Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “David Cronenberg: Author or Filmmaker?” as Want to Read:
David Cronenberg: Author or Filmmaker?
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

David Cronenberg: Author or Filmmaker?

liked it 3.0  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
For more than thirty years, David Cronenberg has made independent films such as Scanners and A History of Violence which aim to disturb, surprise, and challenge audiences. He has also repeatedly drawn on literary fiction for inspiration, adapting themes from authors like William Burroughs, J. G. Ballard, and Patrick McGrath for the big screen; David Cronenberg: Author or F ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 30th 2007 by Intellect Ltd (first published October 1st 2007)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about David Cronenberg, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about David Cronenberg

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-32)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Tom
Aug 14, 2008 Tom rated it liked it
I had been thinking that there needs to be a book about Cronenberg's literary adaptations. This books isn't quite it. Although Browning does discuss these adaptations, he takes a bit of a broader approach and explores Cronenberg's literary influences, which is part of the problem with the book. At times, the connections between the literary sources and Cronenberg's films is a bit of a stretch.

Overall, this is an interesting and well-researched book. Although I didn't always agree with Browning's
...more
Dominick
Jul 17, 2012 Dominick rated it liked it
Meh. This is, I'm pretty sure, someone's thesis turned into a book, as it bears hallmarks such as the shoehorning in of as many secondary references as possible, regardless of their direct relevance, and strained readings to try to make everything fit the overarching thesis. There are some good observations, but also a great many very tenuous ones. Also, it's not particularly well written, or at any rate well edited. Another round of revision and rethinking was necessary.
Zachary
Zachary rated it did not like it
Jan 17, 2015
Jeff Rapoch
Jeff Rapoch rated it it was amazing
Feb 03, 2013
Chris
Chris rated it liked it
Mar 10, 2009
Nick
Nick marked it as to-read
Aug 28, 2008
Laila
Laila marked it as to-read
Mar 30, 2009
Dania
Dania marked it as to-read
May 22, 2009
Christopher
Christopher marked it as to-read
Nov 12, 2011
Ryan Mcfarlane
Ryan Mcfarlane marked it as to-read
Aug 08, 2011
Ryan
Ryan marked it as to-read
Aug 21, 2011
Stephen Williamson
Stephen Williamson marked it as to-read
May 14, 2012
Ryan
Ryan marked it as to-read
Nov 17, 2012
Kristen Shaw
Kristen Shaw marked it as to-read
Jun 10, 2013
Dani
Dani marked it as to-read
Aug 21, 2013
Jorge Bazzo
Jorge Bazzo marked it as to-read
Dec 08, 2013
Pooyan
Pooyan marked it as to-read
Feb 22, 2014
L.L.
L.L. marked it as to-read
Apr 03, 2014
Joseph Rozner
Joseph Rozner is currently reading it
Jun 05, 2014
Joonas
Joonas marked it as to-read
Jul 22, 2014
Lauri Lehmuskenttä
Lauri Lehmuskenttä marked it as to-read
Jul 31, 2014
Lisa
Lisa marked it as to-read
Sep 22, 2014
Utku Okur
Utku Okur marked it as to-read
Jan 19, 2015
Jessica
Jessica marked it as to-read
Dec 02, 2016
Blake
Blake marked it as to-read
Jun 11, 2015
Ricky Collins
Ricky Collins marked it as to-read
Nov 05, 2015
Tom
Tom marked it as to-read
Apr 10, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book