Monday, September 17, 2007

David Cronenberg, Dead Serious

When David Cronenberg brings violence to the screen, it feels like something directed at our moral consciences as much as at the dead, bleeding bodies sprawled in front of us.

His is not the popcorn exhilaration of "The Bourne Ultimatum," with punch-shoot-run fast editing. Or the adrenaline buzz in the campy gore-a-thons of Quentin Tarantino. With Cronenberg . . . well, let's just say, don't read on if you're not prepared for gore, even gore with a message at its center.

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