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David Cronenberg Brings His Debut Novel to Brooklyn

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The advance reviews for David Cronenberg‘s debut novel Consumed are impressive. And befitting the pedigree of the author, they come from such folks as Stephen King, J.J. Abrams and Viggo Mortensen.

Cronenberg will be in town tomorrow night for a free book signing and reading at St. Francis College in Brooklyn. The event, which is being co-presented by Book Court, starts at 7 p.m at Founders Hall. The filmmaker’s latest protagonists are, per usual, of the moment:

The story of two journalists whose entanglement in a French philosopher’s death becomes a surreal journey into global conspiracy.

Stylish and camera-obsessed, Naomi and Nathan thrive on the yellow journalism of the social-media age. They are lovers and competitors — nomadic freelancers in pursuit of sensation and depravity, encountering each other only in airport hotels and browser windows…

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Two Canadian Gals, One Erotic Literary Magazine

AdultCoverFounding editor Sarah Nicole Prickett, who bills herself as a “reactionary socialite who writes a lot,” moved to New York from Canada in 2012. Her partner in Adult crime and fellow Canuck, creative director Berkeley Poole, is by-day a designer for Visionaire and V magazine.

The pair recently held an official launch party for the first issue of Adult, due at select newsstands in mid-November, and T: The New York Times Style Magazine‘s Alainna Lexie Beddie was there. Thinking of Adult as “magazine” is perhaps a bit of an insult; it’s put together like an art book, with a retail price tag to match ($20):

Despite the “Not for sale to minors” disclaimer on its cover, Prickett isn’t shy about hoping the young and curious find it, even if they have to steal it. “I want to go on the record as being very pro-minors,” she said. “I love teen girls.”

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THR Features Editor Catches Up to Cronenberg

From where FishbowlLA sits, the Hollywood Reporter‘s Stephen Galloway patrols one of this town’s most enviable entertainment beats.

Tasked primarily with putting together long-lead, high word count profiles of show business luminaries for the trade’s weekly print edition, this executive editor, features seems about as far removed from the SEO trenches as possible. Although recent Galloway focus Avi Lerner didn’t too well with a Conan the Barbarian remake, chances are this week’s interview subject David Cronenberg will fare much better in the coming months with the Freud-Jung pic A Dangerous Method. In Toronto, the filmmaker told Galloway that on every one of his projects, there has always been at least one actor who gummed up the financing works. On Method, that madness came primarily from the camp of Christoph Waltz:

“Christoph [had] pursued the project,” Cronenberg explains. “He came to me to convince me to take him as Freud; his grandfather had been a pupil of Freud. [After] Inglourious Basterds, all the German money was built around him, and when he bailed, a lot of that money went as well.”

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Memo to Arnold: Your Comeback Project Should Be My Dinner with Siggy

At this point, there’s really only one person who can properly decipher the motives of our shamed ex-Governor and one-time box office king – his fellow Austrian Sigmund Freud. Of course, the real Freud died in 1939, but this is Hollywood, so the good news is there are any number of other Freud’s to choose from for a candid, heartfelt low-budget sit-down in the vein of My Dinner with Andre.

Too bad Viggo Mortensen is already taken as Freud, via David Cronenberg‘s upcoming drama A Dangerous Method. He would have been perfect.

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China Shreds Millions of Counterfeit DVDs

First off, we never knew that China had a government agency called the National Office of Eliminating Pornography and Illegal Publications. But it sounds about right.

Secondly, we would loved to have been a David Cronenberg fly on the wall at today’s DVD destruction as reported by LA Times Beijing correspondent Barbara Demick. Apparently, the Beijing affair was one of 31 such events held across the country today to show that China is serious about not permanently pissing off Hollywood. Writes Demick:

As the music switched from jazz to a marching anthem, officials filed onto a red-carpeted stage. In front of them were the condemned: thousands of pirated DVDs, most of them Hollywood fare, with Raging Bull, Kill Bill, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Jaws visible on top. Riot police in helmets stood guard.

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