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Helen_S
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1. The Brood
2. Scanners
3. Shivers
4. A History Of Violence
5. eXistenZ

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Valley

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Helen.. my fav is eXistenZ by a large margin, but here's my list:

1. eXistenZ
2. The Fly
3. The Brood
4. Scanners
5. The Dead Zone

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Very tough because Cronenberg is a genius and personal favorite, but here goes...

1. Crash
2. Videodrome
3. The Dead Zone
4. The Brood
5. Dead Ringers

The only Cronenberg films that I don't care for are Fast Company and M. Butterfly. Otherwise I think that every one of his films is just brilliant. eXistenZ is in the next five on my list along with The Fly, Shivers, A History of Violence, and Naked Lunch.

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Crash, Cronenberg really is a genius!

My top 5 at the moment:

1. The Dead Zone
2. Videodrome
3. Crash
4. The Fly
5. Rabid

Rabid was the first Cronenberg film i saw so that always has a special place in my heart [Cool]

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Im gonna have to say The Dead Zone and The Fly, because I can, for the life of me, not remember anything about any of the other Crone flicks i've seen [Confused]
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I just cannot get into Cronenberg movies. I have tried.
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Helen_S
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Oh you 2 [Razz] Dead Zone would be just outside for me. Rabid too, another goodun Atomik [Big Grin]
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i havent seen 5 of his movies yet. i will say that dead ringers would not be on the list though. i couldnt make it all the way through.
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eXistenZ
The Fly
A History of Violence
Scanners

These are the only 4 I have seen that he directed. Absolutely love eXisteZ and The Fly.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Good Package:
i havent seen 5 of his movies yet. i will say that dead ringers would not be on the list though. i couldnt make it all the way through.

I can't get through any of his movies. I am not trying to can the guy at all. I respect him for the genius that he is. I just don't enjoy his movies. He does have some very unique ideas though. You can tell from watching his movies that he is quite intelligent.
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I've just got Crash and M. Butterfly left to see.
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Dead Zone
Naked Lunch
A History Of Violence
Videodrome
Spider

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Spider...interesting choice, Kash. I like it, and it's extremely well done, but it's a little twee. Great acting though!
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Yeah, not too big on Spider.
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Spider is one of the most relentlessly downbeat films you're ever likely to see. Ralph Fiennes was good, but Gabriel Byrne and Miranda Richardson were brilliant. It also depicts a time in England that's rarely seen on screen.
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Kash, you are right. Even for Cronenberg, Spider is relentlessly grim. You are also on the mark about the acting--excellent performances. I haven't read Patrick McGrath's novel, which I understand is very different from the film, but I expect that Cronenberg's changes make things better. Cronenberg is that rare director who can take what everyone calls an "unfilmable" book and bring it to life--see also "Naked Lunch" and "Crash."
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