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Crash In this book which includes a new interview with Ballard who wrote the book on which the film was based Sinclair explores the temporal loop which connects film and novel and asks uestions such as to what extent is Crash a premonition of some of the remarkable media events of recent times In the BFI MODERN CLASSICS series

4 thoughts on “Crash

  1. says:

    Overwrought and no where NEAR as smart as it thinks it is this is a poor bookIt would have benefited if Sinclair had not spent only 30% of the book actually talking about Crash instead of examining Ballard's other works and forays into TV and independent features Remember what your book is meant to be about Mr SinclairIf you're expecting a deep and heavy analysis of Cronenberg's Crash you WON'T find it hereA complete let down

  2. says:

    Poetnovelistessayistfilmmaker Iain Sinclair in his BFI Film Classics book about David Cronenberg's Crash takes a imaginative literary approach than the academic analysis film criticism andor journalism favored by most of the other writers in the series Sinclair absorbs Cronenberg's 1996 adaption of JG Ballard's 1973 novel into his own and Ballard's interests in the connections between the occult psychogeography the suburbs cars and car crashes airports celebrity sexuality and art as a premonitory force and the life and work of Ballard as a whole including every Ballard television and film adaptation up to the date of publication It's fascinating stuff but Cronenberg's film makes only brief but important appearances Sinclair is interested in Ballard than in Cronenberg while I'm the opposite

  3. says:

    It's interesting in that it examines the work of CRASH as a whole both Ballard's novel and Cronenberg's film but it's not nearly as smart nor as successfully academic as it believes it is which makes large chunks of it extremely tiresome

  4. says:

    A rhapsodic meditation on the mythology of Crash in its entirety

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