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Watch: NSFW Trailer For David Cronenberg's Upcoming Book 'Consumed'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 22, 2014 10:38 AM
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In between supervising the new 2K digital film transfer of “Scanners” for Criterion and nabbing a competiting slot in the Cannes Film Festival for “Maps To The Stars,” Canadian provacteur David Cronenberg has found time to write his very first novel, joining the ranks of other directors like Guillermo Del Toro. As is becoming standard in the literary world – at least for larger properties – the novel has its very own trailer, however this one has the benefit of Cronenberg himself at the helm.

Watch: Vintage 30-Minute 'Fear On Film' Talk With John Landis, David Cronenberg & John Carpenter

  • By Ben Brock
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  • April 16, 2014 11:00 AM
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God, I wish this conversation between John Landis, David Cronenberg and John Carpenter, about the history, nature and culture of horror movies, could go forever. And all this back in 1982, a golden age for horror and a time when all three men were at the height of their considerable powers.

David Cronenberg's 'Scanners,' 'The Big Chill' & Essential Jacques Demy Hit Criterion In July

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2014 10:25 AM
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Criterion: July 2014 Releases, Demy, Scanners, more
Summer is coming, and we know you want to be outside, but should the rains come or if you're stuck on a long car ride, Criterion has got you covered in July, announcing a new slate of titles.

Watch: Alternate, NSFW Trailer For David Cronenberg's 'Maps To The Stars'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2014 8:20 AM
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Map To The Stars
Yesterday, we got our first taste of David Cronenberg's "Maps To The Stars," with what was essentially a post-production reel. And is generally the case, that kind of footage isn't always the best representation of the tone and style of the finished product. Well, this morning brings with it another look at Cronenberg's film with another trailer, one boasting lots of new footage and a distinctly different vibe.

Watch: First Trailer For David Cronenberg's 'Maps To The Stars' Starring Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2014 4:27 PM
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Maps To The Stars
David Cronenberg is back, and this time he's taking on his most terrifying, mind-altering subject yet: Hollywood families. Yep, the filmmaker who has spent a career shaking us up with various types of body horror, is continuing his exploration into the psyche, following up the Freudian "A Dangerous Method," and the chatty "Cosmopolis" with "Maps To The Stars."

New Image & Teaser Poster For David Cronenberg's 'Maps To The Stars'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2014 12:00 PM
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Maps To The Stars
Next week, the Cannes Film Festival will unveil their slate for 2014, and one movie you can put good money on being there is David Cronenberg's "Maps To The Stars." The director continues his run of psychological dramas/thrillers with another change in direction, one that moves away from the more traditional (for Cronenberg) "A Dangerous Method" and the contained "Cosmopolis," while reuniting him with his new muse, Robert Pattinson.

20 Films About Doubles And Doppelgangers

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 13, 2014 3:10 PM
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Double and Doppelgangers feature
In a culture of cellphone-snapped selfies it’s hard to imagine a time when people might have been afraid of their own image. But Facebook walls and Instagram feeds to the contrary, for the vastly longer portion of human history, to see a perfect replica of yourself was an uncanny event, impossible even, exemplified by the belief shared by some native tribes in the early days of photography, that it could take away your soul. Or perhaps they were just being super cautious about ownership of their brand image.

Shocker: David Cronenberg's 'Maps To The Stars" Rated R For Violence, Sex, Nudity & Drugs

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 8, 2014 2:05 PM
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With Jane Campion named as the jury president for 67th Cannes Film Festival earlier this week, so begins the forward look to the events on the Croisette in May. While the lineup is still a long way off from begin announced, if we were betting men, we'd put a good wager on David Cronenberg's "Maps To The Stars" being part of the official lineup. And now there's an indication that a cut of the movie is finished.

Watch: David Cronenberg & William S. Burroughs Discuss The Making of ‘Naked Lunch’ In 40-Minute Documentary

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 9, 2013 3:08 PM
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An eclectic and unexpected set of Canadian, British, and Japanese backers helped David Cronenberg bring “Naked Lunch” to the screen, so it is no surprise that the film has similarly eclectic flavours. Nonetheless it stands as a unique and original blend of author William S. Burroughs’ life and his 1959 novel about the exploits of one William Lee, an alter ego of Burroughs'.

David Cronenberg Says Stanley Kubrick Didn't Understand Horror And That 'The Shining' Is Not "A Great Film"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 4, 2013 10:20 AM
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The Shining David Cronenberg
For whatever reason, Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" has been a bit more scrutinized than usual in 2013. The documentary "Room 237" dredged up all sorts of fanciful, conspiratorial theories about the director's supposedly "true" intentions behind the film, while Stephen King—promoting his novel sequel to his horror classic "Doctor Sleep"—took another swipe at the 1980 adaptation, calling it "misogynistic" among other things. And now, David Cronenberg has weighed in with his thoughts on Kubrick's chiller, and you might be surprised to learn he's not a fan.

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