David Cronenberg: Author Or Film-maker?
For more than thirty years, David Cronenberg has made independent films such as Scanners and A History of Violence which aim to disturb, surprise, and challenge audiences. He has also repeatedly drawn on literary fiction for inspiration, adapting themes from authors like William Burroughs, J. G. Ballard, and Patrick McGrath for the big screen; David Cronenberg: Author or Filmmaker? is the first book to explore how underground and mainstream fiction have influenced—and can help illuminate—his labyrinthine films.
Film scholar Mark Browning examines Cronenberg’s literary aesthetic not only in relation to his films’ obvious source material, but by comparing his movies to the writings of Vladimir Nabokov, Angela Carter, and Bret Easton Ellis. This groundbreaking volume addresses Cronenberg’s narrative structures and his unique conception of auteurism, as well as his films’ shocking psychological frameworks, all in the broader context of film adaptation studies. David Cronenberg is an essential read for anyone interested in the symbiotic relationship between literature and filmmaking. “David Cronenberg is a work that attempts to illuminate and unravel the connection between the great Canadian auteur and his literary influences.”—Film Snob Weekly “David Cronenberg is an essential read for anyone interested in the symbiotic relationship between literature and filmmaking.”—Video Canada
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Not a Love Story A Film about Pornography
Schizophrenia cannot be Understood without Understanding Despair
Nothing is True Everything is Permitted
Not a Film about Pornography A Love Story
Thou the Player of the Game Art God
adult Spider aesthetic Allegra American Psycho appears artist asserts Atrocity Exhibition audience Bakhtin Ballard’s novel Barker Beard Beverly Beverly’s body Books Breskin Cahiers du Cinéma camera chapter character Chris Rodley cinema Claire Clive Barker creates critical Cronenberg’s Crash Cronenberg’s film Cronenberg’s Naked Lunch cultural David Cronenberg David Cronenberg cited Dead Ringers death Deleuze describes Dostoevsky dream Elliot evokes existential eXistenZ Faber fantastic fiction Films of David focus hallucinations hero heterosexual homosexual horror films Iain Sinclair Ibid J. G. Ballard Joan Kindness of Women Lee’s literary Lolita London Mantle brothers Max’s metaphor Michael Naked Lunch narrative Nicki notion particularly pornography problematic protagonist psychoanalysis refers reflects relationship Sade scene screen seems seen sense sequence Serge Grünberg sexual shot Sinclair special effects suggests Tim Lucas twins University Press Vaughan Videodrome viewer Vladimir Nabokov whilst William Burroughs writing York