“Cosmopolis” was a welcome break from Cronenberg’s string of previous Harlequin Romances. It was timely the year it came out, too, especially here in Montreal right in the middle of the violent “Red Squares” student protests. I worked current events into my review, quoting audience members I overheard in the washroom after the screening saying they were gonna wave dead rats around during the Red Squares just like the protesters do in the movie. My second-to-last Motion Picture Purgatory for The Montreal Mirror before the plug got pulled on the free weekly. I’d like to throw a dead rat at whoever was responsible for THAT. Original print header (referencing star Robert Pattinson’s purported actual olfactory eccentricities): “Lifestyles of the Rich & One-PerSCENTers (pee-yew)!”
Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Includes three items total: The pencil art preliminaries, the original finished B&W inks (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back), & a color newsprint tear-sheet (or B&W gray tones, depending on when it came out) from where it was originally published. Postage & framing not included. To see full-sized image, click on image to open in a new window & use magnify function. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.