Crimes of the Future (Cronenberg 2022)

Crimes of the Future (Cronenberg 2022)

Laura hated it, Marshall loved it. One of the most divisive films in the history of the podcast. Laura was bored and disconnected. Marshall thought Cronenberg was not only bringing up fascinating topics of technology, bodies, and art, but also layering in a metaphor for an artistic oeuvre. This made for a great discussion.

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TOPIC INDEX – Crimes of the Future  (Cronenberg 2022) (times are approximate) 

0:30 – Introductions
2:30 – episode begins
2:30 – Film discussion begins
5:30 – sci-fi horror
11:00 – abstraction
20:00 – penetration in horror
27:00 – pain
35:00 – plastic
45:00 – ecological modernization
49:00 – art
51:30 – illness
56:00 – self critique?
1:07:00 – aesthetics
2:05:00 – grading the film using the Collective Nightmares Evolving Rubric of Social Responsibility

Related Episodes
Mandy (Cosmatos 2018)
In Fabric (Strickland 2018)

Related Films
Pretty much any of Cronenberg’s previous films but especially
Crash (1996), Videodrome (1983), and Existenz (1999)


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