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Village 8 Louisville Exclusives presents 'Cosmopolis' [Movies]
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I love David Cronenberg. I truly do. His films are twisted, bizarre, and a lot of fun. Crash

is a favorite; this isn't the 2005 Oscar winner, but an exploration of sexual deviancy through the eroticism of car wrecks, and a metaphor for humanity's obsession with technology.

Videodrome

question's humanity's obsession with violence and the media in the form of a sickening body-horror; sixteen years later he made

eXistenZ

, which, though unrelated, makes for a very interesting companion piece.

I could go on, but we are concerned today with his new film

Cosmopolis

, which is especially exciting because it is based on a novel by Don DeLillo (currently this writer's favorite author). Normally one who loves a book is wary of any sort of film adaptation, in fear of inadequate translation. The beauty of DeLillo, though, is the ideas presented in his novels, and Cronenberg has a skilled enough hand that one can presume only the best things for this film.

At its heart, the story behind

Cosmopolis

is quite simple. Robert Pattinson (who may actually have a promising post-

Twilight

career) stars as Eric Packer, a brilliant young billionaire who made his fortune trading on the yen. He wakes up in the morning and decides to get a haircut, and the narrative follows his adventures traveling through the city, his interactions with a stunning cast of characters, and encounters with an intensely relevant-feeling economic protest (especially impressive as the novel was written in the 1980s).

Cosmopolis

opens this weekend as the newest installment in the Village 8 Louisville Exclusive series. It is scheduled to run for one week, ending on Thursday, September 27 (but these things often get extended). Village 8 is located at 4014 Dutchmans Lane. Further theater information and showtimes can be found at the Village 8 website.

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There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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