June 18, 2011


The Atrocity Exhibition (JG Ballard and the Motorcar) [1970]
Duration: 17 minutes

Directed by Harely Cokliss

Features JG Ballard talking about some of the ideas which would coalesce into his novel Crash, published in 1973. Intercut with footage of test motor crashes and Ballard himself are semi-dramatised scenes with actress Gabrielle Drake. Remarkably effective and disturbing.