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‘All Agents Defect …’

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in film history, film theory, and cultural studies in the Department of Performing and Screen Arts at Unitec, Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Insects : David Cronenberg's Cinema of Confrontation

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Can We Call for Meta-Heresy? As should now be clear, throughout this volume I have sought to utilize Žižek's injunction about heresy as a means of exploring Cronenberg's cinematic activities. In each case, the actions of the heretic...

The Mind Erupts

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in film history, film theory, and cultural studies in the Department of Performing and Screen Arts at Unitec, Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Insects : David Cronenberg's Cinema of Confrontation

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Frames and Framing In the introduction to The Fright of Real Tears (2001), Žižek recounts an occasion when, as part of a conference, he was caught out by an unexpected question regarding a painting he had only seen once before. In response...

The Body Explodes

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in film history, film theory, and cultural studies in the Department of Performing and Screen Arts at Unitec, Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Insects : David Cronenberg's Cinema of Confrontation

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Cartesian Difficulties As discussed in the previous chapter, Cronenberg utilizes the body onscreen as a means of revealing previously effaced disciplinary structures that govern not just the body but, through what Sontag identifies...

Functions of Failure

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in film history, film theory, and cultural studies in the Department of Performing and Screen Arts at Unitec, Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Insects : David Cronenberg's Cinema of Confrontation

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Escaping the Genre Bind The three films of this chapter – M. Butterfly (1993), Dead Ringers (1988) and Crash (1996) – mark a significant development in the way Cronenberg's work continues his ‘project’. This, as we have seen, consists...

The Subject Under Examination

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in film history, film theory, and cultural studies in the Department of Performing and Screen Arts at Unitec, Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Insects : David Cronenberg's Cinema of Confrontation

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Shadow Texts The three films of this chapter, The Brood, Scanners and Naked Lunch, all elaborate on the detailed analysis of disciplining discourses that we saw emerging from the films discussed in Chapter 4. Here, though, the focus...

The Filmmaker as Heretic

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in film history, film theory, and cultural studies in the Department of Performing and Screen Arts at Unitec, Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Insects : David Cronenberg's Cinema of Confrontation

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Introduction: The Politics of Insects Midway through David Cronenberg's 1986 remake of The Fly, as Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) begins to fully comprehend the accident that will eventually lead to his death, he makes the following...

Transfer: From Big Science to Little Films

Cronenberg on Cronenberg

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...Not long after Cronenberg had successfully situated his mind and body at the most conducive end of the University campus and curriculum, his creative juices instigated yet another of their unforeseen flows. They began tentatively...

Bugs, Spies and Butterflies: Naked Lunch and M. Butterfly

Cronenberg on Cronenberg

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...In 1981, on the occasion of Scanner’s release in the States, Cronenberg had said in an interview for Omni magazine, ‘Some part of me would love to make a movie of William S. Burroughs’s Naked Lunch.’ As was observed by critic Mitch Tuchman...

Body Talk: The Cinepix Years

Cronenberg on Cronenberg

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...After Stereo and Crimes of the Future, the way forward was not obvious to Cronenberg. Having contracted the film bug and worked through an avant-garde phase, he took a year off. Spending much of that time in Tourettes-sur-Loup in southern...

Unrequited Life: From Dead Zones to Dead Ringers

Cronenberg on Cronenberg

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...On completing Scanners in 1980, Cronenberg had acquired his first and only agent, Mike Marcus. Based in Los Angeles, Marcus was in Toronto at the time scouting for Canadian directors to represent. Having signed Cronenberg, he encouraged him...