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JG Ballard Skips Class

Author: • Jul 24th, 2005 •

Category: Ballardosphere, film, non-fiction

Excerpted from the Guardian, July 23 2005.

JG Ballard used to skip class to watch Michael Powell’s extravagant, unsettling postwar movies. They taught him all he needed to know about the art of storytelling…

JG BALLARD SAYS: “Films, like memories, seem to re-shoot themselves over the years, reflecting our latest needs and obsessions. In many cases they can change completely, and reveal unexpected depths and shallows. Will Four Weddings and a Funeral be seen one day as a vicious social satire? Could Jaws become as tearful and sentimental as Bambi? Could Crash be seen as a tender love story?”

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