Monday, May 23, 2011

Programme X: Secret Weapons dir David Cronenberg (1972)

Programme X: Secret Weapons by IndieMoviesOnlineUSA

featuring a great soundtrack by Syrinx- anybody know anything about them? I'm guessing they're Canadian...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Stereo dir. David Cronenberg (1969)

Cronenberg's first full-length, about a group of polymorphously sexual telepaths being studied at a nearly empty fully modernist psychiatric center. Interventions by the psychiatrists to use their abilities to form a commune/replacement family unit are hidden from the camera but described in cold clinical detail on the voiceover. Echoes of Ballard, whom the Canadian Cronenberg had likely did not know at the time, are all over. These parellel sensibilities would of course collude with Crash (1996), but would also reach a head in 1975's Shivers (also known as They Came From Within), which mimes Ballard's 1975 novel High Rise in an eerie tandem.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

David Bowie- "Space Oddity" (Love You Til Tuesday Version) (1969)

The earliest, folkiest version of this song had quite a high budget. This is especially interesting since the song never charted until a much later rerelease.

Friday, May 6, 2011