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Imagination of David Cronenberg (Naked Lunch&Videodrome)

 

If you are a big fan of  ”bizzare movies” below are two fantastic journeys that will sail you to the imagination of David Cronenberg. He is a Canadian film maker to whom I was introduced with Videodrome (1983) and Naked Lunch (1991).Both movies take you to an alternative world of reality. Strange things happen ,but people somehow do not feel alienated. Maybe it is because in both worlds people feel like anything is possible.

The bizarreness does not get out of control like David Lynch movies. If you accept the extra-ordinary realities of that world, the movie turns into an enjoyable detective story. The characters are said to be hallucinating all the time, but it makes you think, could everything around you be a hallucination when they seem so real?The visuals and the narration pull you right into the plot and doesn’t let you go until the story is finished.

Naked Lunch

Naked Lunch was inspired by a William S. Burroughs with the same title.  William Lee is a bug exterminator. After developing an addiction to the substance he  uses to kill bugs, Bill accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.

Videodrome

This movie really makes you think about the effects of television. Yes the same bullshit everywhere about how television is bad for us, mainly psychologically. But what if the technology allows TV’s to effect us physically too? The issue is not the harm of radiation, or the effect on the eyes. I mean something more than that.

Imagine the stupid tv shows we all love to watch because they are relaxing after a full day of serious work. Your muscles relax and your spine expand. Exactly at that moment the radioactive waves from the network are released into your spine and transferred directly to your brain. Now they can control you…Pretty damn good idea or Harmless conspiracy?

Enjoy!

 

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