Curtain Call no image

Published on July 17th, 2012 | by RLn Staff

0

Get On the Trailer: Cosmopolis

Trailer Review: Cosmopolis
Opening August 17, 2012
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche

Drawing from Marxist theory, economist Joseph Shumpeter popularized the concept of creative destruction which argues that capitalism is dependent upon a continuing cycle of death and rebirth. Drawing from novelist Don Delillo’s dyspeptic take on venture/vulture capitalism, director David Cronenberg presents a vision of the near future in which the world is on the brink of economic collapse. From the safety of his techno-sarcophagus limousine, billionaire Eric Packer, played by the laconic Robert Pattinson, trolls the global markets and the streets of New York for opportunities. He sees the world he’s had a hand in destroying through tinted glass and only interacts with actual people when it’s in his interest. Empty by design, Cronenberg’s avatar of creative destruction continually devours the world in search of profits, but he hungers for more than mere consumption. Numb to the pain of destruction he inflicts upon the world, Packer creates fleeting feeling for himself in pushing the limits of his own survival. With nothing new to consume, Packer feasts upon his ruination.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3ZmIwteUAY&version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0]

Tags: , , , ,


About the Author



Leave a Reply

Back to Top ↑
  • Like Us On Facebook!

  • The Guide to Fine Dining

    The Guide to Fine Dining
  • Calendar

    June 2015
    S M T W T F S
    31

    Category: ArtVarnette Honeywood

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: ArtLong Beach Museum of Art Auction XVI

    Category: Community5th Annual Spring Garden Tour and Wine Tasting

    Category: EntertainmentClay Jenkins Ensemble

    1

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    2

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    3

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: CommunitySan Pedro Kiwanis Club

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    4

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: CommunityFarmer’s Market

    Category: ArtFirst Thursday Artwalk

    Category: CommunityNight at the Aquarium

    Category: CommunityOpen Mic Nite

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    5

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: ArtFirst Thursday Artwalk

    Category: CommunityHidden in Plain Sight: Day of Remembrance of Those Lost to Trafficking

    Category: EntertainmentDead Man’s Party

    Category: EntertainmentPiano Nights with Rob Klopfenstein

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    Category: EntertainmentL.A.vation U2 Tribute Band

    Category: EntertainmentTaiko Center of LA

    6

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: Art7th Biennial Mid-City Studio Tour

    Category: CommunityFiesta Corazón del Puerto

    Category: ArtForgetting the Future - Entropy In the Reflective Age

    Category: EntertainmentHydrogen Jukebox

    Category: CommunityPacific Islander Festival

    7

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: CommunitySan Pedro Shred: Festival of Skate 2015

    Category: Art7th Biennial Mid-City Studio Tour

    Category: CommunitySummer Concerts by the Sea

    Category: EntertainmentHydrogen Jukebox

    Category: CommunityPacific Islander Festival

    8

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    9

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    10

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: TheaterLA Film Fest

    Category: CommunitySan Pedro Kiwanis Club

    Category: Community28th Annual ILWU/Propeller Club Seafood Fest

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    11

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: TheaterLA Film Fest

    Category: CommunityFarmer’s Market

    Category: CommunityOpen Mic Nite

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    12

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: TheaterLA Film Fest

    Category: EntertainmentPiano Nights with Rob Klopfenstein

    Category: TheaterReel Rock Films: Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    13

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: TheaterLA Film Fest

    14

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: TheaterLA Film Fest

    Category: CommunitySummer Concerts by the Sea

    15

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: TheaterLA Film Fest

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    16

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: TheaterLA Film Fest

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    17

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: TheaterLA Film Fest

    Category: CommunitySan Pedro Kiwanis Club

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    18

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: TheaterLA Film Fest

    Category: CommunityFarmer’s Market

    Category: CommunityOpen Mic Nite

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    19

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: EntertainmentPiano Nights with Rob Klopfenstein

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    20

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    21

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: CommunitySummer Concerts by the Sea

    22

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    23

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    24

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: CommunitySan Pedro Kiwanis Club

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    25

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: CommunityFarmer’s Market

    Category: CommunityOpen Mic Nite

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    26

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: EntertainmentPiano Nights with Rob Klopfenstein

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    27

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    28

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: CommunitySummer Concerts by the Sea

    Category: TheaterPick of the Vine-Season 13: Private Lives

    29

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    30

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    1

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: CommunitySan Pedro Kiwanis Club

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    2

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: CommunityFarmer’s Market

    Category: ArtFirst Thursday Artwalk

    Category: CommunityOpen Mic Nite

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    Category: TheaterPick of the Vine-Season 13: Private Lives

    3

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

    Category: ArtFirst Thursday Artwalk

    Category: EntertainmentPiano Nights with Rob Klopfenstein

    Category: TheaterAbigail/1702

    4

    Category: ArtMOLAA Presents Fantastic Mexico

    Category: TheaterTE San Pedro Rep’s Celebration Series

  • Take a Trip to Havana

    Take a Trip to Havana
  • Join the RLn Network

    Subscribe Today:


    Options


  • Get Home Delivery!

    Get Home Delivery!
  • Reset The Net: Protect Your Privacy

    Reset The Net: Protect Your Privacy