Paperback Õ Videodrome PDF/EPUB Ü

Paperback  Õ Videodrome PDF/EPUB Ü In the world that lies ahead of us all, reality and hallucination will merge and interchange So when Max Renn saw the flesh of his stomach swell and redden as though a giant worm was moving beneath the skin, was that imagination or reality And when the skin split and the flesh parted like giant lips, soft and bloodied When he could sink his fingers, his whole hand, deep inside, feeling and probing through the wall of his own stomach As the juices, thick and warm, clung and sucked gently at his finger tips, drawing him in As the bile rose, hot with revulsion in his throat Was that a nightmare or reality Strange, erotic, hallucinatory, visionary, hypnotic, and just plain insanely brilliant those are just of few the words that come to mind when trying to describe David Cronenberg s 1983 masterpiece Videodrome Quite simply, it is an addictive work art, shockingly prophetic when you watch it today, andaffecting than ever This is a movie that foresaw virtual reality, the internet, reality TV, video blogging vlogging and YouTube back in 1983 While it is impossible for a novelization to ca Strange, erotic, hallucinatory, visionary, hypnotic, and just plain insanely brilliant those are just of few the words that come to mind when trying to describe David Cronenberg s 1983 masterpiece Videodrome Quite simply, it is an addictive work art, shockingly prophetic when you watch it today, andaffecting than ever This is a movie that foresaw virtual reality, the internet, reality TV, video blogging vlogging and YouTube back in 1983 While it is impossible for a novelization to capture Cronenberg s relentlessly harrowing atmosphere of paranoia, James Woods killer performance, and Debra Harry s haunting presence Jack Martin Dennis Etchison writing as Jack Martin comes about as close as possible in this crisp, fast moving, very readable and mostly faithful adaption of a revolutionary piece of avant garde cinema This was a surprisingly good adaptation of David Cronenberg s twisted and surreal 1983 movie The main reason I wanted to read this was because it was written by Dennis Etchison, one of my favorite horror writers of the 80s The other reason was because I wanted to see if Etchison could possibly pull off the seemingly impossible task of translating such an intensely visual film to mere words yes, I know ALL films are visual, but this one is especially so He succeeded, imo.Here s the basic gis This was a surprisingly good adaptation of David Cronenberg s twisted and surreal 1983 movie The main reason I wanted to read this was because it was written by Dennis Etchison, one of my favorite horror writers of the 80s The other reason was because I wanted to see if Etchison could possibly pull off the seemingly impossible task of translating such an intensely visual film to mere words yes, I know ALL films are visual, but this one is especially so He succeeded, imo.Here s the basic gist of the story for those who don t know Reality begins to bend and break down for Max Renn, president of a sleazy cable TV station in Canada, once he starts intercepting encoded pirate broadcasts of what seem to be real life snuff and torture films There s an addictive quality to these quick little snippets which are titled Videodrome , and Max soon becomes obsessed, thinking he s come across the new wave in television, and his life slowly turns into a nightmare, unable to separate what s real from hallucination Is there a conspiracy at work here Etchison chooses to describe all the weird, nightmarish imagery in a matter of fact, straightforward style as opposed to going aopaque and surreal route, and this works well, allowing for someone who s never seen the film or, as with me, someone who hasn t seen it in decades, to follow along without feeling totally lost Just mostly lost, at least towards the end, as was probably intended There s really no way of knowing exactly what happened, but it never became frustrating, onlyandmysterious Etchison also does a good job capturing the skeevy nature of Max, while still making him somewhat relatable and sympathetic The gradual, growing sense of eerie unreality and paranoia is pulled off nicely as well Any fans of Etchison or Cronenberg should dig the hell out of this.4.0 Stars After all, there is nothing real outside our perception of reality, is there You can see that, can t you Videodrome is my favorite film Reading this was both an amazing experience and a letdown The author does a good job of giving the screenplay life though the frequent expositions can be intrusive during dialogue and there are a ton of extra lines, situations, and subplots not in the finished film which was great for me, the berfan However, David Cronenberg s screenplay was clearly unpolished when given to the author here It went through many revisions, even continuing when they were film Videodrome is my favorite film Reading this was both an amazing experience and a letdown The author does a good job of giving the screenplay life though the frequent expositions can be intrusive during dialogue and there are a ton of extra lines, situations, and subplots not in the finished film which was great for me, the berfan However, David Cronenberg s screenplay was clearly unpolished when given to the author here It went through many revisions, even continuing when they were filming, and it shows here in its imperfect state The plot starts the same as the film, but once you get halfway through, the novel detours into a mess of unresolved conflicts and severe confusion that were ironed out for the film Worth a read for the Cronenberg fan, otherwise stick to the movie

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