Long Live David Cronenberg!


Same picture – different faces.

TIFF’s first major original exhibition, David Cronenberg: Evolution, parallels David Cronenberg’s evolution as a filmmaker with his longstanding fascination with the possibilities and perils of human evolution itself. The exhibition launched November 1, 2013 and will continue till January 19, 2014.

If you’re a big Cronenberg fan, you’ll be happy to know that the exhibition covers each of the prolific director’s films, from 1969′s Stereo to 2012′s Cosmopolis. Naked Lunch is well represented with sketches and props, like the typewriter bugs, a sexblob and a recreation of a mugwump at a bar, that guests are invited to pose with for photos.


typewriter bug

Typewriter bug from Naked Lunch

Fans of The Fly can see concept sketches of Jeff Goldblum’s transformation, as well as the original Telepod. For the later half of Cronenberg’s career, you can see the full body cast from Crash, and the costumes from the films Eastern Promises and A Dangerous Method.


Telepod from The Fly


Full body cast from Crash

It is a really cool exhibit and I encourage you to go and see it. If you don’t want to dish out the $15.00, go on a Tuesday – it is only $5.00 but must be purchased at the box office.

You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative.
~ Naked Lunch

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