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Scanners (1981) dir. David Cronenberg

Autism Through Cinema

Hold onto your heads, we're back at you with another horror film just in time for spooky season. Ethan takes Alex and David into the splattery world of David Cronenberg via his 1981 brain-exploding psychological thriller Scanners. We ponder whether the eponymous telepaths might stand in for an oppressed neurodivergent group, while reflecting on Cronenberg's apparent anti-psychiatry stance. There's a power-play in the film from authority figures seeking to control the scanners, set against a slightly more fascistic ideology of scanner revolution, and we wonder where to place heroism and villainy in this headache of a story. The discussion winds its way to a reflection on the extensive problems around the anti-vaxx movement and we find many parallels with this film and the story of a certain Dr Wakefield. David even starts to ask if science-fiction horror has helped to fuel an anti-science rhetoric? Nevertheless, there is much to enjoy in the gurning faces of the characters, and the gutsy bodyhorror that Cronenberg specialises in.  We would therefore send a little content warning to those of you interested in watching this film - at times it is pretty horrible, and deals with a lot of dark and disturbing themes. Join in the conversation at @autismcinema on Twitter and via email at cinemautism[at]gmail.com.

1hr 14mins

6 Oct 2022

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Episode 43: Saul Tenser and the Inner Beauties (Crimes of the Future - David Cronenberg)

We Might Be Tables

Deep within a dilapidated building hidden away in a dark alley, one Saul Tenser lies in his LifeFormWare bed anticipating the growth of something new in his body. This growth, a new organ, does not come as a surprise to Tenser or his performance partner Caprice. Mutations and transformations of this kind have been around for a while in this seemingly drab world. But are these "inner beauties" anomalies, or an evolutionary gift?  In this episode, we talk about Crimes of the Future, a body horror film directed by one of the principal originators of the genre. We present our critiques of the film, ask questions about human evolution and sexual desire, draw comparisons with the original Crimes of Future, and dive deeper into the social commentary of the film. Watch this film and share your thoughts about it with us!  Mentioned in this episode: Crimes of the Future - David Cronenberg Not mentioned in this episode but worth checking out: Why The Human Body Sucks, and How To Fix It (AsapSCIENCE) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-might-be-tables/message

1hr 6mins

16 Sep 2022

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David Cronenberg on censorship, the beauty of body horror and his newest film Crimes of The Future

The Q Interview

For a guy who’s made legendary films like The Fly, Scanners and Shivers, you’d think David Cronenberg would be used to the feeling of releasing a new film. But as the Canadian director tells Tom Power, that’s not really the case. David says that every time he makes a new film, he feels incredibly exposed, like he’s opening himself up and showing the world the most vulnerable parts of himself. It’s similar to what the main character in his new film Crimes of the Future goes through, except Saul Tenser (played by Viggo Mortensen) is literally cutting himself open and giving the insides of his body to his audience as a representation of his creativity. David tells Tom why a film he wrote more than 20 years ago is more relevant than ever, how his home country of Canada wasn’t the most supportive of his films when he was starting out, and why he doesn’t see his work as body horror.

43mins

3 Aug 2022

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E213: David Cronenberg's Crimes of the Future (2022 & 1970)

Movies - A Podcast About the Act of Cinema

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1hr 41mins

7 Jul 2022

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Crimes of the Future by David Cronenberg

Farthouse

The “Cinephile Cuties” are ready to eat some purple candy bars. That’s because they’re chatting about David Cronenberg’s ‘Crimes of the Future.’If you like this show, join our Patreon!Follow Farthouse on Twitter and InstagramFollow Patrick and Casey on TwitterAnd follow Patrick and Casey on Letterboxd

59mins

14 Jun 2022

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Ep. 32 Videodrome directed by David Cronenberg

🎞 The Cult Film Companion Podcast 🎞

Join your host Chris D and his special guest Preston Fassel as they tune into a bizarre broadcast that is David Cronenberg's Videodrome.▪︎ Follow Preston on Twitter @PrestonFassel!▪︎ Order his books on Amazon!♤ Download and use Newsly today at www.newsly.me♡ Use our promo code CULTF1LM for a FREE month of their premium service✔️ out all the fine creators at www.blindknowledge.com☆ Title Cards by paolinoContact him at paolinoArtworks@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 30mins

4 Apr 2022

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Ep. 32 Videodrome directed by David Cronenberg

Cult Film Companion Podcast

Join your host Chris D and his special guest Preston Fassel as they tune into a bizarre broadcast that is David Cronenberg's Videodrome.▪︎ Follow Preston on Twitter @PrestonFassel!▪︎ Order his books on Amazon!♤ Download and use Newsly today at www.newsly.me♡ Use our promo code CULTF1LM for a FREE month of their premium service✔️ out all the fine creators at www.blindknowledge.com☆ Title Cards by paolinoContact him at paolinoArtworks@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 30mins

