'Revolutionary' special effects
It's a minor quibble, I realize, but there was a comment in another thread saying the "special effects were revolutionary," as well as several comments to that effect in other threads.
So... probably 98% of the special effects used were simply to put Jeremy Irons in the same scenes with himself. Someone mentioned this was incredible for 1988. Has no one seen The Parent Trap?? That was 1961, a full 27 years prior, and Disney managed to pull off the same effects flawlessly.
Don't get me wrong, I love Cronenberg, and this was an interesting flick. But please, don't pretend to be knowledgeable about films if you don't have the actual oh, I don't know, KNOWLEDGE to back it up.