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Crash

The movie Crash was based on the book Crash.

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Movie details for Crash

The movie was released in 1996. Crash was produced by New Line Home Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Holly Hunter, James Spader, Rosanna Arquette, Boyd Banks, Nicky Guadagni, Yolande Julian, Judah Katz, Elias Koteas, Peter MacNeill, Jordan-Patrick Marcantonio, Markus Parilo, Alice Poon, Ronn Sarosiak, John Stoneham Jr., Cheryl Swarts and Deborah Kara Unger.

 

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Adapted from the controversial novel by J.G. Ballard, Crash will either repel or amaze you, with little or no room for a neutral reaction. The film is perfectly matched to the artistic and intellectual proclivities of director David Cronenberg, who has us... Read More
Adapted from the controversial novel by J.G. Ballard, Crash will either repel or amaze you, with little or no room for a neutral reaction. The film is perfectly matched to the artistic and intellectual proclivities of director David Cronenberg, who has used the inspiration of Ballard's novel to create what critic Roger Ebert has described as "a dissection of the mechanics of pornography." Filmed with a metallic color scheme and a dominant tone of emotional detachment, the story focuses on a close-knit group of people who have developed a sexual fetish around the collision of automobiles. They use cars as a tool of arousal, in which orgasm is directly connected to death-defying temptations of fate at high speeds. Ballard wrote his book to illustrate the connections between sex and technology--the ultimate postmodern melding of flesh and machine--and Cronenberg takes this theme to the final frontier of sexual expression. Holly Hunter, James Spader, and Deborah Unger are utterly fearless in roles that few actors would dare to play, and their surrender to Cronenberg's vision makes Crash an utterly unique and challenging film experience. It's rated NC-17, so don't say you weren't warned! --Jeff Shannon

Book details for Crash

Crash was written by J. G. Ballard. The book was published in 1973 by Vintage Books. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

J. G. Ballard also wrote Empire of the Sun (1984).

 

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The cult status of Crash has intensified since its original publication in 1973, making it a classic of underground literature. In this hallucinatory novel, the car provides the hellish tableau in which Vaughan, a ‘TV scientist’, experiments w... Read More
The cult status of Crash has intensified since its original publication in 1973, making it a classic of underground literature. In this hallucinatory novel, the car provides the hellish tableau in which Vaughan, a ‘TV scientist’, experiments with erotic atrocities among crash victims, each more sinister than the last.