Midway through the Cronenberg Blogathon and I have to say this event is even more successful than last year's De Palma Blogathon. I'm drowning in submissions from so many wonderful writers. You can look forward to pieces from filmmaker Jeffrey Goodman (The Last Lullaby), Ryan Kelly, Kevin J. Olson, Ratnakar Sadasyula, and more.
Now, I'd like to take a moment to highlight a piece posted at The Kind of Face You Hate in conjunction with the Blogathon. One of my very favorite bloggers, Bill Ryan, continues his look at films he owns as part of his Collection Project. In a piece titled A Deep Penetrating Dive into the Plasma Pool, he looks at 1986's The Fly and has this to say:
There are certain things about The Fly which, watching it again today, struck me as newly interesting, but the emotional power wasn't one of them. I saw this film when I was about eleven, probably ten, and by the end I was a sobbing wreck. Okay, so I was a kid, but I felt almost as helpless and desolate today, as I watched Brundlefly finally give in to his despair and, his body now a complete disaster, lift the barrel of the shotgun that Veronica's holding, up to his forehead. What happens in this film is so terrible, so unfair and cosmically absurd, that you can never view Brundlefly as a monster, even at his most physically monstrous.Here are more links to other Cronenberg-related writings that have recently come to my attention. These are not written specifically for the Blogathon.
If anyone wants to let me know about any others I missed, email me and perhaps I can post another list of links before the Blogathon wraps up on the 12th.
Seventies Cinema Revival: The Brood (1979) by Tony Dayoub at Cinema Viewfinder
The Dead Zone:
Overlooked Classics: The Dead Zone (1983) by Jeremy Richey at Moon in the Gutter
Raging borscht by Edward Copeland at Edward Copeland on Film
From the Vault: Naked Lunch by Edward Copeland at Edward Copeland on Film
Rabid (aka Rage):
Cinema's Great Faces: Marilyn Chambers in David Cronenberg's Rabid by Jeremy Richey at Moon in the Gutter
Shivers (aka They Came From Within):
Shivers (1975), Highly Recommended by Michael Troutman at I Shoot the Pictures
Images From My All Time Favorite Films: David Cronenberg's Videodrome (1983) by Jeremy Richey at Moon in the Gutter