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ONE AND ONLY Directors Poll: David Cronenberg/David Lynch

Old 08-24-10, 12:34 AM
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ONE AND ONLY Directors Poll: David Cronenberg/David Lynch

The master of the unsettling vs. the king of the weird. Who do you prefer?
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Re: ONE AND ONLY Directors Poll: David Cronenberg/David Lynch

Cronenberg, my reasoning can be found in the Cronenberg vs. Carpenter thread, not that anybody cares enough about my opinion to track it down; I'm equally lazy about my desire to copy and paste it. So in conclusion, GOOOOO CRONENBERG!!
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Re: ONE AND ONLY Directors Poll: David Cronenberg/David Lynch

David Cronenberg's filmography from IMDB:
A Dangerous Method (2011) (post-production)

Eastern Promises (2007)
... aka "Eastern Promise" - Japan (English title)
To Each His Own Cinema (2007) (segment "At the Suicide of the Last Jew in the World in the Last Cinema in the World")
... aka "Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence" - France (original title)
A History of Violence (2005)
Spider (2002)
Short6 (2001) (segment "Camera")
Camera (2000/III)

eXistenZ (1999)
Crash (1996)
M. Butterfly (1993)
Naked Lunch (1991)
"Scales of Justice" (2 episodes, 1990)
- Regina vs Logan (1990) TV episode
- Regina vs Horvath (????) TV episode

Dead Ringers (1988)
"Friday the 13th" (1 episode, 1988)
- Faith Healer (1988) TV episode
The Fly (1986)
The Dead Zone (1983)
Videodrome (1983)
Scanners (1981)

The Brood (1979)
... aka "David Cronenberg's The Brood" - Canada (English title) (complete title)
Fast Company (1979)
Rage (1977)
... aka "Rabid" - Canada (original title)
"Teleplay" (1 episode, 1976)
- The Italian Machine (1976) TV episode
They Came from Within (1975)
... aka "Shivers" - Canada (original title)
"Peep Show" (2 episodes, 1975)
- The Lie Chair (1975) TV episode
- The Victim (1975) TV episode
"Programme X" (1 episode, 1972)
- Secret Weapons (1972) TV episode
In the Dirt (1972) (TV)
Lakeshore (1972) (TV)
Don Valley (1972) (TV)
Scarborough Bluffs (1972) (TV)
Fort York (1972) (TV)
Winter Garden (1972) (TV)
Jim Ritchie Sculptor (1971) (TV)
Tourettes (1971) (TV)
Letter from Michelangelo (1971) (TV)
Crimes of the Future (1970)

Stereo (1969)
From the Drain (1967)
Transfer (1966)



David Lynch's filmography from IMDB:
More Things That Happened (2007) (V)
To Each His Own Cinema (2007) (segment "Absurda") (special edition)
... aka "Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence" - France (original title)
Boat (2007) (V)
Dynamic:01: The Best of DavidLynch.com (2007) (V)
Inland Empire (2006)
... aka "Inland Empire: A Woman in Trouble" - USA (long title)
The Short Films of David Lynch (2002) (V)
Darkened Room (2002)
... aka "The Darkened Room" - International (English title) (DVD title)
DumbLand (2002)
Rabbits (2002)
Eraserhead Stories (2001) (V)
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
... aka "Mulholland Drive" - France, UK, USA (closing credits title)

The Straight Story (1999)
Mulholland Dr. (1999) (TV)
Lost Highway (1997)
Lumière and Company (1995) (segment "Premonition Following An Evil Deed")
... aka "Lumière et compagnie" - France (original title)
"Hotel Room" (2 episodes, 1993)
- Blackout (1993) TV episode
- Tricks (1993) TV episode
"On the Air" (1 episode, 1992)
- Episode #1.1 (1992) TV episode
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
"Twin Peaks" (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
- Episode #2.22 (1991) TV episode
- Episode #2.7 (1990) TV episode
- Episode #2.2 (1990) TV episode
- Episode #2.1 (1990) TV episode
- Episode #1.3 (1990) TV episode
(1 more)
"American Chronicles" (1990) TV series (unknown episodes)
Wild at Heart (1990)
... aka "David Lynch's Wild at Heart" - USA (complete title)
Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted (1990) (TV)

"Les Français vus par" (1 episode, 1988)
... aka "The Cowboy and the Frenchman" - USA (DVD title)
- The Cowboy and the Frenchman (1988) TV episode
Blue Velvet (1986)
Dune (1984)
The Elephant Man (1980)
... aka "Elephant Man" - Japan (English title)

Eraserhead (1976)
... aka "Eraserhead 2000" - USA (DVD box title)
The Amputee (1974)
The Grandmother (1970)

The Alphabet (1968)
Six Figures Getting Sick (1966)
... aka "Six Men Getting Sick (Six Times)" - USA (alternative title)
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Re: ONE AND ONLY Directors Poll: David Cronenberg/David Lynch

I love both of these directors, but nothing Cronenberg has done has connected with me as much as Mulholland Drive by Lynch.
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Re: ONE AND ONLY Directors Poll: David Cronenberg/David Lynch

Two great directors. I have to go with Lynch for no other reason than he directed Mulholland Drive and Blue Velvet.

