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Dead Ringers ~ Visual Index

If you haven't been playing along with the Hit Me With Your Best Shot series, the idea is simple: a film is selected by your host (c'est moi, Nathaniel). Then he and any blogger who would like to join in watch the film do so and write up their choice for "best shot". It's a way to celebrate and mimic the collaborative beauty of motion pictures.

"You've cured me!"

This week's topic is David Cronenberg's 1988 masterpiece Dead Ringers (1988) which is a troubling complex movie and one that demands repeat viewings. I like it more each time I see it. We chose it for three reasons: first, it needs a bigger audience as one of the finest films of the 1980s; second, we like to correct Oscar wrongs in our imaginations and this film, which received zero nominations, deserved at least a handful of them and; third, this film plays a key role in "The Desiring Image", the first book written by our friend and brilliant critic Nick Davis.

After the jump see The 13 Best Shots from the film...

Thanks to our fabulous blog brothers (and sisters) for their fine pieces on Dead Ringers (1988). Click on any of the 14 images to probe the article featuring it!

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What's your favorite shot in this brilliant sick film?

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Reader Comments (2)

This is giving me life right now! All of these shots are great...such a wonderful visual spectacle!

July 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

Andrew thanks for commenting. It was looking so lonely. I'm off to read your article now that I've finally posted mine. :) I've read 3 articles now and loved them all. click. click. click.

July 11, 2013 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

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