Directors DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of DAVID CRONENBERG

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  1. Jim_K

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    DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of DAVID CRONENBERG
    Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.
    DAVID CRONENBERG
    A Dangerous Method (2011)
    Eastern Promises (2007)
    To Each His Cinema (2007) (segment "At the Suicide of the Last Jew in the World in the Last Cinema in the World")
    A History of Violence (2005)
    Spider (2002)
    Camera (2000)
    eXistenZ (1999)
    Crash (1996)
    M. Butterfly (1993)
    Naked Lunch (1991)
    Dead Ringers (1988)
    The Fly (1986)
    The Dead Zone (1983)
    Videodrome (1983)
    Scanners (1981)
    The Brood (1979)
    Fast Company (1979)
    Rabid (1977)
    Shivers (1975)
    The Victim (1974)
    Don Valley (1972) (TV)
    Fort York (1972) (TV)
    In the Dirt (1972) (TV)
    Lakeshore (1972) (TV)
    Scarborough Bluffs (1972) (TV)
    Winter Garden (1972) (TV)
    Jim Ritchie Sculptor (1971) (TV)
    Letter from Michelangelo (1971) (TV)
    Tourettes (1971) (TV)
    Crimes of the Future (1970)
    Stereo (1969)
    From the Drain (1967)
    Transfer (1966)
     
  2. Jim_K

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    DAVID CRONENBERG (1943 - )
    A Dangerous Method (2011)
    Eastern Promises (2007) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    To Each His Cinema (2007) (segment "At the Suicide of the Last Jew in the World in the Last Cinema in the World") [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A History of Violence (2005) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Spider (2002) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Camera (2000)
    eXistenZ (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Crash (1996) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    M. Butterfly (1993) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Naked Lunch (1991) [​IMG]
    Dead Ringers (1988) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Fly (1986) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Dead Zone (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Videodrome (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Scanners (1981) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Brood (1979) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Fast Company (1979) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rabid (1977) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Shivers (1975) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Victim (1974)
    Don Valley (1972)
    Fort York (1972)
    In the Dirt (1972)
    Lakeshore (1972)
    Scarborough Bluffs (1972)
    Winter Garden (1972)
    Jim Ritchie Sculptor (1971)
    Letter from Michelangelo (1971)
    Tourettes (1971)
    Crimes of the Future (1970) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Stereo (1969)
    From the Drain (1967)
    Transfer (1966)
     
  3. Bill McA

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    Rated from [​IMG] to [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Titles in RED
    are theatrical screenings
    David Cronenberg
    Mar 15, 1943 -
    Cosmopolis (2012)
    A Dangerous Method (2011)
    Eastern Promises (2007) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    To Each His Cinema (2007) (segment "At the Suicide of the Last Jew in the World in the Last Cinema in the World") [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    A History of Violence (2005) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    Spider (2002) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Camera (2000) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    eXistenZ (1999) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Crash (1996) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    M. Butterfly (1993) [​IMG][​IMG]/img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif (Own the DVD)
    Naked Lunch (1991) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Dead Ringers (1988) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Fly (1986) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    The Dead Zone (1983) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Videodrome (1983) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    Scanners (1981) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Brood (1979) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Fast Company (1979) [​IMG]
    Rabid (1977) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Shivers (1975) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Victim (1974)
    Don Valley (1972) (TV)
    Fort York (1972) (TV)
    In the Dirt (1972) (TV)
    Lakeshore (1972) (TV)
    Scarborough Bluffs (1972) (TV)
    Winter Garden (1972) (TV)
    Jim Ritchie Sculptor (1971) (TV)
    Letter from Michelangelo (1971) (TV)
    Tourettes (1971) (TV)
    Crimes of the Future (1970) [​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD))
    Stereo (1969) (Own the DVD, haven't watched it yet)
    From the Drain (1967)
    Transfer (1966)
    Seen 21
    Own 18
    David Cronenberg is the 2nd director in this series that I've seen/met in person.
     
