David Cronenberg: Author or Filmmaker?

David Cronenberg: Author or Filmmaker?

Mark Browning


For greater than thirty years, David Cronenberg has made self reliant motion pictures akin to Scanners and A historical past of Violence which objective to disturb, shock, and problem audiences. He has additionally many times drawn on literary fiction for concept, adapting subject matters from authors like William Burroughs, J. G. Ballard, and Patrick McGrath for the large monitor; David Cronenberg: writer or Filmmaker? is the 1st publication to discover how underground and mainstream fiction have influenced—and can assist illuminate—his labyrinthine films.
Film pupil Mark Browning examines Cronenberg’s literary aesthetic not just when it comes to his movies’ noticeable resource fabric, yet by way of evaluating his videos to the writings of Vladimir Nabokov, Angela Carter, and Bret Easton Ellis. This groundbreaking quantity addresses Cronenberg’s narrative buildings and his detailed notion of auteurism, in addition to his motion pictures’ surprising mental frameworks, all within the broader context of movie model stories. David Cronenberg is a vital learn for a person attracted to the symbiotic dating among literature and filmmaking.
 
David Cronenberg is a piece that makes an attempt to light up and resolve the relationship among the nice Canadian auteur and his literary influences.”—Film Snob Weekly
 
 “David Cronenberg is a necessary learn for an individual attracted to the symbiotic courting among literature and filmmaking.”—Video Canada

 
 
 
 

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