David Cronenberg and medium-budget filmmaking

by Peter D. Marshall

by Ryan Lambie.

With this year’s Cosmopolis, director David Cronenberg once again proved his talent for making probing, clinical and often extremely disturbing movies.

Starting his feature-directing career in the 70s with the uncompromising, unforgettably icky ‘venereal horror’ of Shivers (aka The Parasite Murders, aka They Came From Within), Cronenberg has since carved out a fearsome reputation as a creator of movies that are by turns intelligent and horrifying.

Always working at the very periphery of the mainstream, Cronenberg’s movies have seldom been expensive to make; The Fly (1986) and A History Of Violence (2005) were rare examples of his studio filmmaking, and even they’re fiercely individual movies – for the former, Cronenberg flatly refused to relocate to Hollywood, opting to shoot the movie in Toronto with his usual cast and crew.

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