David Cronenberg in One Shot

David Cronenberg in One Shot
One Shot is a series that seeks to find an essence of cinema history in one single image of a movie. When intellectualized and ruminated over, Othello’s fleshly passions change, moving from the physical to psychological across the play—hence the complaint of “a pain upon my forehead, here.” David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers (1988) marks a similar transition within his own filmography. Positioned in the middle of his career, the film casts a bridge between his early experiments in body horror and pulp kink-exploitation and his later, conceptual interests in the science and psychobiology of human beings. Dead Ringers participates in the lurid, sometimes troubling acts of violence with which Cronenberg first made his name: identical twin gynecologists Elliot and Beverly Mantle (freely derived from real-life twins Stewart and Cyril Marcus) trade turns in their seduction of an unsuspecting patient, Claire Niveau. But the film also faces in another direction,
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