HIGH RISE (2016)

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HIGH RISE (2016)

Post by Wallace on Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:32 pm

Who would like a review of this adaptation of J.G. Ballard's novel?

(I promise not to ask you to eat my shit, but sucking my cock will not be out of the equation.)
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Re: HIGH RISE (2016)

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Re: HIGH RISE (2016)

Post by Wallace on Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:02 pm

Very well. I will cut youse all a deal:
You DO NOT have to suck my weiner off. (Although I can't rightly see wot would put you off sucking my nethers.)


Who now wants a review?
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Re: HIGH RISE (2016)

Post by Tippu Tip on Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:04 pm


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Re: HIGH RISE (2016)

Post by Wallace on Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:07 pm

Surely it is no great thing to see the two are connected: I give you a filling review and you fill your cheeks with my load.
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You ever read any Ballard, Tipps?
Very good writer. I'd like to see some of his early stuff ,like Atrocity Exhibition  or The Crystal World put to film, but so far they only did that shitty Crash thing.
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Re: HIGH RISE (2016)

Post by 13 Inch Barlow on Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:47 am

Ah dowl want to sook yaouw dick, Mr Wallace.
juss want to say dis:


I dent knoo this, but the'er is a Madonna song influenced by his early wonderful novel "the Drowned World". 
Hawkwind yav the "high-rise" track an' that (famous?) punk/no-wave track "Warm Leatherette" is Ballard-influenced also. (I ood fink frum the "Crash" short story frum "Atrocity Exhibition".
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Re: HIGH RISE (2016)

Post by Leroy Brown on Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:15 am

J G B  Is a very fine writer indeed, one of my favourites being....

Super Cannes.

If you liked Cocaine Nights you'll luv this mofos.
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Re: HIGH RISE (2016)

Post by Wallace on Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:50 pm

Strange that they should choose to make this film look like the 80s (cars are all chunkey & square, peeps using super 8 cammys on each other) since one of the "definitions" of "ballardism" is dystopean modernity.  (Another, according to Wiki, is "bleak man-made landscapes - the only landscape here is  the base of the high-rise which appears to be a gigantic concrete parking lot chock full of cars that do not move much (although there is a short few seconds showing the weak protagonist riding down some highway).
I'm guessing Ballard wrote this in the 80s, that is why  they are making it look so. Its an 80s looking future.

Nothing is explained  outside of the high-rise. Apparently the world outside has gone tits-up: the high-rise is a refuge for the rich ,but, in true Ballardian form , even here there is hierarchy: the richest living higher up and the "poorest lower-riche suffering the electrical failures,etc. first. On the very top lives "The Architect" (there first and determined to be the last to go down with the ship) Jeremy irons perfectly cast in this role.

There is a supermarket on the 15th floor and the spoilt-rich are given a primer on how to actually go shopping for themselves..
Jammy compares to Cocaine Nights cos these useless rich are in total decadent-mode even though everything around their lives is collapsing - the peaches in the supermarket have all gone to  mold.

So what you have here is what  consider the theme which links all Ballard's books (one which wiki seems to have ignored): how people behave when all order goes and society breaks down; the swift flaking-off of the thin veneer or humanity; the devolution to the primal.
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Post by Wallace on Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:52 pm

Cocaine Nights made me think of this:

there are not many that write with the decadence of Ballard.  Tanith Lee can be very decadent but not Ballardian.
There is however one writer whose name escapes me now.
I'm thinking of the book, "Virconian Nights".

Jammy?.....
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Re: HIGH RISE (2016)

Post by The Mad Piper on Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:02 pm

There is no explanation required Waldo......


Only the mongs would remain...society would revert back to the fukin sados like the Marcos Dunns n Permys of this world.

The fukin dreggs of social etiquette would remain with their shallow grasp of music and the arts.....

 A bloke that had thousands of quality prog fuzziness.....sells the lot
and then embraces the trance......wtf.
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Post by The Mad Piper on Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:16 pm

Wallace wrote:Cocaine Nights made me think of this:

there are not many that write with the decadence of Ballard.  Tanith Lee can be very decadent but not Ballardian.
There is however one writer whose name escapes me now.
I'm thinking of the book, "Virconian Nights".

Jammy?.....




Waldo....sure you aint thinking of Heliconia Nights............ Question

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Maybe not but........Its a fine trilogy.
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Re: HIGH RISE (2016)

Post by Wallace on Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:08 pm

Nope. Brian Aldiss.  I could not get thru that borin' buik.
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Post by Wallace on Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:11 pm

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alright - sword & sorcery, but its also dystopian.
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Re: HIGH RISE (2016)

Post by Wallace on Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:11 pm

Ever read Jack Vance, cocksucker?
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Post by Wallace on Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:24 pm

I forgot to say that the movie starts bang-off with our main man living hobo-like on the street playing vinyl on a high-end turntable through sphere-speakers (shown later on in the film as part of some rich nob's apartment.)

They don't explain where he is getting the power from.
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Re: HIGH RISE (2016)

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