High Rise trailer

“Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during the previous three months.”

I’m really looking forward to the upcoming film version of J.G. Ballard‘s High Rise. The novel was written in 1975, two years after Crash and documents the descent of an ultra-modern self-contained ’70s tower block into barbarism. As with Crash it explores societal fetishisation of technology and has a rather detached protagonist with a hint of Luke Reinhart‘s The Dice Man about him. As when Ballard’s at his best the concepts and concerns are recognisably contemporary or science-fictional, even while their treatment isn’t.

The film by Ben Wheatley (dir. A Field In England) stars man-of-the-moment Tom Hiddleston, Elisabeth “Peggy from Mad MenMoss, James “Marc Antony off RomePurefoy as well as Reece Shearsmith in a supporting role. It’s been showing at festivals since last year and goes on general release in the UK on March 18th.

Advertisements

One Comment Add yours

  1. Da22 says:

    Looks like my kind of film, thanks for the heads up

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s