Posts Tagged ‘The Fly’

David Cronenberg, Knight

March 12, 2009

rabid1If you make enough movies with a) phallic slimy things in them or b) Viggo Mortensen, then you, too can win France’s highest honor. David Cronenberg has done both–indeed, some might argue that they are the same thing. And so it is that the French are awarding him the Legion d’Honneur. The Canadian director of The Fly and Eastern Promises joins an elite group that includes Gustave Flaubert, Akira Kurosawa, Satyajit Ray, and Celine Dion.