An interview with Geena Davis

24 April 2010

On screen she’s dated an insect, been haunted by the living, driven into the Grand Canyon, discovered her inner assassin and been president of the United States of America.

She is one of the stars of the new Australian film Accidents Happen and when I spoke to her on Friday 16 April 2010 we mostly talked about her roles in The Fly, Thelma & Louise and The Accidental Tourist.

The interview was then played the following day (Saturday 17 April 2010) on Film Buff’s Forecast on Triple R (3RRR 102.7):

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Later the same day I moderated a Q&A with Geena Davis and Accidents Happen director Andrew Lancaster at Cinema Nova. Some of the highlights are in this video:

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Book review – The Artist as Monster: The Cinema of David Cronenberg

20 September 2002

Beard, William, The Artist as Monster: The Cinema of David Cronenberg, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2001

William Beard’s extensive critical analysis of the cinema of David Cronenberg considers Cronenberg as a filmmaker with a strong authorial voice whose films make up a powerful body of work containing very specific re-occurring themes, attitudes and style. From Videodrome (1983) onwards Beard identifies the main theme of Cronenberg’s films as an existential-romantic ideal of “a pathfinding, transgressive [male artist/creator] figure delving into hidden or repressed realms where others do not wish to go”. (257) 

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