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Cronenberg Vs. Lynch

Postby boilermaker on Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:15 pm

I saw this on another board. Maybe it's a case of apples and oranges?


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Postby 242sumner on Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:43 am

I voted for Cronenberg, and here's why:
I find his early works much more original,inspiring and chalenging.Films like "shivers","rabid","videodrome","dead ringers"...
As for Lynch,he will be remembered for "blue valvet" and "twin peaks".
However, there are many inconsistencies that bothers me about his recent work.
It became too lynchian. :)
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Postby rocker654 on Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:20 am

242sumner wrote:..."rabid"...


Is that the only mid-70's movie that Marilyn Chambers was featured in that wasn't porn? I could look it up, but am too tired to really care.

I own a copy of Videodrome. I felt that Twin Peaks was an irritating TV show. I think that both directors are completely mad, but Cronenberg gets the vote since he is the only director represented in my library.
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Postby etch on Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:54 am

I like each director equally well I'd say, especially the earlier works.

Cronenberg: Most of his films including and leading up to Dead Ringers.

Lynch: Eraserhead, Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks.

Lynch was an inspiration for me in making my film, especially the work he did on Eraserhead. Haven't seen Inland Empire, but his films after Blue Velvet seem like a retread of ideas explored in the earlier works to lesser effect. I still like Lost Highway and Mullholland Dr, just not as much as the aforementioned titles, although LH is stunning visually.

I like the wackier Cronenburg stuff over his latest ventures.
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Postby Richard on Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:13 am

rocker654 wrote:
242sumner wrote:..."rabid"...


Is that the only mid-70's movie that Marilyn Chambers was featured in that wasn't porn?

Yes. Advantage: Lynch
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Postby Noodles on Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:19 pm

I don't find Cronenberg films stand up to as many watches as Lynch films. I have a couple of Cronenberg's in my (tiny) DVD collection, can only take videodrome etc. a few times then I just find it dull. Excellent the first time round though. I didn't think Spider was that spectacular either.
I can revisit Lynch more often though and this is an important factor when you have no TV and about 10 dvds. Plus I love twin peakes and quite liked mulholland and looking forward to seeing the new one. Lynch overall I think

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Postby Bernardo on Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:15 pm

I didn´t really get Spider at all, but other than that I like all of his stuff between The Brood and A History of Violence, without exception (well, haven´t seen eXistenz yet).

I really like Lynch, but Cronenberg on this one.
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Postby caix on Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:46 pm

Man, this is a tough one. If you took ALL of Cronenberg and ALL of Lynch and compared, I would probably go with Lynch. I liked Cronenberg's cheesey horor movies, but I didn't want to see them a second time. Lynch is always good for a second run, no matter what movie it is.

Where Lynch creeps you out and makes you think harder that you've ever done before, Cronenberg sucks you in with simple story telling and some good old-fashioned squeamy gore.

Cronenberg has been making some amazing films in the last 20 years (Naked Lunch is one of my favorites) and though Lynch is still on top of his game, I gotta go with Cronenberg for making me fall in love with his stuff and the growth he's shown since he started out as a regular pud from Canada.
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Postby GoldenGoneDays on Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:16 pm

242sumner wrote:IAs for Lynch,he will be remembered for "blue valvet" and "twin peaks".
However, there are many inconsistencies that bothers me about his recent work.
It became too lynchian. :)


are you shittin me?have you ever seen Eraserhead, wild at heart, mullholand drive, a stright story. fucking masterpieces. lynch by far.
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Postby rocker654 on Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:18 pm

GoldenGoneDays wrote:are you shittin me?have you ever seen Eraserhead, wild at heart, mullholand drive, a stright story. fucking masterpieces. lynch by far.


I've seen Eraserhead and Wild At Heart. Complete meh, if not crap.
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Postby johnnyemphysema on Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:18 pm

both filmmakers enjoy cinematic masturbation but I have to go Lynch if only because of Twin Peaks, Agent Cooper is one of the best characters to see the small screen ever.

This decision was hard though, Videodrome has a boob flashing Debbie Harry.
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Postby chopjob on Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:17 am

Cronenberg 'cos he's Canadian.
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Postby madlee on Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:04 pm

Ooh, this is a close one:

These are the ones I like that I have seen...

Scanners
Videodrome
Dead Zone
Fly
Dead Ringers
Naked Lunch
Existenz


Elephant Man
Blue Velvet
The Straight Story
Mulholland Dr.
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Postby Schaal on Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:25 pm

Cronenberg is more genuinely "weird" and is more obsessed w/bodily trauma than Lynch is w/sex or women crying/melodrama.

Don't get me wrong though, I love Lynch. Twin Peaks = Peyton Place (the films) and then some. I love the deadpan aspect of many Lynch characters, though you get deadpan in spades with Naked Lunch. Now that's a fucked up movie you can watch again and again.

I suppose it breaks down to: After a while, I feel comfortable in Lynch's weirdness where with Cronenberg I still feel like I've genuinely had the creep put on me.
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Postby madlee on Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:24 pm

Schaal wrote: Naked Lunch. Now that's a fucked up movie you can watch again and again.


Plus that fucking soundtrack! amazing music. possibly the best movie soundtrack ever. possibly even better than once upon a time in the west...
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Postby rocker654 on Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:18 pm

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Postby RBoyer on Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:46 pm

Tough call, but have to go with Cronenberg. So dark, and less obvious, overall, than Lynch. Cronenberg genuinely gives me the creeps, while Lynch only gives me the heebee jeebees.
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Postby robert thefamilyghost on Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:36 am

CLOSE, but as Eraserhead is probably my second favorite movie ever, i'll have to go with Lynch...and i like all of his movies that i've seen a lot (see, the ones i haven't seen yet are Dune and Wild at Heart so i guess that's something...well, i didn't like Fire Walk with Me a lot...though i do like the show a lot...) Cronenberg has made some of my favorite movies as well though...
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Postby Earwicker on Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:55 am

I'm with Lynch on this one.

Lynch is a true artist

Cronenberg is an exploitation filmmaker who occasionally steps in some art - I like a couple of his movies but don't think - overall - he comes close to Lynch.

Lynch's films also have a sense of humour. Something I don't get from Cronenberg's ramblings.
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