  4. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    DAVID CRONENBERG
    Seen: 4
    Like: 0
    Own: 0
    Rank order:

    Dead Ringers (1988)
    The Fly (1986)
    Naked Lunch (1991)
    Scanners (1981)
     
  5. Steve Christou

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    [rant]Long Live the New Flesh![/rant]
    A History of Violence (2005) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    eXistenZ (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Crash (1996) [​IMG]
    Naked Lunch (1991) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Dead Ringers (1988) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Fly (1986) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Dead Zone (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Videodrome (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Scanners (1981) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Brood (1979) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rabid (1977) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Shivers (1975) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The only David Cronenberg films I've seen in the cinema are Rabid and Shivers on a double bill in the late 70's.
    Rankings
    1)The Fly (1986) (Cronenberg's masterpiece IMO)
    2)The Dead Zone
    3)Scanners
    4)Videodrome
    5)eXistenZ
     
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    eXistenZ (1999) - A-
    Crash (1996) - B
    Naked Lunch (1991) - B+
    Dead Ringers (1988) - A-
    The Fly (1986) - A
    The Dead Zone (1983) - B
    Videodrome (1983) - B+
    Scanners (1981) - B-
    Rabid (1977) - C
    Shivers (1975) - C
     
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    1. Shivers - A
    2. A History of Violence - A-
    3. Videodrome - B+
    4. Crash - B+
    5. The Fly - B+
    6. Dead Ringers - B+
    7. eXistenZ - B+
    8. Scanners - B+
    9. The Brood - B
    10. Spider - B
    11. Eastern Promises - B
    12. A Dangerous Method - B-
    13. Rabid - B-
    14. Naked Lunch - C (need to see again, I didn't understand it at all. I probably wouldn't find it as strange now.)
    Own - 0
    Would like to see M Butterfly, one of those VHS's I used to pick up a jillion times in the video store and just never rented; as well as Stereo and Crimes of the Future. I'm also certain I've seen The Dead Zone, but I can't remember it so I need to watch it again.
     
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    A History of Violence (2005)
    Spider (2002)
    Camera (2000)
    eXistenZ (1999)
    Crash (1996)
    M. Butterfly (1993)
    Naked Lunch (1991)
    Dead Ringers (1988)
    The Fly (1986)
    The Dead Zone (1983)
    Videodrome (1983)
    Scanners (1981)
    The Brood (1979)
    Fast Company (1979)
    Rabid (1977)
    Shivers (1975)
    The Victim (1974)
    Don Valley (1972) (TV)
    Fort York (1972) (TV)
    In the Dirt (1972) (TV)
    Lakeshore (1972) (TV)
    Scarborough Bluffs (1972) (TV)
    Winter Garden (1972) (TV)
    Jim Ritchie Sculptor (1971) (TV)
    Letter from Michelangelo (1971) (TV)
    Tourettes (1971) (TV)
    Crimes of the Future (1970)
    Stereo (1969)
    From the Drain (1967)
    Transfer (1966)

    Bolded films I've seen.
     
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    Ratings on a scale of * to *****:
    1: Videodrome (1983) *****
    2: Crash (1996) *****
    3: Rabid (1977) *****
    4: eXistenZ (1999) *****
    5: Shivers (1975) *****
    6: Scanners (1981) *****
    7: A History of Violence (2005) *****
    8: The Fly (1986) *****
    9: Naked Lunch (1991) *****
    10: Dead Ringers (1988) ****½
    11: The Dead Zone (1983) ****½
    12: Eastern Promises (2007) ****
    13: The Brood (1979) ****
    14: Spider (2002) ****
    15: Camera (2000) ****
    16: M. Butterfly (1993) ***½
    17: Fast Company (1979) ***
    18: Stereo (1969) ***
    19: Crimes of the Future (1970) ***
    Own 18
    My favorite filmmaker.
     
