Mineshaft Gap

It's a screening log, no more no less. Maybe I'll have something interesting to say one of these days...

More Cronenberg.

Naked Lunch (Cronenberg, 1991)

Cronenberg's beautiful, demented epic is a brilliant way to approach an "unfilmable" novel. Combining Burroughs's life, art and hallucinations into his own brand of fever dream, Cronenberg makes Naked Lunch work through some breathtaking cinematography and performances by a large ensemble.

It is perhaps the furthest statement of Cronenberg as an artist, and nearly comes to the level of his masterpiece, Dead Ringers.

Spider (Cronenberg, 2002)

While definitely a lesser effort than Naked Lunch, Spider is an interesting study of what can be done without dialogue. Good performances from all involved, but most important is Cronenberg showing another example of his mastery of suspense.

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