David Cronenberg Videodrome 1983
The clip Opening titles from Videodrome (1983) . Powered by: Anyclip. any moment from any film.
The clip Civic TV from Videodrome (1983) . Powered by: Anyclip. any moment from any film.
the one you take to bed with you.
Max, it's that time again:
time to slowly, painfully ease yourself back into consciousness.
No, I'm not a dream,
although I've been told I'm a vision of loveliness.
Who told you that?
I'm nothing less than your faithful girl Friday, Bridey James,
here with your wake-up call of today, which is Wednesday the 23rd.
You got that?
Wednesday the 23rd.
And I have a message.
Remember your meeting this morning at 6:30...
with Shinji Kuraki of Hiroshima Video.
This meeting is to take place at the Classic Hotel,
And needless to say, it's your first of the day.
Don't you know anyone who works 9:00 to 5:00?
Over and out, Commander.
Civic TV, the one you take to bed with you.
The clip The Rena King Show from Videodrome (1983) with Lally Cadeau. Powered by: Anyclip. any moment from any film.
even if you've been doing it all your life, don't you think?
Oh, yeah. Oh, for sure.
'Course, that's part of the excitement of it.
Want a smoke?
Max, just relax.
And now here it is: The Rena King Show.
And this afternoon, Rena's guests are Max Renn,
controversial president of Channel 83, radio personality Nicki Brand...
and media prophet Professor Brian O'Blivion.
Take it away, Rena.
your television station offers its viewers...
everything from soft-core pornography...
to hard-core violence.
Well, it's a matter of economics, Rena.
We're, uh, small. In order to survive, we have to give people...
something they can't get anywhere else,
and, uh- and we do that.
But don't you feel such shows contribute...
to a social climate of violence and sexual malaise?
And do you care?
Certainly, I care.
I care enough, in fact, to give my viewers a-
a harmless outlet for their fantasies and their frustrations.
As far as I'm concerned, that's a socially positive act.
What about it, Nicki? Is it socially positive?
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Well, I think we live in overstimulated times.
We crave stimulation for its own sake.
We gorge ourselves on it.
We always want more, whether it's tactile,
emotional or sexual, and I think that's bad.
Then why did you wear that dress?
It's very stimulating, and
and it's red.
You know what Freud would have said about that dress.
And he would've been right. I admit it.
I live in a highly excited state of overstimulation.
Listen, I'd really like to take you out to dinner tonight.
You're beautiful in that dress. What do you think?
The clip Professor O'Blivion from Videodrome (1983) . Powered by: Anyclip. any moment from any film.
do you think erotic TV shows and violent TV shows...
lead to desensitization, to dehumanization?
The television screen has become the retina of the mind's eye.
That's why I refuse to appear on television,
except on television.
Of course, O'Blivion is not the name I was born with.
That's my television name.
Soon all of us will have special names,
names designed to cause the cathode ray tube to resonate.
Yes, I am, actually.
I am very interested.
Nicki, is Max Renn a menace to society?
I'm not sure.
He's certainly a menace to me.
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When does the plot, uh, start to unravel here?
I mean, who is this black guy? Is he a political prisoner?
There's no plot.
It just goes on like that for an hour.
Goes on like what?
We never leave that room.
It's a real sicko.
For perverts only.
It's absolutely brilliant.
I mean, look, there's almost no production costs.
You can't take your eyes off it. It's incredibly realistic.
Where do they get actors who can do this?
Oh, help me. I think he wants it.
It's worth checking out.
Did you have any trouble locking onto it this time?
Not after I realized the Malaysia delay was a plant.
It's not coming from Malaysia?
You cannot fool the Prince of Pirates for long.
Harlan, where is it coming from?
That's in the U.S.A.
Get professional help.
The clip Nicky's show from Videodrome (1983) . Powered by: Anyclip. any moment from any film.
But it's not me.
It's my sister.
It's not your sister. It's you, lover.
Can't ya tell? Isn't that why you called me?
You want help. You need help.
You're going insane. I can hear you disintegrating while you talk to me.
I've got your number, haven't I?
I hate my sister.
I don't want to. It's ripping me up inside.
But I do. I do.
Will you call our Distress Center?
Will you call the CRAM Distress Center?
They'll tell you where to get help, lover,
and you need it.
You need it now.
I will. I will.
Oh, thank you, Nicki.
