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I, Cronenberg

So it’s finally October and I’m looking forward to posting all sorts of bloody and terrible horrors to the blog this month. Let’s kick things off with one of my favorite film directors, and a number of screenings and events coming up in Nashville. David Cronenberg’s cinema is full of profoundly disturbing explorations of spirit [...]

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Monster Maker

Little Big Man, The Godfather, The Exorcist, Taxi Driver, Scanners, Amadeus — the makeup and practical effects of master artist Dick Smith have made some of American cinema’s scenes, characters and stories come to life with thrilling realism and to chilling affect. Smith started out in TV, but his work in film literally created modern [...]

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