...David Cronenberg was born on 15 March 1943 in Toronto. Unlike certain other Canadian movie directors who have achieved a degree of international success and recognition, he continues to avoid the obvious temptation: the country’s all too...
Bryan Turnock has an MA in film studies from Sheffield Hallam University, UK, and is a freelance writer currently based in Australia. A lifelong horror fan, this is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...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...
...On the basis of Shivers and Rabid alone, David Cronenberg had become a force and a talent in cinema to recognize, if perhaps also to abhor. Within the context of North American independent film-making, he had successfully transformed his...
...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...
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