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Encyclopedia > Spider (film)
Ralph Fiennes in Spider

Spider is a 2001 film by Canadian director David Cronenberg. It is based on the novel Spider by Patrick McGrath, who also wrote the screenplay. Spider (movie) Ralph Fiennes This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Spider (movie) Ralph Fiennes This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... David Cronenberg at Cannes 2002 David Paul Cronenberg (born March 16, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian film director and occasional actor. ... DeFoes Robinson Crusoe, Newspaper edition published in 1719 A novel (from French nouvelle, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... Patrick McGrath (born February 7, 1950, London) is a British novelist whose work has been categorized as gothic fiction. ...


The film premiered at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, and enjoyed significant awards-buzz before being dumped into a few theaters at the years' end by its distributor, Sony Pictures Classics. Nonetheless, the film enjoyed much acclaim by critics and especially by Cronenberg enthusiasts; indeed, the film garnered only one award - but an important one - at the Canadian Genie Awards: Best Director. The Palais des Festivals in which the festival takes place. ... Sony Pictures Classics is the specialty films division of Sony Pictures. ... The Genie Awards are given out to recognize the best of Canadian films and television, by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. ...


The stars of the film, Ralph Fiennes and Miranda Richardson were laden with a multitude of foreign honours (particularly Richardson), but both missed out on the chance of receiving Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress respectively, after a poor marketing campaign from Sony Pictures. Ralph Fiennes in Spider Ralph Nathaniel Fiennes (pronounced Raif Nathaniel Fines, born December 22, 1962) is an Oscar nominated English actor. ... Miranda Richardson at the 1992 Golden Globe Awards, where she won Best Actress for her role in Enchanted April Miranda Richardson (Born 3 March 1958, in Southport, Lancashire) is a British actress, commonly regarded as one of the finest acting talents of her generation, and noted for her distinctive ability... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...

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Plot summary

Spider is an exploration of the mind of a schizophrenic and the story is told through the eyes of a son whose father murdered his mother and replaced her with a prostitute. Gradually, it is revealed that memory and reality can be pliable, unstable concepts and that events might not have unfolded as first appeared. The mind is the term most commonly used to describe the higher functions of the human brain, particularly those of which humans are subjectivel // holaMedia:Example. ... Schizophrenia is a psychiatric diagnosis denoting a persistent, often chronic, mental illness variously affecting behavior, thinking, and emotion. ... Prostitution is the sale of sexual services (typically manual stimulation, oral sex, sexual intercourse, or anal sex) for cash or other kind of return, generally indiscriminately with many persons. ... Memory is a function of the brain: the ability to retain information. ... Reality in everyday usage means everything that exists. ... A concept is an abstract, universal idea, notion, or entity that serves to designate a category or class of entities, events, or relations. ...


Cast

Ralph Fiennes in Spider Ralph Nathaniel Fiennes (pronounced Raif Nathaniel Fines, born December 22, 1962) is an Oscar nominated English actor. ... Miranda Richardson at the 1992 Golden Globe Awards, where she won Best Actress for her role in Enchanted April Miranda Richardson (Born 3 March 1958, in Southport, Lancashire) is a British actress, commonly regarded as one of the finest acting talents of her generation, and noted for her distinctive ability... This article is about the Irish actor. ... Lynn Rachel Redgrave (born March 8, 1943 in London, England) is a British–American actress born into the famous acting Redgrave family. ...

Additional Information

  • Running time: 98 Minutes

A screenplay or script is a blueprint for producing a motion picture. ... Patrick McGrath (born February 7, 1950, London) is a British novelist whose work has been categorized as gothic fiction. ... A film producer oversees the making of movies. ... David Cronenberg at Cannes 2002 David Paul Cronenberg (born March 16, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian film director and occasional actor. ... Executive producer is a role in the entertainment industry that is sometimes difficult to clearly define. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Cinematography. ... Peter Suschitzky (born July 25, 1941) is a Polish-British cinematographer, born in Warsaw to fellow cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky. ... A film editor is a person who practices film editing by assembling separate takes into a coherent film. ... Designer is a broad term for a person who designs any of a variety of things. ... Yarkand ladies summer fashions. ... Designer is a broad term for a person who designs any of a variety of things. ... Denise Cronenberg is a costume designer. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Howard Shore Howard Leslie Shore (born October 18, 1946) is a Canadian film composer. ... One half of a bronze mold for casting a socketed spear head dated to the period 1400-1000 BC. This article is about the manufacturing process. ...

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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 | A History of Violence

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Spider (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (263 words)
Spider is a 2001 film by Canadian director David Cronenberg.
The stars of the film, Ralph Fiennes and Miranda Richardson were laden with a multitude of foreign honours (particularly Richardson), but both missed out on the chance of receiving Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress respectively, after a poor marketing campaign from Sony Pictures.
Spider is an exploration of the mind of a schizophrenic and the story is told through the eyes of a son whose father murdered his mother and replaced her with a prostitute.
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