Cronenberg is just fantastic with films like Videodrome, The Brood and Dead Ringers on his resume.


I actually created a similar poll with these very two directors at another site.
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Re: ONE AND ONLY Directors Poll: David Cronenberg/David Lynch

David Lynch.

Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway, Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks, Inland Empire.
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Re: ONE AND ONLY Directors Poll: David Cronenberg/David Lynch

I love them both, but Lynch has always been my man!
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Re: ONE AND ONLY Directors Poll: David Cronenberg/David Lynch

Lynch by miles, a great artist of our time.
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Re: ONE AND ONLY Directors Poll: David Cronenberg/David Lynch

Cronenberg: THE FLY and DEAD ZONE
Lynch: BLUE VELVET and TWIN PEAKS

Lynch gets my vote.
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Re: ONE AND ONLY Directors Poll: David Cronenberg/David Lynch

Cronenberg easily.
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Re: ONE AND ONLY Directors Poll: David Cronenberg/David Lynch

David Lynch, and I really like Cronenberg too. Lynch tends to be far more unsettling and connecting on a deeper instinctual level. I also love Lynch's sense of humor.
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Re: ONE AND ONLY Directors Poll: David Cronenberg/David Lynch

Question: are you guys taking Lynch's "Twin Peaks" into account, or are we concentrating on films alone?
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Re: ONE AND ONLY Directors Poll: David Cronenberg/David Lynch

Damn, this is like that scene in Sophie's Choice.
It is so hard just to pick one.
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Re: ONE AND ONLY Directors Poll: David Cronenberg/David Lynch

Two of my favorites, but I consider Lynch's work to be true film art and believe it will be studied and appreciated for generations.


And also, Suprmallet's lazy cut-and-paste IMDB filmographies make me angry.
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Re: ONE AND ONLY Directors Poll: David Cronenberg/David Lynch

Originally Posted by Numanoid
Two of my favorites, but I consider Lynch's work to be true film art and believe it will be studied and appreciated for generations.


And also, Suprmallet's lazy cut-and-paste IMDB filmographies make me angry.
yeah, me too. Sorry, 'mallet but it's true.

anywhoooo....Cronenberg for me. Never did get into Lynch, great director? Yeah, sure...but so's Cronenberg...DC's films in fact...almost seem real even w/ the crazy shit going on. He just has that quality that for some reason...I can believe that this is a real world.
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Re: ONE AND ONLY Directors Poll: David Cronenberg/David Lynch

Lynch. Blue Velvet, Elephant Man, Straight Story, Mulholland Dr. He has greater range, and can make good movies outside of his own obsessions. I like Cronenberg a lot, but he's trapped by his obsessions, and is forced to make good movies within their walls.
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Re: ONE AND ONLY Directors Poll: David Cronenberg/David Lynch

You guys care that much about the filmographies? Why?
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Re: ONE AND ONLY Directors Poll: David Cronenberg/David Lynch

Originally Posted by Suprmallet
You guys care that much about the filmographies? Why?
You can just list the films without all that IMDB crap. Copy and paste from Wikipedia? IMDB just has all that nonsense added on. Just copy from Wikipedia...has the films and the year. Lot more simple and cleaner.
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Re: ONE AND ONLY Directors Poll: David Cronenberg/David Lynch

Lynch for me, though I like both.

Originally Posted by Suprmallet
The master of the unsettling vs. the king of the weird. Who do you prefer?
Wait, which is which?
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Re: ONE AND ONLY Directors Poll: David Cronenberg/David Lynch

Originally Posted by scott1598
Cronenberg easily.
This
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Re: ONE AND ONLY Directors Poll: David Cronenberg/David Lynch

Here's how I'd rank the Lynch and Cronenberg movies I've seen:
  1. Mulholland Dr. (2001)
  2. Videodrome (1983)
  3. Blue Velvet (1986)
  4. Eraserhead (1976)
  5. The Fly (1986)
  6. Naked Lunch (1991)
  7. Eastern Promises (2007)
  8. Dune (1984)
  9. A History of Violence (2005)
  10. The Dead Zone (1983)
  11. The Elephant Man (1980)
  12. Lost Highway (1997)
The top four films are masterpieces. Overall it's a virtual dead heat. I have to give a slight edge to Lynch, on the basis of MULHOLLAND DR. alone.
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Re: ONE AND ONLY Directors Poll: David Cronenberg/David Lynch

Lynch. He's my 2nd favourite director, and Cronenberg is my 3rd.

However, I like more Cronenberg movies than Lynch movies (I've seen all Lynch's, but not all of Cronenberg's). I like Lynch's style more though. And the only 3 movies that have ever scared me were all his.

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