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#1 of 52 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted May 29 2005 - 02:38 AM

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)



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#2 of 52 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted May 29 2005 - 02:39 AM

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DAVID CRONENBERG (1943 -     )


A Dangerous Method (2011)

Eastern Promises (2007) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
To Each His Cinema (2007) (segment "At the Suicide of the Last Jew in the World in the Last Cinema in the World") Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
A History of Violence (2005) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Spider (2002) Posted Image Posted Image

Camera (2000)
eXistenZ (1999) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Crash (1996) Posted Image Posted Image
M. Butterfly (1993) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Naked Lunch (1991) Posted Image
Dead Ringers (1988) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Fly (1986) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Dead Zone (1983) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Videodrome (1983) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Scanners (1981) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Brood (1979)
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Fast Company (1979) Posted Image Posted Image
Rabid (1977) Posted Image Posted Image
Shivers (1975) Posted Image Posted Image
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) Posted Image Posted Image
Stereo (1969)
From the Drain (1967)
Transfer (1966)



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#3 of 52 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted May 29 2005 - 03:04 AM

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Titles in RED are theatrical screenings

David Cronenberg
Mar 15, 1943 -


Cosmopolis (2012)  Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)

A Dangerous Method (2011) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image  

Eastern Promises (2007) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (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") Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
A History of Violence (2005) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
Spider (2002) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Camera (2000) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
eXistenZ (1999) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Crash (1996) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
M. Butterfly (1993) Posted ImagePosted Image/img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif (Own the DVD)
Naked Lunch (1991) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Dead Ringers (1988) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
The Fly (1986) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
The Dead Zone (1983) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Videodrome (1983) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
Scanners (1981) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
The Brood (1979) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Fast Company (1979) Posted Image
Rabid (1977) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Shivers (1975) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (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) Posted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD))
Stereo (1969) (Own the DVD, haven't watched it yet)
From the Drain (1967)
Transfer (1966)

Seen 21
Own 19

David Cronenberg is the 2nd director in this series that I've seen/met in person.


       

#4 of 52 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted May 29 2005 - 03:08 AM

DAVID CRONENBERG

Seen: 4
Like: 0
Own: 0

Rank order:

Dead Ringers (1988)
The Fly (1986)
Naked Lunch (1991)
Scanners (1981)

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#5 of 52 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted May 29 2005 - 03:17 AM

[rant]Long Live the New Flesh![/rant]

A History of Violence (2005) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
eXistenZ (1999) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Crash (1996) Posted Image
Naked Lunch (1991) Posted Image Posted Image
Dead Ringers (1988) Posted Image Posted Image
The Fly (1986) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Dead Zone (1983) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Videodrome (1983) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Scanners (1981) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Brood (1979) Posted Image Posted Image
Rabid (1977) Posted Image Posted Image
Shivers (1975)
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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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#6 of 52 OFFLINE   DavidBC

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Posted May 29 2005 - 05:44 AM

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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#7 of 52 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted May 29 2005 - 06:22 AM

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.)

15. Cosmopolis - D+

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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#8 of 52 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 29 2005 - 12:38 PM

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.

#9 of 52 OFFLINE   Arman

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Posted June 07 2005 - 10:40 PM

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#10 of 52 OFFLINE   Justin_S

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Posted June 09 2005 - 11:26 AM

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.

#11 of 52 OFFLINE   Mario Gauci

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Posted June 10 2005 - 10:33 AM

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.

#12 of 52 OFFLINE   Ric Bagoly

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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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#13 of 52 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted June 29 2005 - 01:14 PM

Edited to add Naked Lunch
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#14 of 52 OFFLINE   Will K

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Posted July 01 2005 - 07:44 AM

Spider (2002) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
eXistenZ (1999) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Crash (1996) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
M. Butterfly (1993) Posted Image
Naked Lunch (1991) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Dead Ringers (1988) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
The Fly (1986) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Dead Zone (1983) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Videodrome (1983) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Scanners (1981) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Brood (1979) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Rabid (1977) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
Shivers (1975) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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A History of Violence (2005) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image1/2
Spider (2002) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image1/2
Camera (2000)
eXistenZ (1999) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Crash (1996) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
M. Butterfly (1993)
Naked Lunch (1991) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Dead Ringers (1988) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Fly (1986) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Dead Zone (1983) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image1/2
Videodrome (1983) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Scanners (1981) Posted ImagePosted Image1/2
The Brood (1979)
Fast Company (1979)
Rabid (1977) Posted ImagePosted Image1/2
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)

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#16 of 52 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted July 21 2005 - 11:20 PM

Updated Master list...............................
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#18 of 52 OFFLINE   Rich Malloy

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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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#19 of 52 OFFLINE   Elizabeth S

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Posted July 27 2005 - 09:48 AM

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.

#20 of 52 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted September 11 2005 - 07:40 PM

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Seen 17
Own 12
       




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