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Videodrome: how Cronenberg subverts the noir thriller genre

31 July 2015 3:12 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Cronenberg's Videodrome isn't just a classic sci-fi horror, but also a brilliant noir thriller. Ryan explains why...

Everything in Max Renn’s life is beginning to pulsate. First the Betamax videotape sent to him by one Bianca O’Blivion, which seems to breathe in his hand as he removes it from its beige packaging. Then Max’s television, squatting in the corner of his apartment, appears take on a life of its own: veins twitching, the screen bulging to the sound of a woman’s voice: “Come to me, Max. Come to me...”

David Cronenberg’s Videodrome, released in 1982, is loaded with violent and startling imagery like this. Like Apocalypse Now, its very narrative seems to disintegrate as its morally suspect protagonist Max Renn (James Woods) embarks on a journey into his own heart of darkness: a fascination with the origins of a video signal soon leads him to a world of corruption, »

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Daily | Goings On | Ono, Borzage, Cronenberg

9 July 2015 1:16 PM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has just announced "Two Evenings of Films with Yoko Ono," happening on Monday and Wednesday. More goings on: A free sneak preview of Takashi Murakami's Jellyfish Eyes, Technicolor in New York and Toronto, an evening of work by Jack Smith in Los Angeles, which sees a Frank Borzage series opening tomorrow—plus Rudolph Maté's D.O.A. (1950) and more pulpy movies every Saturday. Hardcore David Cronenberg in San Francisco. Eric Rohmer's Full Moon in Paris (1984) in Chicago. And Ed Halter writes about George Kuchar's Hold Me While I’m Naked (1966), screening every day at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. » - David Hudson »

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