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David Cronenberg: I Have to Make the Word Be Flesh 

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A poetic insight into the man and his films / flesh
21 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

David Cronenberg is one of the most unique film-making talents to emerge over the last twenty years. His work is often visually and psychologically confronting, and each of his projects is imbued with his thematic trademarks of bodily invasion, mutilation and augmentation. 'I Have to Make the Word Be Flesh' is an insightful and candid interview with the man himself about his films and his motivations. Cronenberg is cheerfully frank about his often grotesque images and controversial subject matter, and clearly relishes in the opportunity to explore the themes and motifs behind each one. He responds enthusiastically to the questions posed to him and provides a glimpse into his strange psyche that gave birth to some of the most uncompromising and disturbing films of the last twenty years. For fans of Cronenberg and his art this is a perfect opportunity to discover more about the twisted universe he inhabits, particularly for his motives behind his remake of 'The Fly' and 'Crash' - his most controversial film to date. For those uninitiated, this will wet your appetite for Cronenberg and will hopefully be the beginning of a long obsession with his films.


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