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This review is from: Naked Lunch [DVD]  (DVD)
This film is immense in all aspects. The film starts with a conversation in a restaurant, about the ability of writing, and whether revising your words or writing in the moment, without addition, is the way to write an honest portrayal of ones abilities. The main character Peter Weller has given up on writing to become a bug killer. He seems to become delusional about the idea of writing, and sees his passion as something that only comes naturally from an influence in a cock tail of drugs and later his infatuation on his sub-conscious desire in homosexuality. To deal with his state of being and to continue his endeavour to write he derails from reality. With these drugs he creates a mind boggling hallucination that he masters as reality and portrays as a mission in which he is an agent reporting the situation as it happens.
It is difficult to see just what is reality and what is fantasy in this film. There are so few hints to the real life scenario that it is hard to grasp the it all; really you only know that it is conclusively glorified. On top of the crazy drug infatuated hallucination, he is been manipulated and or been taken advantage of; it is difficult to see exactly how and where, as near all the conversations seem like delusional jargon between completely delusional people. Who ever they are, they certainly want him to write and in that take drugs.
This is the first David Cronenberg film I have seen. And it is absolutely amazing. It is a must see for anyone that enjoys the quirky darker side to film. I rank this up there with David Lynch and his wild side.