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David Cronenberg's A history of violence

Author: Bart Beaty
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2008.
Series: Canadian cinema (Toronto, Ont.), 1.
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"Arguably the most famous and critically acclaimed Canadian filmmaker, David Cronenberg is celebrated equally for his early genre films, like Scanners (1981) and The Fly (1986), and his dark artistic vision in films such as Dead Ringers (1988) and Crash (1996). The 2005 film A History of Violence was a mainstream success that marked Cronenberg's return to the commercial fold of Hollywood after years of independent  Read more...
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Beaty, Bart.
David Cronenberg's A history of violence.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)649025691
Named Person: David Cronenberg; David Cronenberg
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bart Beaty
ISBN: 9780802099327 0802099327 9780802096227 0802096220
OCLC Number: 244313155
Description: 138 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Canadian cinema (Toronto, Ont.), 1.
Other Titles: History of violence
Responsibility: Bart Beaty.
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David Cronenberg's A History of Violence - the lead title in the new Canadian Cinema series - presents readers with a lively study of some of the filmmaker's favourite themes: violence, concealment,  Read more...

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