Death to Videodrome : Cronenberg, Zizek and the ontology of the real
Citation:Wilson, S. A. (2016, September). Death to Videodrome: Cronenberg, Zizek and the Ontology of the Real. Paper presented at Mediating the Real Conference, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3606
For Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg, the film is always more than mere entertainment; the film is a site wherein ideas circulate and play, are explored and, especially, pushed to and beyond their normative limits. More than just a place where characters, standing in for ideological positions, speak in the absence of the mouths of others, Cronenberg’s films together represent a career-long concerted examination of the limits of the experiential. In his films, the extents of both body and agency are microscopically tested, always in order to reveal how little we settle for when we settle for the desires and satisfactions of others.