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Crash : David Cronenberg's post-mortem on J.G. Ballard's 'Trajectory of fate' / Iain Sinclair.

Crash : David Cronenberg's post-mortem on J.G. Ballard's 'Trajectory of fate' / Iain Sinclair.
Sinclair, Iain, 1943-
London : BFI Pub., 1999.

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Cronenberg, David, 1943-
128 p. : ill. (some col.); 19 cm.
"David Cronenberg's Crash (1996) brought down a storm of controversy and opprobrium when it was first screened in London. And yet it's a cool, controlled, formal film, unsensational, more analytic than titillating, a brilliant expose of modern pathologies. It has almost none of the violence and explicit sexual content of the J.G. Ballard novel from which it is adapted. What is the relationship between Cronenberg's film and Ballard's book? And, further back, what is the relationship between Ballard himself and the character 'James Ballard' in Crash?" "In this book, which includes an exclusive and revealing interview with Ballard, Iain Sinclair explores the uncanny temporal loop which connects film and novel."--Jacket.
Series Statement
BFI modern classics
Uniform Title
BFI modern classics
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 128).
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
1. Novel as Audition Piece -- 2. Liquid Mirror: Ballard Dissolves to Cronenberg -- 3. The Other Crash Films -- 4. Cronenberg's Crash -- 5. White Nights on the Bauhaus Balcony -- 6. J.G. Ballard and James Ballard -- 7. Atrocity Exhibitions -- 8. The Trajectory of Fate.
  • 44732493
  • SCSB-11871306
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Harvard Library