In this virtual exhibition, Balzer explains the many ways in which Cronenberg is a Canadian Icon, including his unique genre, Canadian funding, methodology and analysis of his films. There is a clear assessment of Cronenberg’s influence on Canadian culture which will help tremendously with our thesis that he was one of the first filmmakers in Canada to give the country a personality in what it creates.
Beard, W. (2015). The Artist As Monster: The Cinema of David Cronenberg. Toronto [Ont.]: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division.
This paper analyzed nearly even one of Cronenberg’s films focusing on the interpretation and themes that are common among them. This paper will be helpful when discussing hi works and relating them to everyone else’s piece.
Handling, P. (1983). The Shape of Rage: the films of David Cronenberg. Toronto, Canada: General Pub. Co.
This book analyzes Cronenberg’s work up until Videodrome. The author discusses how it fits into and subverts itself from tradition Canadian filmmaking of that time. The book also speaks about how the films were received by audiences, be it film critics or the public. The book will help with humanizing Cronenberg and giving a true to life interpretation of the works when they were completely different from anything before it.
The website explains the history of tax shelter films in Canada, their purpose, and the influence of them within Canadian Cinema. Since David Cronenberg relied on this heavily, it is important that an in-depth knowledge of the subject is had.
Riches, S. (2012). The Philosophy of David Cronenberg. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky.
This paper analyzes the philosophies explored in David Cronenberg’s films, including the human condition, morality, and the self. This is a staple of his work and will need to be addressed as it comes up in nearly every piece of his work.