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HHHH (Sky Cinema Select, 5.25pm) A young Christian Bale stars in this wartime drama from Steven Spielberg, which is based on JG Ballard's semi-autobiographical novel.
Letters and papers from well-known authors such as Margaret Atwood, JG Ballard, Angela Carter, Iris Murdoch, Ben Okri and Fay Weldon, feature in the Granta magazine archive,which is comprised of around three-hundred boxes of material.
He then leads us on a tour of novels and eco-artworks, speculative architectural drawings and computer games, from the 19th century to the early 21st (JG Ballard features heavily, as does a lot of talk about 'poetics', 'sign' and suchlike), exhorting us that this is how our embattled world should think about the 'cities of the future'--be they submerged, floating or flying; up or down; ruined or recycled --as a scientific, liveable reality, not just artistic fantasy: 'to ground these imaginary cities in architectural practice', either through use of adaptive biological materials, 'dynamic coexistence', or repurposing of our waste products.
This features a trashed computer keyboard, a reflective mirror set within a Polaroid frame, a selection of different tape types, nail varnish and a few images of JG Ballard. It's an exploration of vanity.
Tom Hiddleston stars in Ben Wheatley's adaptation of JG Ballard's 1975 novel.
HIGH-RISE (15) HH HHH HIGH-RISE is an awkward yet stylistically sumptuous adaptation of JG Ballard's chilling 1975 novel, set almost entirely within a 40-storey monolith brutally forged in concrete and steel.
HIGH-RISE (15) HIGH-RISE is an awkward yet stylistically sumptuous adaptation of JG Ballard's chilling 1975 novel, set almost entirely within a 40-storey monolith brutally forged in concrete and steel.
Here's another novel described as "unfilmable" brought to the big screen, this time Ben Wheatley's take on JG Ballard's 1975 novel.
"Vengeance must always be profound and absolute," declares the film's archvillain, justifying the next 90 minutes of wanton collateral damage and workmanlike HIGH-RISE (15) HH HHH HIGH-RISE is an awkward yet stylistically sumptuous adaptation of JG Ballard's chilling 1975 novel, set almost entirely within a 40-storey monolith brutally forged in concrete and steel.
British director Ben Wheatley brings JG Ballard's 1975 blood-soaked, satirical sci-fi novel vividly to life.
Ben Wheatley's striking adaptation of JG Ballard's cult 1975 novel is a bold film, starring Tom Hiddlestone as the eligible Dr Laing in a class-driven tower block engulfed by anarchy.
The single is inspired by the late, great JG Ballard's short story The Life And Death Of God, the band explaining: "We're living in the Ballardian nightmare and there's so much doom and gloom around - his song is our perspective of a hopeful and optimistic future."
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