4 Apr 2022

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David Schwartz, "David Cronenberg: Interviews" (UP of Mississippi, 2021)

New Books in Performing Arts

From his early horror movies, including Scanners, Videodrome, Rabid, and The Fly—with their exploding heads, mutating sex organs, rampaging parasites, and scientists turning into insects—to his inventive adaptations of books by William Burroughs (Naked Lunch), Don DeLillo (Cosmopolis), and Bruce Wagner (Maps to the Stars), Canadian director David Cronenberg (b. 1943) has consistently dramatized the struggle between the aspirations of the mind and the messy realities of the flesh. “I think of human beings as a strange mixture of the physical and the non-physical, and both of these things have their say at every moment we’re alive,” says Cronenberg. “My films are some kind of strange metaphysical passion play.” Moving deftly between genre and arthouse filmmaking and between original screenplays and literary adaptations, Cronenberg’s work is thematically consistent and marked by a rigorous intelligence, a keen sense of humor, and a fearless engagement with the nature of human existence. He has been exploring the most primal themes since the beginning of his career and continues to probe them with growing maturity and depth.Cronenberg’s work has drawn the interest of some of the most intelligent contemporary film critics, and the fifteen interviews in this volume feature remarkably in-depth and insightful conversations with such acclaimed writers as Amy Taubin, Gary Indiana, David Breskin, Dennis Lim, Richard Porton, Gavin Smith, and more. The pieces in David Schwartz, David Cronenberg: Interviews (UP of Mississippi, 2021) reveal Cronenberg to be one of the most articulate and deeply philosophical directors now working, and they comprise an essential companion to an endlessly provocative and thoughtful body of work.Nathan Abrams is a professor of film at Bangor University in Wales. His most recent work is on film director Stanley Kubrick. To discuss and propose a book for interview you can reach him at n.abrams@bangor.ac.uk. Twitter: @ndabrams Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/performing-arts

50mins

24 Feb 2022

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David Schwartz, "David Cronenberg: Interviews" (UP of Mississippi, 2021)

New Books in Film

From his early horror movies, including Scanners, Videodrome, Rabid, and The Fly—with their exploding heads, mutating sex organs, rampaging parasites, and scientists turning into insects—to his inventive adaptations of books by William Burroughs (Naked Lunch), Don DeLillo (Cosmopolis), and Bruce Wagner (Maps to the Stars), Canadian director David Cronenberg (b. 1943) has consistently dramatized the struggle between the aspirations of the mind and the messy realities of the flesh. “I think of human beings as a strange mixture of the physical and the non-physical, and both of these things have their say at every moment we’re alive,” says Cronenberg. “My films are some kind of strange metaphysical passion play.” Moving deftly between genre and arthouse filmmaking and between original screenplays and literary adaptations, Cronenberg’s work is thematically consistent and marked by a rigorous intelligence, a keen sense of humor, and a fearless engagement with the nature of human existence. He has been exploring the most primal themes since the beginning of his career and continues to probe them with growing maturity and depth.Cronenberg’s work has drawn the interest of some of the most intelligent contemporary film critics, and the fifteen interviews in this volume feature remarkably in-depth and insightful conversations with such acclaimed writers as Amy Taubin, Gary Indiana, David Breskin, Dennis Lim, Richard Porton, Gavin Smith, and more. The pieces in David Schwartz, David Cronenberg: Interviews (UP of Mississippi, 2021) reveal Cronenberg to be one of the most articulate and deeply philosophical directors now working, and they comprise an essential companion to an endlessly provocative and thoughtful body of work.Nathan Abrams is a professor of film at Bangor University in Wales. His most recent work is on film director Stanley Kubrick. To discuss and propose a book for interview you can reach him at n.abrams@bangor.ac.uk. Twitter: @ndabrams Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/film

50mins

24 Feb 2022

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THE FLY (David Cronenberg, 1986) - #089

WINEning About Movies

Join co-hosts Elysabeth Gwendolyn Belle and Robert Meyer Burnett as they review their favorite films over a few glasses of their favorite vino. Rob and Elysabeth share their opinions with fellow Imagination Connoisseurs over the livestream chat and may, on occasion, invite a friend or two to come on the showThis is a replay of WINE-ning ABOUT MOVIES Episode #89 which originally streamed on October 25, 2020. The total runtime for this podcast is 1:35:53.

1hr 35mins

22 Feb 2022

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