videodrome vs Tetsuo, the iron Man and Eraserhead

Many critics have noted some crucial similarities between the films of Cronenberg, Tsukamoto and Lynch. here are some scenes from Videodrome, Tetsuo, the Iron Man and Erasurehead.

Cronenberg’s Videodrome

Tsukamoto’s tetsuo: the Iron Man.

Lynch’s Erasurehead

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2 Responses to “videodrome vs Tetsuo, the iron Man and Eraserhead”

  1. Christine Kircos Says:

    I have not seen the latter two films in full, but I can make assumptions, as to possible connections. From these clips and lecture, there seems to be a clear indication of a connection between the organic and the man made, or the machine. The Videodrome clip seems to be hyper-sexualized, as discussed in class. This is as the gun could be interpreted as the phallic. Maybe all of these films are attempting to make a statement about the destructive and impactful nature of technology. The statement appears to be that it is being intertwined with humanity and that human beings are highly affected by its presence in the world. The technology is superseding the power of human and people are not in control.

  2. Wesley Pritchard Says:

    “The technology is superseding the power of human and people are not in control.”

    I think that is the key idea right there. These technologies, particularly in Videodrome, subverse human free-will and authority. The “fleshgun” in Videodrome is an example of this. The gun is a phallic symbol yes, but it is also very unnatural and forced. It connotes rape and therefore, the loss of free-will.

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