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    In order of merit:

    1. A History Of Violence (2005) ***

    2. Dead Ringers (1988) ***

    3. Videodrome (1983) ***

    4. The Dead Zone (1983) ***

    5. The Fly (1986) ***

    6. Naked Lunch (1991) ***

    7. Spider (2002) ***

    8. eXistenZ (1999) ***

    9. Rabid (1977) **1/2

    10. Shivers (1975) **1/2

    11.The Brood (1979) **

    I also have FAST COMPANY (1979) and CRASH (1996) on VHS but have yet to watch them; I would love to watch SCANNERS (1981), too.
     
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    1. The Dead Zone
    2. Videodrome
    3. The Fly
    4. Scanners
    5. Shivers
    6. The Brood
    7. Rabid
     
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    Edited to add Naked Lunch
     
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    Spider (2002) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    eXistenZ (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Crash (1996) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    M. Butterfly (1993) [​IMG]
    Naked Lunch (1991) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Dead Ringers (1988) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    The Fly (1986) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Dead Zone (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Videodrome (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Scanners (1981) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Brood (1979) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rabid (1977) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Shivers (1975) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    A History of Violence (2005) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]1/2
    Spider (2002) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]1/2
    Camera (2000)
    eXistenZ (1999) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Crash (1996) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    M. Butterfly (1993)
    Naked Lunch (1991) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Dead Ringers (1988) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Fly (1986) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Dead Zone (1983) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]1/2
    Videodrome (1983) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Scanners (1981) [​IMG][​IMG]1/2
    The Brood (1979)
    Fast Company (1979)
    Rabid (1977) [​IMG][​IMG]1/2
    Shivers (1975)
    The Victim (1974)
    Don Valley (1972) (TV)
    Fort York (1972) (TV)
    In the Dirt (1972) (TV)
    Lakeshore (1972) (TV)
    Scarborough Bluffs (1972) (TV)
    Winter Garden (1972) (TV)
    Jim Ritchie Sculptor (1971) (TV)
    Letter from Michelangelo (1971) (TV)
    Tourettes (1971) (TV)
    Crimes of the Future (1970)
    Stereo (1969)
    From the Drain (1967)
    Transfer (1966)
     
  16. Jim_K

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    Updated Master list...............................
     
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    All that I've seen, in order of favorites:

    Dead Ringers (1988) - brilliant.

    Videodrome (1983) - not the first bizarre fringe genre sorta film that warped my childhood mind (that would be "Flesh for Frankenstein"), but one of the most memorable.

    The Fly (1986) - big budget, big stars, still all Cronenberg.

    Shivers (1975) - terribly underrated IMO, one of my most viewed Cronenberg flicks, and very accomplished for a first feature aside from some sketchy acting, particularly by the male lead (a problem that plagued many of Cronenberg's early films).

    And the rest...

    Spider (2002) - nearly 4 stars

    Naked Lunch (1991) - likewise

    eXistenZ (1999) - very good, and better everytime I see it

    Crash (1996) - catch me in the right mood, and I love it...

    Scanners (1981) - a bit played out thanks to the early years of HBO, but still good "mainstream" Cronenberg.

    The Brood (1979) - doesn't quite work for me, but so much good stuff.

    Finally...

    The Dead Zone (1983) - the only Cronenberg film I've seen (only those listed here have I seen) that I have no desire to see again. Formulaic. Bland. Boring.
     
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    Spider (2002)

    eXistenZ (1999)

    The Dead Zone (1983)

    Crash (1996)

    The Fly (1986)

    M. Butterfly (1993)

    Seen the above, in order of preference.

    I LOVE James Spader in "Crash", but not so much the movie as a whole. "Spider" was excellent. I'm looking very much forward to "A History of Violence" because of Viggo -- trailer looked intriguing.

    I may have seen "Videodrome" a looooong time ago.
     
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    A History of Violence (2005) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Seen 17
    Own 12
     

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