M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Communication
Empire of the sun (Motion picture); Crash (Motion picture : 1996); Ballard; J G; 1930-2009 Film adaptations; Ballard; J G; 1930-2009 Empire of the sun; Ballard; J G; 1930-2009 Crash; Film studies; Literature; Communication
This study examines primarily the adaptations of J. G. Ballard's novels Empire of the Sun and Crash, directed respectively by Steven Spielberg and David Cronenberg. An overview of the production histories, the contrasts between the films and their source texts, and the reception by audiences, as well as Ballard himself are addressed. In addition, the study examines lesser-known/less available adaptations of Ballard's writing, specifically Sam Scoggins' take on The Unlimited Dream Company, Solvieg Nordlund's adaptations of "The Low-Flying Aircraft" and "Thirteen to Centaurus," Jonathan Weiss' The Atrocity Exhibition, as well as looking ahead to the Ben Wheatley-helmed High-Rise currently in production.
Stalcup, Scott R., "Empire of the scene : film adaptations of the novels of J. G. Ballard" (2015). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 2859.
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