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'I met J.G. Ballard around the time David Cronenberg’s film of CRASH was released at a book signing in New York City. Ballard said he loved the film. Then he talked about the author’s preface in the French edition of CRASH, stating that writing the book was a highly moral and healing process for him. He said he received a letter from Jean Baudrillard who wrote that, on the contrary, CRASH was "a psychopathic act of anger and violence against humanity.” Then Ballard winked at me and said, “And you know, he was right.”'

-- Mark Gross, comment on Dave Kehr's blog

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supergee
Apr. 5th, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
I am amazed at the paucity of feminists saying that CRASH represents male sexuality.
randy_byers
Apr. 5th, 2012 10:38 pm (UTC)
And now I've got "Warm Leatherette" going through my head (the Grace Jones version).
kim_huett
Apr. 6th, 2012 10:31 am (UTC)
The film was released at a book signing? Man, Ballad be a crazy man.
randy_byers
Apr. 6th, 2012 02:56 pm (UTC)
The Ballad of the Bard: Ballard!
mcjulie
Apr. 6th, 2012 05:28 pm (UTC)
I love Ballard. My favorite story of his is "The Voices of Time."
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