Cosmopolis: Robert Pattinson’s Limo Ride As Epic Journey

David Cronenberg is no stranger to tricky adaptations — having previously filmed such allegedly unfilmable books as Naked Lunch, Crash, and Spider — so it’s interesting to see him be diligently faithful to source material. The incidents and dialogue in Cosmopolis come practically verbatim from Don DeLillo’s slim 2003 novel about a young asset manager’s surreal, Ulysses-like car ride across Manhattan — so much so that the film at times feels like an experiment, an exploration of how prose translates to film. That’s not to say the film is frivolous; indeed, it is one of the director’s better movies of recent years, even if it is occasionally maddening. Read More...


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