Videodrome (1983) IMDb

Creators

David Cronenberg (writer-director).

Categorization

Obligatory reference point in any and every low-level academic discussion of the effects of moving pictures.

Subject

A cable TV operator looking for new programming finds something absorbingly radical.

Commentary

To my mind, that slap is one of the weightiest pieces of evidence for the accuracy of those ridiculous Freudian-Lacanian psychoanalytic theories of classical cinema, wherein Hollywood succeeds because it presents itself as an expression of the viewer’s own essentially sexual impulses.

References here: Open Your Eyes (1997).

fiction moving picture