David Cronenberg


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David Paul Cronenberg (born March 15, 1943) is a Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter and actor. He is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror or venereal horror genre. This style of filmmaking explores people's fears of bodily transformation and infection. In his films, the psychological is typically intertwined with the physical. In the first half of his career,... more »

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  • ''All stereotypes turn out to be true. This is a horrifying thing about life. All those things you fought against as a youth: you begin to realize they're stereotypes because they're true.''
    David Cronenberg (b. 1943), Canadian filmmaker. Cronenberg on Cronenberg, ch. 1, ed. Chris Rodley (1992).
  • ''Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion.''
    David Cronenberg (b. 1943), Canadian filmmaker. Cronenberg On Cronenberg, ch. 5, ed. Chris Rodley (1992).
  • ''Everybody's a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We're all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos.''
    David Cronenberg (b. 1943), Canadian filmmaker. Cronenberg on Cronenberg, ch. 1, ed. Chris Rodley (1992).
  • ''Long live the new flesh.''
    David Cronenberg (b.1943), Canadian screenwriter. Max Renn (James Woods), Videodrome, before committing suicide at the film's end—the slogan of a...
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