about her performance. The I felt was different to what she's usually doing. I think here nightly as what these actors who like David Tennant acts entirely with her taste. It's all in the JOL. She has it. And I love the emotion comes from the country of the jewel. But here she seems different. She seems more relaxed. She seems more loose. She seems more as I don't know. Whether that's just kind of confidence growing as an actor whether the role is just slightly more interesting than what she's usually given. I think Dominic west is very funny in this role. He could misogynistic seductive awful husband who stealing all of her ideas and positive offices. I and yes, literally locking her in a cupboard and making her right? Which is I guess one way to meet you deadline. I think it's so easy for the film to make him into caricatured villain. But he's he's just kind of witty and funny, and he's kind of lovable scampering away. I don't think that that that lets him off the hook attending the phone that's off the hook. But I think it makes dynamic more interesting to watch for sure again like I went into thinking, it would probably be. Bad probably not my Cup of tea, but actually found it quite charming. So. Similar vibes. I'm I was a little bit disappointed with it. I mean token about care nightly careers been strange, and I find that in her kind of early days of like bend it like Beckham and love actually and things like that. It was so of thought that she wasn't the greatest actress. And then those a point in career where she just of almost seemed like right? I'm not doing the kind of fluff anymore. I'm out doing these kind of easy roles. Gonna try something bit more difficult and those David Cronenberg film dangerous method. Yes. And I mean, I don't if you if you recall that best funny, you mentioned the jewel thing. But she plays this kind of character. Who's in the early bits of the film? She's in the throes of physical madness. And she has this kind of like affliction with her jaw where she's kind of like almost trying to bite her own face. And I remember seeing that thinking all right Keira Knightley is a great actor. Ever since I've I've really thought that she has been kind of an asset to most of the film she's been in. And I think she's really great in. This film is the lead in an and I actually think that this is a weird thing actually. But one of the things slightly put me off this film was a sense of almost disparity or I thought she was so much better than most other elements in the film. Yeah, I think Dominic west and her there is of interesting of two handed dynamic there. But you do have lots of soap lamentably, supporting characters her friends, his friends, and that all doubt within the most superficial way, none of them have much screen time and acting is quite bad as well..

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"david cronenberg" Discussed on How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black

How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black

04:01 min | 3 years ago

"david cronenberg" Discussed on How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black

"Film or TV. Okay. I have a really odd favorite film. My favorite film is the dead zone directed by David Cronenberg. Okay. It's been spooked many times by Christopher Walken. But I actually really love the film. It's weird. But it's it's a good watch never seen. Great performances. Do you have a TV? What's your TV thing? Do you? Do you like reality TV? I do. I I mean, I also watch like some trashy stuff like ninety day fiance, and I'm still a little into Amish. Although I don't think it's that real. Yeah. I don't think they're like that Amish. I think like how much of your show Israel because I'm watching it, very real Laura Spencer come in. That was a real she. She redid my entire understand. It was so cold seen. I saw was. Yeah. It's the it's basically dawn you're in bed. And somehow there's a camera. There's two cameras there's a camera in your room. It'd be appreciative wanted me to go to an estate sale. And I didn't know you have to go to the mid five in the morning when it's dark now, we gotta go. It's Larra get in with the keys. He gave me. Six AM we've five states else to go to we want to beat the antique dealers. It's dark out. I know this is when we do it you're pretending to wake up you pretend to have makeup on. Right. Right. So that this is why I have a hard time with reality television through that part was s but I will say ninety five percent of the show was really real. And in fact, what I struggle with is. I don't think they would even let me make that show now because they film that show for six months for eight episodes. Now, it's like Bing, bang, boom. And people are reading scripts, and my favorite is when you can see is movie, you can see the breeding the prompter. So we didn't have that on the list. But I do miss like reality shows that are real now. Every so often, you'll get sort of an accidental real moment. My favorite is if you're watching Kardashians, which I know you never miss, and then Kim we'll get a surprise phone call from Konya, and you can see this look hunter face that. You're like, oh that that's real. She really did not expect that call. And then finally. Yeah. Miscellaneous anything from your life that you. I love that you would recommend to others. Oh, yeah. I have a boring answer. I like the morning I'm crazy Walker like I'm like Forrest Gump. I don't know if I could walk cross country. I think I might so everyday I go on to five to seven mile walk. And I do the crazy lady arm circles. Oh, which I'm demonstrated that lady that lady and also at fends off Salas because nobody wants to mess with the crazy lady who's fifty eight walking too fast. Like, I'm a speed Walker from Kenya. Waving her arms because I think I'm Kathy Griffin assailant that this is the way of saying of pointing yourself out and going, oh, I'm Kathy Griffin. I'm the crazy woman who walks her rent so what I do to safeguard you just walk around your house, and then probably takes eight minutes. No. But what I do is. I put on to kind of scare people and unnerved them I put on way too much eyebrow pencil way too much lipstick. And I look really freaky. So even if someone was about to say, hey, get out of ISIS or hey, I'm a fan. They they're like, you know, what not today. This bitch is crazy. Kathy. Like so much for coming. I adore you genius. And talent I'm mighty is. What I like to think of myself. Thank you for everything. Thank you for being amazing. Thank you, sir. How to be amazing is brought to you by PR ex. Like how to be amazing on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at HEB A underscore show. And check out our website at how to be amazing show dot com. If you like what you've heard these, right? It's a nice review on itunes. How amazing is produced by Jennifer Brennan, Mary shinkin, it's recorded Ardo studio. New York City today's show is mixed and edited by Robin Lynn with music composed by Chad crouch. I'm Michael black. Black.

