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Cronenberg has collaborated with composer Howard Shore on all of his films since The Brood ( 1979 ), ( see List of noted film director and composer collaborations ) with the exception of The Dead Zone ( 1983 ), which was scored by Michael Kamen.
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Cronenberg has said that his films should be seen " from the point of view of the disease ", and that, for example, he identifies with the characters in Shivers after they become infected with the anarchic parasites.
Aside from The Dead Zone ( 1983 ) and The Fly, Cronenberg has not generally worked within the world of big-budget, mainstream Hollywood filmmaking, although he has had occasional near misses.
Since 1988's Dead Ringers, Cronenberg has worked with cinematographer Peter Suschitzky on each of his films ( see List of noted film director and cinematographer collaborations ).
In the October 2011 edition of Rue Morgue, Cronenberg stated that he has written a companion piece to his 1986 remake of The Fly, which he would like to direct if given the chance.
Sheen has worked with a wide variety of film directors, such as Richard Attenborough, Francis Ford Coppola, Terrence Malick, David Cronenberg, Mike Nichols, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and Oliver Stone.
Holm has also appeared in two David Cronenberg films, Naked Lunch ( 1991 ) and eXistenZ ( 1999 ) and was Harold Pinter's favourite actor, the playwright once stating: " He puts on my shoe, and it fits!
He also appeared in the 1981 film Scanners, a science fiction / horror film by Canadian director David Cronenberg that has since attained cult film status.
David Cronenberg was surprised when The Fly became embraced as a cultural metaphor for AIDS, since he originally intended the film to be a more general analogy for disease itself, terminal conditions like cancer and, more specifically, the aging process: " If you, or your lover, has AIDS, you watch that film and of course you'll see AIDS in it, but you don't have to have that experience to respond emotionally to the movie and I think that's really its power ; This is not to say that AIDS didn't have an incredible impact on everyone and of course after a certain point people were seeing AIDS stories everywhere so I don't take any offense that people see that in my movie.
Whereas the 1958 original was followed by two sequels, Cronenberg has said that the stories in his films have definitive beginnings and endings, and he has never considered making a sequel to one of his own films, although others have made sequels to Cronenberg films, including Scanners ( 1981 ).
In addition, McCann has worked with such legendary directors as Sidney Lumet, Ken Russell, David Green, Paul Schrader and David Cronenberg.
Campbell has also worked extensively with David Cronenberg, appearing in such films as Naked Lunch, The Dead Zone, Fast Company, and The Brood.
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Shore continued to score numerous films from 1995 – 2001, including two David Fincher films, Seven ( 1995 ) The Game ( 1997 ) and The Truth About Cats and Dogs ( 1996 ); also, he collaborated on two films with Cronenberg along with Tom Hanks ' directorial debut, That Thing You Do !.
He collaborated again with David Cronenberg in 2005 to score A History of Violence, starring Viggo Mortensen.
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After two short sketch films and two short art-house features ( the black and white Stereo and the colour Crimes of the Future ) Cronenberg went into partnership with Ivan Reitman.
Cronenberg stated that while writing the screenplay for Naked Lunch, he felt a moment of synergy with the writing style of Burroughs.
Cronenberg also worked for nearly a year on a version of Total Recall but experienced " creative differences " with producers Dino De Laurentiis and Ronald Shusett.
A fan of Philip K. Dick, author of " We Can Remember it For You Wholesale ," the short story upon which the film was based, Cronenberg related ( in the biography / overview of his work, Cronenberg on Cronenberg ) that his dissatisfaction with what he envisioned the film to be and what it ended up being pained him so greatly that for a time, he suffered a migraine just thinking about it, akin to a needle piercing his eye.
Suschitzky was the director of photography for The Empire Strikes Back, and Cronenberg remarked that Suschitzky's work in that film " was the only one of those movies that actually looked good ", which was a motivating factor to work with him on Dead Ringers.
Having worked with many Hollywood stars, Cronenberg says that he did not get to make a film with an actor he wanted to work with for a long time, Burt Reynolds.
Cronenberg remains a staunchly Canadian filmmaker, with nearly all of his films ( including major studio vehicles The Dead Zone and The Fly ) having been filmed in his home province Ontario.
In 1999, Cronenberg was inducted onto Canada's Walk of Fame and was awarded with the Silver Bear Award at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival.
Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes ( 1977 ) and Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre ( 1974 ) recalled the Vietnam war ; George A. Romero satirized the consumer society in his zombie sequel, Dawn of the Dead ( 1978 ); Canadian director David Cronenberg featured the " mad scientist " movie sub-genre by exploring contemporary fears about technology and society, and reinventing " body horror ", starting with Shivers ( 1975 ).
Wuppertal in its present borders was formed in 1929 by merging the early industrial cities of Barmen and Elberfeld with Vohwinkel, Ronsdorf, Cronenberg, Langerfeld, and Beyenburg.
Hwang wrote the libretto to Howard Shore's opera The Fly, based on David Cronenberg's 1986 film of the same name ; the opera premiered on July 2, 2008 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, France with Cronenberg as director and Plácido Domingo conducting.
Rather than attempting a straight adaptation, Cronenberg took a few elements from the book and combined them with elements of Burroughs ' life, creating a hybrid film about the writing of the book rather than the book itself.
As in Videodrome, Cronenberg gives his psychological statement about how humans react and interact with the technologies that surround them.
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This is the only Cronenberg film since The Brood ( 1979 ) for which Howard Shore did not serve as composer.
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This was the first Cronenberg film to be scored by Howard Shore, and is also Shore's first film score.
On 2 July 2008 the opera The Fly by Howard Shore to a libretto by David Henry Hwang premiered at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris with Cronenberg as director and Plácido Domingo conducting.
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Eastern Promises was another collaboration with David Cronenberg and earned Shore his fourth Golden Globe nomination.
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Of his characters ' transformations, Cronenberg said, " But because of our necessity to impose our own structure of perception on things we look on ourselves as being relatively stable.
In July 2010, Cronenberg completed production on A Dangerous Method, an adaptation of Christopher Hampton's play The Talking Cure, starring Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, and frequent collaborator Viggo Mortensen.
However, in an in-person interview held at the Apple Store Soho on August 16, 2012, Cronenberg commented that the financing for the " Eastern Promises " sequel had fallen through about two weeks earlier.
In the 1992 book Cronenberg on Cronenberg, he revealed that The Brood was inspired by events that occurred during the unraveling of his first marriage, which caused both Cronenberg and his daughter Cassandra a great deal of turmoil.
Contemporary filmmakers such as Woody Allen, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Pedro Almodovar, Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, Emir Kusturica, David Lynch, Girish Kasaravalli, David Cronenberg, Martin Scorsese, and Juraj Jakubisko have cited Fellini's influence on their work.
Cronenberg stated that Chambers put in a lot of hard work on the film and that he was impressed with her.
According to a David Cronenberg interview on the DVD, The Dead Zone was filmed during a relentless deep freeze in Southern Ontario which lasted for weeks, creating an authentic atmosphere of subzero temperatures and icy snow-packed terrain, which made for great natural shooting locations in spite of its being almost too cold for cast and crew to tolerate at times.
Their first choice was David Cronenberg, but he was working on an adaptation of Total Recall for Dino De Laurentiis and was unable to accept.