A Dangerous Method -- David Cronenberg/Viggo Mortensen's latest

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fuck this jane austen bullshit

― puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, June 21, 2011 5:48 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark

you're my sworn enemy

horseshoe, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 21:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh i definitely want him to, dont get me wrong. dude is basically my fave working english-lang director.

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 21:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

So three Viggo movies in a row?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 21:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's like the counterweight to Burton/Depp these days.

so OTM

also nice to see an actor/director pairing that actually WORKS instead of this Scorsese/DiCaprio, Burton/Depp, Spielberg/Cruise bullshit

winoa ryder sexes creatures of the night (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

also

I R EXCITED

winoa ryder sexes creatures of the night (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

four in a row if he does go ahead and make eastern promises 2 then

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 21:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

It originally wasn't meant to be a Viggo Vehicle, he just came on board when Christoph Waltz turned down the Freud role... i assume we will all be richer for this

little dieter wants to FUCK (Princess TamTam), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 21:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

no wait i forgot he's making cosmopolis next

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 21:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

four in a row if he does go ahead and make eastern promises 2 then

hes been ruining traffic on my street shooting a don delillo adaptation w/ the dude from twilight for the last month

"what a great post" - some (Lamp), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 21:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

a friend of mine tells this good viggo story that ends with some woman screaming I'M THE ONE WHO WAKES UP NEXT TO VIGGO'S STIFF DICK EVERY MORNING OK

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 21:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha yeah see above. remembered after i posted. dude from twilight is the only possible way to step down from colin farrell so idk about this

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 22:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost Was that a boast or complaint?

Maybe Viggo is a lucky charm at this point, as the last two got Cronenberg more mainstream cred than his last few before that. Dude's gunning for Oscars ...

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 22:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

if cronenberg was gonna do any delilo he shoulda done running dog

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 22:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

think she was in the middle of an argument between viggo n someone else and was asked to take sides, everyone in the room got really quiet after that

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 22:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

kinda hoping Cronenberg returns to sci-fi/horror at some point tbh, although he has definitely been on a good streak lately

winoa ryder sexes creatures of the night (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 22:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean its about porn starring hitler. surely that has to punch all the cronenbergian buttons at once.

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 22:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

didn't know he was doing Cosmopolis, reading the casting history is bizarre (from colling farrel/marion cotillard to robert pattinson/keira knightly to pattingson/Juliette Binoche?)

akm, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 22:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

sorry for all the extra gs

akm, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 22:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

kiera knightley? really?

i love the smell of facepalm in the morning (ledge), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 22:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

works for me

little dieter wants to FUCK (Princess TamTam), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 22:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

viggo seems like a bro but the kinda bro where youd have to tell him you need some sleep 36 hours into a brodown weekend when he's still raring to discuss spinoza and carve a mountain flute out of goat horn.

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 22:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

but he's probably play you a lullaby on his mountain flute so it's all good

Gukbe, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 22:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

i can't see why they didn't go with something simple like spanking miss knightley

And the piano, it sounds like a carnivore (contenderizer), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 22:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

no. 1 sign this is going to go HAM: her accent

Gukbe, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 22:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

okay the spank scene where dude is windmilling like she's a guitar = lol

chupacabra - a delicious burrito (DJP), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 22:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

david cronenberg's "daddy issues"

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 22:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

david cronenberg's "daddy day care"

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 22:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Would be better if Fassbender wore the Magneto helmet and cape.

Shart Shaped Box (Phil D.), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 23:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

As long as it's better than Phil Kaufman's "Quills," I'll be happy enough.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 23:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

viggo seems like a bro but the kinda bro where youd have to tell him you need some sleep 36 hours into a brodown weekend when he's still raring to discuss spinoza and carve a mountain flute out of goat horn.
― strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Tuesday, June 21, 2011 5:29 PM (4 hours ago) Bookmark

ha! he is indeed a bro.

by another name (amateurist), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 03:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

the kinda bro where youd have to tell him you need some sleep 36 hours into a brodown weekend when he's still raring to discuss spinoza and carve a mountain flute out of goat horn

this is awesome in conception, but i do not believe in such bros

And the piano, it sounds like a carnivore (contenderizer), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 05:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

having watched the making-of features on the lotr dvds -- "let's not go back to our hotels and camp out and watch the sunrise!" "but viggo we have a 6 am makeup call tomorrow." "aw come on, i'll kill, skin, and cook a goat by hand if that sways yr vote" -- i believe it to be true.

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 12:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Let's not forget bro sired a child with Exene Cervanka.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 12:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

man christoph walz, what a dumbass

☂ (max), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

remember viggo on fox news w/kucinich during election season?

by another name (amateurist), Wednesday, 22 June 2011 20:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

man christoph walz, what a dumbass

no, Christoph Waltz, what a dumb original choice.

wd've played like a Martin Short SCTV sketch w/out laughs

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 31 August 2011 21:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

so M. Butterfly is the only other time DC adapted a play?

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 31 August 2011 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

s'okay. its real biopic-y, which i wasnt expecting and i think weakened the movie. the final shot is the same as the final shot in eastern promises. i liked viggo best in it

maghrib is back (Hungry4Ass), Sunday, 15 January 2012 18:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

loved a history of violence, but am starting to have serious doubts about act III cronenberg

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Sunday, 15 January 2012 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

its real biopic-y,

I found this very much NOT so!

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 15 January 2012 19:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

ppl got on Knightley's case, and she's uneven, but it's the toughest of the 3 principle parts. Viggo is a v funny gameplaying daddy Freud.

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 15 January 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hope to see this within the week. I'd have to go all the way back to Dead Ringers for a film I loved, but I continue to hold out high expectations for every one. (Part of the problem, no doubt.)

clemenza, Sunday, 15 January 2012 19:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Liked this a lot. Knightley's role is indeed the trickiest but I love the way Cronenberg puts her most extreme bits of performance conspicuously in center frame, with her positioned closer to us than Fassbender, as if to say: "deal with it."

Simon H., Sunday, 15 January 2012 19:33 (2 years ago) Permalink


(l-r) Young Freud, Young Jung

Plato’s The Cave In Claymation (Sanpaku), Sunday, 15 January 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, knightley's role is really tough. i thought it was a really game, even brave performance, even if it didnt always work.

this is a really good interview that fleshes out some of the movies themes:

http://somecamerunning.typepad.com/some_came_running/2011/11/an-interview-with-david-cronenberg.html

maghrib is back (Hungry4Ass), Sunday, 15 January 2012 22:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyone thought this thing was too short? I didn't feel the supposed warmth between the two men. Also: some of the cuts were inexplicable. Why did Hampton and Cronenberg make such a fuss about the trip to America only to film two scenes aboard ship? Why are we told the two men's friendship frayed when we're barely introduced to them?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 28 January 2012 19:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

It was vintage 1904 Viennese warmth. Like frozen hot chocolate.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 29 January 2012 00:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

for those who care about such things, Viggo wuz robbed of a nomination.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 29 January 2012 00:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

they preferred the psychological depths of a Jonah Hill capturing the essence of someone who never existed

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 29 January 2012 00:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

a lady sitting behind me yelped out 'WHAT???' when the last scene ended, so i think she was expecting more too. i think the thing is that the material doesnt feel particularly dramatized, i wanted something with more juice

the America thing... yeah when they were boarding the ship i was expecting/hoping they'd do more with that. i thought all the exchanges between freud and jung were very good. maybe one of the two main relationships should've been foregrounded more to really do justice to either of them

Hungry4Ass, Sunday, 29 January 2012 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink


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