21 Oct 2014

David Cronenberg - award-winning film director's first novel

From Nine To Noon, 10:06 am on 21 October 2014
David Cronenberg

Award-winning Canadian film director and screenwriter, David Cronenberg. Photo: Caitlin Cronenberg

Canadian award-winning film director and screenwriter, David Cronenberg's films are often shocking and confronting, but he tells Kathryn Ryan on Nine to Noon that:

If I actually saw violence on the street it would terrify me, but when you are making a movie it’s play, it is like children playing, you have a sense of control and experimenting with things that you would perhaps not want in your actual life.

David Cronenberg’s  body of film work frequently traverses controversial and alarming subject matter, with movies including: Dead Ringers, The Fly, Videodrome, Naked Lunch, Crash, Spider and more recently, The History of Violence and Eastern Promises.

He has branched out from film and screenwriting with his debut novel. Consumed  is about two stylish and tech-obsessed people who are not only lovers but competitors. The plot is extensive, covering off 3-D printing, North Korea, the Cannes Film Festival, cancer... and much more.

David Cronenberg talks to Kathryn Ryan.