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Old 01-15-23, 12:10 AM
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David Cronenberg's Galaxy of Flesh (1985)

I'd really like to see this movie...

Someone Used AI to Dream Up a Nonexistent David Cronenberg Movie and the Results Are Nauseating



Hundreds more images at this link: https://t.co/TXWMi1CElV


Not sure if this should go in "MOVIES" or "OTHER" but the discussion of AI as applied to films would seem relevant here.

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Re: David Cronenberg's Galaxy of Flesh (1985)

Looking through all the pictures, it's interesting to recognize the images the AI used as "inspiration". There's so many figures that are clearly based on images from Star Wars (I guess cause the AI knows Cronenberg was offered Return of the Jedi), as well as Cronenberg's The Fly, and Alien, and Lifeforce, and even In The Mouth Of Madness.
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Re: David Cronenberg's Galaxy of Flesh (1985)

Wild. It elicits the familiar but then goes way beyond like if a Hollywood studio in the 80's had greenlit a $100 million dollar Screaming Mad George Rob Botin Dan O' Bannon flick.

The article points out Cronenberg's name can't be used in MidJourney. If it had I have no doubt it would've been spot on. I get more Alien, Star Wars, The Thing, and Dune vibes from it. Still amazing.

Check out the recent NYTimes article on the imagined Jodorowsky's TRON. Uncanny jawdropping images. It's really extraordinary what these programs can generate.

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Old 01-15-23, 09:41 AM
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Re: David Cronenberg's Galaxy of Flesh (1985)

Images are impressive, but looks less Cronenberg and more Corman IMO.
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The most obvious Cronenberg influence I see is from The Fly. One shot in particular looks like the BrundleFly from the ending of the movie.

The entire set is fascinating in its myriad of weird variations on a theme. The repetition of shots with noodle-ly skinned creature torso on table is like a demented Haystack series.

It's so weird how the faces in the set have such little variation to them from male to female. Definitely some Ripley in the DNA, especially the hair and body. I don't what know else, maybe Bishop and Michael Biehn. Dude reminds me of some hybrid of comedian Rich Hall and William Sanderson.

I have to wonder if behind the scenes the engineers able to do way more explicit images with faces that are like deep fakes.
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Re: David Cronenberg's Galaxy of Flesh (1985)

Nah, fuck this AI generated trash.
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Re: David Cronenberg's Galaxy of Flesh (1985)

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Nah, fuck this AI generated trash.
I both appreciate it, and feel the same as you.

Some day it will come to pass that we discover humanity is also AI and then it will all be cool again, I think.
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Re: David Cronenberg's Galaxy of Flesh (1985)

The cyberpunk in me is absolutely fascinated by AI art, so I don't have the same kind of instinctive revulsion to it that many do.

Hollywood actually makes a lot of movies this way, anyway, taking bits and pieces of this and that, creating a homogenized, test-marketed product that appeals to the lowest common denominator of the mass audience.

I actually sort of long for the day when AIs can generate customized movies for us. So I could just to an AI, tell it I want an Indiana Jones movie that features the Orient Express, the Terracotta Army, Mount Everest, and the abominable snowman starring Harrison Ford and Annette Bening. And it custom creates that movie for me.
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Re: David Cronenberg's Galaxy of Flesh (1985)


Originally Posted by philo
Check out the recent NYTimes article on the imagined Jodorowsky's TRON. Uncanny jawdropping images. It's really extraordinary what these programs can generate.
The lightcycles leave a little to be desired, but the rest is interesting!





Edit: Found this:


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