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Recursive and self-reflexive patterns in David Cronenberg’s Videodrome and eXistenZ
Steffen Hantke

Videodrome , with its disturbance of clear cognitive categories, makes its consumers susceptible to political manipulation (Renn is being ‘programmed’ as an assassin by having a tape inserted into his body), in eXistenZ it is designed to enable collective hallucination. While Videodrome argues for a rending of the perceptual veil, eXistenZ recognises that the technology, as

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