Spider (film)


Spider (film)

Infobox_Film
name = Spider


caption = "Spider" film poster
director = David Cronenberg
producer = David Cronenberg
Samuel Hadida
Catherine Bailey
writer = Novel & Screenplay:
Patrick McGrath
starring = Ralph Fiennes
Miranda Richardson
Gabriel Byrne
movie_music= Howard Shore
editing = Ronald Sanders
distributor= Sony Pictures Classics (USA)
released=
runtime = 98 min.
country = Canada
language = English
imdb_id = 0278731
music = Howard Shore
awards =
amg_id =
budget = |

"Spider" is a 2002 psychological thriller directed by Canadian David Cronenberg and based on the novel of the same name by Patrick McGrath, who also wrote the screenplay.

The film premiered at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and enjoyed some media buzz; however, it was released in only a few theaters at the year's end by distributor Sony Pictures Classics. Nonetheless, the film enjoyed much acclaim by critics and especially by Cronenberg enthusiasts. The film garnered a Best Director award at the Canadian Genie Awards. The stars of the film, Ralph Fiennes and particularly Miranda Richardson, received several awards for their work in the film.

During a Question and Answer session at the Kodak Lecture Series in May 2005, Cronenberg revealed that neither he, Fiennes, Richardson, nor the producers received any sort of salary during the shooting of the film. All chose to waive their salaries so the money could be used to fund the under-funded production.

Plot

"Spider" is an exploration of a schizophrenic mind told through the eyes of a son who watches his father murder his mother and replace her with his mistress. Years later, the son, now a grown man, is released from a mental institution and begins piecing together his memories to recreate the fateful childhood event.

Central themes of the film include memory and the unreliability thereof.

Cast

*Ralph Fiennes as Dennis "Spider" Cleg
*Bradley Hall as Dennis "Spider" Cleg (Young)
*Miranda Richardson as Mrs. Cleg (Dennis' mother)
*Gabriel Byrne as Bill Cleg (Dennis' father)
*Lynn Redgrave as Mrs. Wilkinson
*John Neville as Terrence

Critical reception

On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, 85% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 126 reviews. [cite web|url=http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1120292-spider/ |title=Spider - Rotten Tomatoes |accessdate=2007-09-22 |publisher=Rotten Tomatoes] On Metacritic, the film had an average score of 83 out of 100, based on 35 reviews. [cite web|url=http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/spider |title=Spider (2002): Reviews |accessdate=2007-09-22 |publisher=Metacritic] It was voted for in the 2002 Sight and Sound Poll by Amy Taubin, who ranked it 10th. [ [http://www.bfi.org.uk/sightandsound/topten/poll/voter.php?forename=Amy&surname=Taubin BFI | Sight & Sound | Top Ten Poll 2002 - How the directors and critics voted ] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.spiderthemovie.com Official film site]
*imdb title|id=0278731|title=Spider
*rotten-tomatoes|id=1120292-spider|title=Spider
*metacritic film|id=spider|title=Spider
*mojo title|id=spider|title=Spider
*amg movie|id=1:265465|title=Spider


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