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The politics of insects : David Cronenberg's cinema of confrontation

Author: Scott Wilson
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Canadian film director David Cronenberg has long been a figure of artistic acclaim and public controversy. Bursting into view with a trio of shocking horror films in the 1970s, Cronenberg's work has become increasingly complex in its sensibilities and inward-looking in its concerns and themes. This trajectory culminates in the multiplex successes of his most recent films, which appear to conclude a straightforward  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: David Cronenberg; David Cronenberg; David Cronenberg; David Cronenberg
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Wilson
ISBN: 9781441191557 1441191550
OCLC Number: 657602949
Description: 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Filmmaker as heretic --
Body explodes --
Mind erupts --
Functions of failure --
Subject under examination --
All agents defect.
Responsibility: Scott Wilson.

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In "The Politics of Insects," Scott Wilson has produced a penetrating account of David Cronenberg as political modernist. Drawing on Slavoj Zizek's notion of the heretic, as one who takes specific Read more...

 
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