We'll return to Nicki Brand...
and the Emotional Rescue show in just a moment.
This is CRAM in Toronto, and we've got the weather for you.
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Max, thank God. Masha Borowczyk has been in your office for an hour.
What were you doing last night? Didn't you get my message?
I don't think I'm ready for this.
Cigarette. Office. Masha. Go.
All right. Masha.
She's hot to trot
I call it...
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did you ever think...
of producing your own show?
I could be your agent,
I could sell subterranean for you everywhere.
No, I don't have the temperament.
But if you did,
what kind of show would you do?
I mean, for the subterranean market.
Would you do... Videodrome?
The clip Nicki wants to audition from Videodrome (1983) with James Woods. Powered by: Anyclip. any moment from any film.
I'm goin' away tomorrow for two weeks...
Don't stay in the sun too long. I hear it's bad for the skin.
Oh, come on.
Isn't that where they make Videodrome?
I'm gonna audition.
I was made for that show.
Nobody on Earth was made for that show.
Hey. Listen to me.
Listen to me.
I want you to stay away from it.
Those mondo weirdo video guys, they've got unsavory connections.
They play rough, rougher than even Nicki Brand wants to play.
Do you understand me?
Sounds like a challenge.
Got a cigarette?
It's not a challenge.
I swear. You know, in Brazil, Central America, those kinds of places,
making underground video is considered a subversive act.
They execute people for it. In Pittsburgh, who knows?
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The clip A warning from Videodrome (1983) with Lynne Gorman, James Woods. Powered by: Anyclip. any moment from any film.
Do you have a hangover?
No. Stayed up late watching TV.
Did you get in touch with our friends in Pittsburgh?
In a way. At a distance.
Videodrome is something for you to leave alone.
It is definitely not for public consumption.
Channel 83 is a little small to be considered public.
It is still too public. Do you understand me?
No. What's the punch line?
I think it's dangerous, Max.
Why? It's Mafia? They do business.
No, no. It's more, um- How can I say?
More political than that.
Come on, Masha. What are we talkin' about?
What you see on that show,
it's for real.
It's not acting. It's... snuff TV.
I don't believe it.
The clip Information about Videordrome from Videodrome (1983) with Lynne Gorman, James Woods. Powered by: Anyclip. any moment from any film.
So... don't believe.
Why do it for real? It's easier and safer to fake it.
Because it has something...
that you don't have, Max.
It has a philosophy, and that is what makes it dangerous.
There must be a name.
Give me a name I can talk to. Masha, Masha, you know me.
I stay away from the scary stuff.
you are going to have to be nice to me for this.
We can take a shower together, anytime you say.
I'm sure you would be very beautiful,
but, uh, you're a little older than I prefer.
Sell me a name,
and I'll make Apollo and Dionysus part of the package.
That hurts me, Max.
Hey, the world's a shithole, ain't it?
That is the only name I have to give.
Professor Brian O'Blivion.
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Wait, where you goin'? Come back here.
Hey. Hey, buddy. Got a fag?
Are they goin' in now?
Got a cigarette?
Gotta have a smoke and a cup of coffee.
Wait a minute.
They don't serve coffee there. They just serve piss water.
I don't need to put up with this shit. I'm a young woman.
Take a good look at me. I'm a good-lookin' woman. I got nice tits.
Hello. Move along.
Move out of my way!
Hello. Straight down the hallway.
Keep on. Straight down the hallway.
Keep going, keep going.
Come on. Step along.
The clip Bianca O'Blivion from Videodrome (1983) . Powered by: Anyclip. any moment from any film.
I'm Max Renn. I, uh- I run Civic TV.
I did a panel show with Prof. O'Blivion. The Rena King Show.
Oh, yes. You said some very superficial things.
Violence, sex, imagination, catharsis.
My exact words.
What do you want?
I wanna talk with your father...
about a new twist in video that he may not be aware of.
I love the view.
You look like them, like one of Father's derelicts.
Think it's a style that's coming back.
In their case, Mr. Renn, it's not a style.
It's a disease forced on them by their lack of access to the cathode ray tube.
You think a few doses of TV are gonna help them?
Watching TV will help patch them back into the world's mixing board.
And I guess you encourage Father's derelicts to make home movies?
The world's mixing board?
Prof. O'Blivion sends video letters all over the world.
Is the Professor here?
I am my father's screen.
Once you've told me what this visit is all about, he may choose to send you a cassette.