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Encyclopedia > Fast Company (1979 film)

Fast Company is a 1979 film by Canadian director David Cronenberg. It stars William Smith, John Saxon and Claudia Jennings. 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... David Paul Cronenberg (born March 16, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian horror and science fiction film director, who has also worked as an actor. ... William Smith (born 1934) is an American actor. ... There have been at least two prominent Americans in the 20th century named John Saxon: John Saxon (actor) (b. ...


Fast Company is the story of a dragster racing driver (Smith) and his villainous manager (Saxon). The film brought Cronenberg into contact with cinematographer Mark Irwin, art director Carol Spier, sound editor Bryan Day, and film editor Ronald Sanders, all of whom became regular crew members on his films. Drag racing is a form of auto racing in which cars attempt to complete a fairly short, straight and level course in the shortest amount of time. ... A cinematographer (from cinema photographer) is one photographing with a motion picture camera. ... Art director in the hierarchical structure of a movie art department, the Art Director works directly below the production designer and a large part of their duties include the administrative aspects of the art department. ... In radio, film, and television, the sound editor deals with the mixing, adjusting and fixing the soundtrack. ... A film editor is a person who practices film editing by splicing separate takes into a coherent film. ...


Although Fast Company - an all-action, non-horror, non-psychological B-movie - remains an anomaly in Cronenberg's filmography, it has never lost its place in the affections of its director, who is an enthusiast of cars and their machinery ("something I get very metaphysical and boring about") and sometime racer. The term B-movie originally referred to a film designed to be distributed as the lower half of a double feature, often a genre film featuring cowboys, gangsters or vampires. ...



Movies by David Cronenberg
Transfer | From the Drain | Stereo | Crimes of the Future | Shivers | Rabid | Fast Company | The Brood | Scanners | The Dead Zone | Videodrome | The Fly | Dead Ringers | Naked Lunch | M. Butterfly | Crash | eXistenZ | Spider

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Fast Company (1979 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (236 words)
Fast Company is a 1979 film by Canadian director David Cronenberg.
Fast Company is the story of a dragster racing driver (Smith) and his villainous manager (Saxon).
Although Fast Company - an all-action, non-horror, non-psychological B-movie - remains an anomaly in Cronenberg's filmography, it has never lost its place in the affections of its director, who is an enthusiast of cars and their machinery ("something I get very metaphysical and boring about") and sometime racer.
Hollywood and Society; enclyclo art [encl] - Title (5538 words)
Whereas some films from the silent and early sound era presented poverty and social struggle from progressive perspectives sympathetic to the poor and oppressed, many films focused on the rich and celebrated wealth and power, serving as advertisements for the consumer society and the ruling elites.
Western films, for example, assured its audiences that "civilization" could be maintained in the face of threats from criminals, outsiders, and villains of various sorts, and celebrated individualism, white male authority figures, and violence as a legitimate way of resolving conflicts.
Thus, analyzing the connection between film and society requires a multidimensional film criticism that situates its object within the context of the social milieu within which it is produced and received.
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