Top, screen capture from Dead Ringers, 1988, directed by David Cronenberg. Bottom, screen capture from A Zed And Two Noughts, 1985, directed by Peter Greenaway.
If you haven’t seen them both, you’re missing out- On the commentary track for A Zed & Two Noughts, Peter Greenaway talks about meeting with David Cronenberg at whatever film festival, (I assume it must have been Toronto ‘86, on or around September the ninth- shortly after I was conceived, natch) and described how Cronenberg had a million questions for him about the thematic content and aesthetics of his movie. He then went on to say that when he saw the premiere of Dead Ringers two years later, (I would guess at Toronto, September eighth, 1988- two days before the premiere of his Drowning by Numbers) he thought, paraphrasing of course, that Dead Ringers had more successfully addressed the questions he himself posed in Zed. Twin films.
Top, screen capture from A Zed And Two Noughts, 1985, directed by Peter Greenaway. Bottom, screen capture from Dead Ringers, 1988, directed by David Cronenberg.
See also, David Cronenberg x Sarah Charlesworth.
Crash- J. G. Ballard