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"david cronenberg" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind

Stuff To Blow Your Mind

03:34 min | 3 years ago

"david cronenberg" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind

"There was basically just like it was like. Like, a big cave that was on fire. Yeah. So you see a lot of that. Which also kind of ridiculous when you think of caves like would of course, it would be more of a cramped environment. But despite all these big wide open spaces we see particularly in western Christian traditions as Alice Cape Turner points out in her book, the history of hell eastern influence Byzantine. Art, often depicts the damned in isolated boxes. And I actually looked up some pictures of this and indeed in Byzantine art, you'll see these little cubes almost like a cube farm situation. But instead of each cube containing a desk and a computer or what have you it contains a pair of centers in some state of torment. I guess it really forces. You to ask is hell would a true hell be more open office plan or a cubicle farm. I think it would be more cubicle. And I think we see that by looking again, we can look to cinematic inspiration. We can look to the modern secular hell's that? Being interrogation rooms and also, torture rooms, torture chambers, and dungeons that we see in so many different works of fiction see in so many films and movies right holding sales interrogation cells and cells of torture, and when I think of excellent cinematic, torture Rams my mind, which sometimes they do my mind inevitably goes to David Cronenberg's, nineteen Eighty-three film video drum. Yeah. The the show you only see them watching on TV right, unless you unless you have the special criterion collection edition, then you get to watch all the footage and you wash it all. Yeah. I watched it yesterday. The FedEx man came while. I was doing it was a little weird. But but at any rate part of the plot in this this film is that there is this kind of guerrilla radio transmission or pirate radio transmission that they pick up that is just this orange sort of a dusky red orange room. And and I'll explain describe that room a little bit more as as as we come back to it. But it is a it is a very unpleasant looking room, even before you really notice any unpleasantness happening in it. We I think the ideas that he was Kronenbourg was just trying to come up with. What would be the most depraved possible TV program, you Agean, and it's just this ugly room with the person being tortured and with no plot. Yeah. I'll go into scrub this room for anyone who either hasn't seen the film hasn't seen it in a while. It's again, this dusky red color, and then the opposing wall is clay this big slab of clay. It's also of that coloration. The slab of clay is apparently electrified in order to allow the tormentors to push people up against it. And then they will then they'll be shocked by it. And the there's like a water trough in front of or at the base of that Klay slab. And then there's also this area of black grading on the floor. In the the main video that that is picked up in. This transmission, the lighting is also just kind of I don't know what the term is just kind of like a noxious uneven lighting, we see it lit are typically later and like dream sequence. But in these transmissions is just ugly lighting, it looks like an ugly, wet dank cold lonely room, and then on top of that people are tortured in it. So this is your gold standard for the ultimate unpleasant space. Right. Okay. Now, we have stipulated as as I said earlier. No, torture, right?.

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