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5.0 out of 5 stars Cronenberg, Irons tour-de-force, 14 April 2004
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This review is from: Dead Ringers [VHS] [1989] (VHS Tape)
'Dead Ringers' may indeed be David Cronenberg's best film. Jeremy Irons performance is truly extraordinary. As for not being able to tell the difference between the two brothers, I could sense immediately which brother was which by simple body language and how each brother carried himself. Which is a testiment to the subtlties of Iron's acting, that he could make you believe he was two different people at the same time on screen. This belief was also helped by the amazing motion control camera sequences which allowed Irons to "act with himself" in the same frame. The clean perpendicular lines of the twins' appartment was especially chosen to make it easier to cut the film together.
Viewers should be warned beforehand that 'Dead Ringers' is not a horror movie, it's more of a psychological character study. The twin brothers have an unusual gendered relationship. Elliot as the suave unfeeling male who's "no good with the serious ones" and Beverly, with the girl's name, as the the sensitive, caring female. Soon they come to realize that they are one physical entity, forever separated as two physical beings.
In talking about the film Cronenberg has said that men have proven to be much more squeamish about this film than women as lying on the gynecological chair is an experience that many women have gone through. Yet many men have no idea what it's like. Cronenberg was fascinated by these doctors who knew more abaout their patients than their husbands did.
The only drawback about this whole project is that the marvellous soundtrack is not available anywhere!
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Initial post: 15 Mar 2011 23:18:40 GMT
happy gerbil says:
In commenting on this "review" I would just say the following.... I may not be as eloquent as our resident Barry Norman wannabee, but men being more squeamish about this film? Oh dear - try telling that to any pregnant woman who has seen it.
God, how I despair of would-be critics who intellectualise about stuff about which they know little or nothing. Have you a theory on the structure of the surgical instruments? Thought not. Yet it's a key issue.
Why should viewers be warned that this is not a horror movie? How pompous a comment is that, making an assumption that if a film has the Cronenberg stamp it's automatically a gore fest. Well, Mister, it's no gore fest but that doesn't make it any less of a horror movie. In fact, that leads me to my final observation, which is that while you have been pontificating, you have actually missed the point of a very well-crafted, well acted, sharply observed, disturbing HORROR MOVIE.

Twins....gotta love 'em.
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