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Klawans on Cronenberg's At the Suicide of the Last Jew in the World in the Last Cinema in the World

From Nextbook, Stuart Klawans‘ “Endgame” considers a 2007 David Cronenberg short: “[A]t the broadest base we define ourselves as a touchy people, a people constituted by our touchiness. Why, I can’t imagine; but listen now to the words of a Jew, who at most times would not bother to call himself one: My parents were secular. I was never bar mitzvahed. At a very early age, I decided I was an atheist, and I still am. I don’t feel the need to involve myself with the traditions of Judaism. In fact, I’m rather anti-religious. . . . I wasn’t hiding my Jewishness. It just never seemed to be an issue. But when I started to make this little short, suddenly, it was. It was provoked by what’s going on in the world right now. The pronouncements of various Islamic leaders about how nice it would be to kill all the Jews in the world—you know, like the Hezbollah leader. I thought, “Well, what if that would happen? How would that happen?” The lights go down; the movie starts…” Cronenberg’s contribution to Chacun son cinéma:


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