HMPOD.com Podcast 91 — Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis
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David Cronenberg exports high weirdness
A jolly December greeting to all the dozens of loyal listeners to The Horror Movie Show. This week’s episode is a tribute & exploration of the movies made by Canadian master of techno-horror, David Cronenberg.
Your hosts, Jerry & Mark, begin this two-part study of all things Cronenbergian with the writer-director’s newest movie, Cosmopolis. This is one wild ride, as viewers tag along with star Robert Pattinson as he either takes care of business in the back of his stretch limo, or hallucinates another man’s life, or maybe travels only cybernetically. In any case, this is one wild & crazy journey — as so many of Dave’s movies are.
Following the tail-lights of this latest release, our hosts reach deep inside their own intestinal weapons cache to examine the slimy, dripping remains of 2002′s reclusive Spider, 1999′s computer-game savvy eXistenZ, the badly mangled Crash (1996) and the hilariously gruesome Naked Lunch (1991). This last is based on the work of master stylist William S. Burroughs, a drug-addled & wonderful writer of the practically unfilmable. That just shows what I know….
So, as the Xmas season & all the rest of that jazz begins to set in with a vengeance, listen to this hour of Cronenberg dissection. Part 2 next week takes us back to the man’s humble beginnings. Cheers!
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