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Naked Lunch (1991)


Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director David Cronenberg and actor Peter Weller Rating:7.7/10 (11 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Cubist on March 1st, 2005:Find all reviews by The Cubist
Cronenberg has always provided thoughtful, informative tracks and this one is no different. For those not familiar with Burroughs’ life or his body work, both he and Weller go into great detail about how the film is a pastiche of prose and real life incidents. Of interest to fans, the insect motif that is so prevalent in the film was Cronenberg’s idea and not one of Burroughs’ preoccupations, but he felt that it kept true to the spirit of the book. This track is a good listen for the uninitiated, confused by all of the surreal imagery, and for the hardcore fan, with the in-depth discussions of all things Burroughs.
Reviewed by demtation on April 22nd, 2009:Find all reviews by demtation
I was unfamiliar with Burrough's body of work, so this commentary was very helpful to me in understanding the source material. Cronenberg is very soft spoken and and assured about his craft, speaking at length to motivations, creative and pragmatic decisions. Weller is enthusiastic about playing material creatively near to his heart. Both are philosophical and obviously very committed to this project, which makes for a compelling commentary.
Reviewed by Mr Bungle on May 28th, 2015:Find all reviews by Mr Bungle
Superb commentary from two true artists!