David Cronenberg

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David Paul Cronenberg (born March 15, 1943) is a Canadian filmmaker, writer, and actor.wikipedia
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Scanners

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In the first third of his career he explored these themes mostly through horror and science fiction films such as Scanners (1981) and Videodrome (1983), although his work has since expanded beyond these genres. In his middle period, the chaos wrought by the scientist is more personal, (e.g. The Brood, Scanners, Videodrome).
Scanners is a 1981 Canadian science-fiction horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg and starring Stephen Lack, Jennifer O'Neill, Michael Ironside, and Patrick McGoohan.

Videodrome

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In the first third of his career he explored these themes mostly through horror and science fiction films such as Scanners (1981) and Videodrome (1983), although his work has since expanded beyond these genres. In his middle period, the chaos wrought by the scientist is more personal, (e.g. The Brood, Scanners, Videodrome).
Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg and starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, and Deborah Harry.

Crash (1996 film)

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His films have won numerous awards, including, for Crash, the Special Jury Prize at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival, a unique award that is distinct from the Jury Prize as it is not given annually, but only at the request of the official jury, who in this case gave the award "for originality, for daring and for audacity".
Crash is a 1996 Canadian-British psychological thriller film written and directed by David Cronenberg based on J. G. Ballard's 1973 novel of the same name.

Stereo (1969 film)

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After two short sketch films and two short art-house features (the black-and-white Stereo and the colour Crimes of the Future) Cronenberg went into partnership with Ivan Reitman.
Stereo is a 1969 Canadian film directed, written, produced, shot, and edited by David Cronenberg in his feature film debut.

Harbord Collegiate Institute

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He attended high school at Harbord Collegiate Institute and North Toronto Collegiate Institute.

Rabid (1977 film)

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Rabid provided pornographic actress Marilyn Chambers with work in a different genre.
Rabid is a 1977 Canadian-American body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg.

The Fly (1986 film)

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In the later middle period, the scientist himself is altered by his experiment (e.g. his remake of The Fly). Aside from The Dead Zone (1983) and The Fly (1986), Cronenberg has not generally worked within the world of big-budget, mainstream Hollywood filmmaking, although he has had occasional near misses. At one stage he was considered by George Lucas as a possible director for Return of the Jedi (1983) but was passed over.
The Fly is a 1986 American science-fiction body horror film directed and co-written by David Cronenberg.

The Brood

In his middle period, the chaos wrought by the scientist is more personal, (e.g. The Brood, Scanners, Videodrome).
The Brood is a 1979 Canadian psychological body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg, and starring Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, and Art Hindle.

Dead Ringers (film)

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This trajectory culminates in Dead Ringers in which a twin pair of gynecologists spiral into codependency and drug addiction.
David Cronenberg directed and co-wrote the screenplay with Norman Snider.

Shivers (film)

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He alternated his signature "body horror" films such as Shivers with projects reflecting his interest in car racing and bike gangs (Fast Company).
Shivers (also known as The Parasite Murders and They Came from Within, and, for the French-Canadian distribution, Frissons) is a 1975 Canadian science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg and starring Paul Hampton, Lynn Lowry, and Barbara Steele.

Fast Company (1979 film)

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He alternated his signature "body horror" films such as Shivers with projects reflecting his interest in car racing and bike gangs (Fast Company).
Fast Company is a 1979 Canadian action film directed by David Cronenberg and starring William Smith, John Saxon, Claudia Jennings and Nicholas Campbell.

Ivan Reitman

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After two short sketch films and two short art-house features (the black-and-white Stereo and the colour Crimes of the Future) Cronenberg went into partnership with Ivan Reitman. Inspired by the New York underground film scene, he founded the Toronto Film Co-op with Iain Ewing and Ivan Reitman.
Reitman's first commercial film ventures were as producer of two films for director David Cronenberg, Shivers (1975) and Rabid (1977).

Body horror

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He alternated his signature "body horror" films such as Shivers with projects reflecting his interest in car racing and bike gangs (Fast Company). He is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror genre, with his films exploring visceral bodily transformation, infection, technology and the intertwining of the psychological with the physical.
Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg is considered a principal originator of body horror through early films such as Shivers and Rabid, and his remake of The Fly.

Horror film

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In the first third of his career he explored these themes mostly through horror and science fiction films such as Scanners (1981) and Videodrome (1983), although his work has since expanded beyond these genres.
The original film was remade in 1986 by director David Cronenberg.

Crimes of the Future

After two short sketch films and two short art-house features (the black-and-white Stereo and the colour Crimes of the Future) Cronenberg went into partnership with Ivan Reitman.
Crimes of the Future is a 1970 Canadian science fiction film written, shot, edited, and directed by David Cronenberg.

Spider (2002 film)

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His later films tend more to the psychological, often contrasting subjective and objective realities (Existenz, M. Butterfly, Spider). He has said that the decision to direct it was influenced by his having had to defer some of his salary on the low-budgeted Spider (2002), but it was one of his most critically acclaimed films to date, along with Eastern Promises (2007), a film about the struggle of one man to gain power in the Russian Mafia.
Spider is a 2002 Canadian-British psychological drama film produced and directed by David Cronenberg and based on the novel of the same name by Patrick McGrath, who also wrote the screenplay.

Naked Lunch (film)

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Cronenberg stated that while writing the screenplay for Naked Lunch (1991), he felt a moment of synergy with Burroughs' writing style.
Naked Lunch is a 1991 drama film co-written and directed by David Cronenberg and starring Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, and Roy Scheider.

M. Butterfly (film)

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His later films tend more to the psychological, often contrasting subjective and objective realities (Existenz, M. Butterfly, Spider).
M. Butterfly is a 1993 American romantic drama film directed by David Cronenberg.

University College, Toronto

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After taking a year off to travel in Europe, he returned to Canada in 1967 and graduated from University College at the top of his class.

The Dead Zone (film)

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Aside from The Dead Zone (1983) and The Fly (1986), Cronenberg has not generally worked within the world of big-budget, mainstream Hollywood filmmaking, although he has had occasional near misses. At one stage he was considered by George Lucas as a possible director for Return of the Jedi (1983) but was passed over.
The Dead Zone is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by David Cronenberg.

North Toronto Collegiate Institute

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He attended high school at Harbord Collegiate Institute and North Toronto Collegiate Institute.

A History of Violence

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His thriller A History of Violence (2005) is one of his highest budgeted and most accessible to date.
A History of Violence is a 2005 American action thriller film directed by David Cronenberg and written by Josh Olson.

Eastern Promises

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He has said that the decision to direct it was influenced by his having had to defer some of his salary on the low-budgeted Spider (2002), but it was one of his most critically acclaimed films to date, along with Eastern Promises (2007), a film about the struggle of one man to gain power in the Russian Mafia.
Eastern Promises is a 2007 gangster film directed by David Cronenberg, from a screenplay written by Steven Knight.

Return of the Jedi

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Aside from The Dead Zone (1983) and The Fly (1986), Cronenberg has not generally worked within the world of big-budget, mainstream Hollywood filmmaking, although he has had occasional near misses. At one stage he was considered by George Lucas as a possible director for Return of the Jedi (1983) but was passed over.
Steven Spielberg, David Lynch and David Cronenberg were considered to direct the project before Marquand signed on as director.

Naked Lunch

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Perhaps the best example of a film that straddles the line between his works of personal chaos and psychological confusion is Cronenberg's 1991 "adaptation" of Naked Lunch (1959), his literary hero William S. Burroughs' most controversial book.
In 1991, David Cronenberg directed a film of the same name based on the novel and other Burroughs writings.