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David Cronenberg’s Novel Mantra for Cosmopolis? Let It Express Itself
Experimental exercises like Don DeLillo’s fiction work just fine on the printed page, where the stories can be given enough white space to breathe freely. But they are harder to pull off in movie form. Still, Cronenberg remained extremely loyal to the source text.
“It’s different if I’m writing something original, but when I’m adapting these novels I’m attracted to them for what they are, not how I’m going to squish them,” Cronenberg told Wired by phone. “For me, the process is to, quoting Cosmopolis’ doctor, ‘Let it express itself.’ He was talking about a pimple on Packer’s back, but that could be my mantra for any adaptation: Let it express itself.”
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