Topic: Favorite David Cronenberg film.

He matured so much as a director but my favorite film of his is The Brood.

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Rabid

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I'd have to consider The Fly to be his most accomplished film visually, although I find his entire output up to and including Crash completely indispensable. And the films he's done since, although not horror, are fantastic as well.  I consider him to be the most prolific and thought provoking horror director of the last several decades.

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I'm gonna go with 'Videodrome.'  The specific tone, message, and wackiness just resonates with me for some reason.

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The Fly and Scanners for me.

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Loved The Fly.  Videodrome.  Crash.  They Came From Within.  But I think I'd have to go with his non-horror flick A History of Violence.  Fantastic movie, fantastic performances.  Seems like a simple story on the surface but it has so many layers and is loaded with subtext.  Viggo Mortensen's never been better.

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The Fly. David Cronenberg's version, for me, was far better than the original.

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Yeah A History of Violence is one of his best. Crash is awesome too but I would say Rabid is my fav. I saw Rabid at the movie theater at the time and I remember after watching it I couldn't get it outta my mind for ages and had to told everyone I came into contact with to check it out.

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like most of his films, my favourite? a tie between Rabid and Scanners.

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Love everything the man does, for real.  But I'd have to say my favorites are:

The Fly
Scanners
The Brood
A History of Violence
Videodrome
Crash
Shivers / They Came From Within

Eh, just everything.  LOL  I tried but I can't do it.

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Rabid:)

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As much as I <3 The Fly, I gotta say that Videodrome is Cronenberg's masterpiece. It's a brutal and honest look at the sexual high we get off on when watching TV or movies.

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Wow, no love for Naked Lunch?

I know it's not really horror, but it's still pretty awesome. Videodrome is probably my favorite though.

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viken wrote:

Wow, no love for Naked Lunch?

I know it's not really horror, but it's still pretty awesome. Videodrome is probably my favorite though.

Naked Lunch was wacked out,  and i can think of at least two things wrong with the title...


I can't choose between The Brood, The Fly and Scanners.

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I am going to have to go with Videodrome.

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Naked Lunch is one freaky movie. I remember that one but left it out at the moment in time. Gawd I gotta get me some of that bug powder!

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haha but that pic doesn't show his phallic protrusions seeping the ooze of life

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yeah, I got your phallic protrusion buddy

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No need for a pic of that at least where I'm concerned!

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I wouldn't mind seeing said "phallic protrusion seeping the ooze of life."

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Videodrome for his body horrors...
otherwise Crash was the ultimate carsploitation.. fetishism of car crashes.. oh yeah.

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moviemaven wrote:

Love everything the man does, for real.  But I'd have to say my favorites are:

The Fly
Scanners
The Brood
A History of Violence
Videodrome
Crash
Shivers / They Came From Within

Eh, just everything.  LOL  I tried but I can't do it.

I'm going to steal Maven's list because it's freaking awesome big_smile but also add Rabid to the list. I can't just pick one film, he is, the man!

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THE FLY.  In fact, if it's not my favorite horror film of all time, it's definiteliy in my Top 3.

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Hands down eXistenZ. Top 10 favorite movies of all time.