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  • New Ballard Movie

    Can't find another thread about this, so for anyone that doesn't know:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0462335/

    Although I don't know if the high rise apartment building is still a symbol for much in America (we build sprawl and roads). Might still be in Britain and France? At any rate it should be a good movie - I've only ever seen Cube directed by Natali but I love that film.

  • #2
    I would only wish that this were the theme song for the movie.

    High Rise


    Flat block
    Of two dimensions
    Neon totem pole to the sky
    Keeping scores of people stacked up so high Above the ground
    But all they can hear is the sound
    Of the wind in the antennae
    It's a human zoo
    A suicide machine

    High rise
    Living in a high rise
    High rise
    Living in a high rise
    High rise
    Living in a high rise
    High rise
    All stacked up in a high rise block

    Childhood
    Of concrete cube shaped
    A flypaper stuck with human life
    Caged up rage
    Swarming all the time
    Tear out the telephones
    Rip up the pages of directories
    And wreck all these
    High speed lifts and elevators
    Be a sabotage rebel without a cause

    High rise
    Living in a high rise
    High rise
    Living in a high rise
    High rise
    Living in a high rise
    High rise
    All stacked up in a high rise block

    Starfish
    Of human blood shape
    Tentacles of human gore
    Spread out on the pavement from the 99th floor Well somebody said that he jumped
    But we know he was pushed
    He was just like you might have been
    On the 99th floor of a suicide machine

    High rise
    Living in a high rise
    High rise
    Living in a high rise
    High rise
    Living in a high rise
    High rise
    All stacked up in a high rise block

    Robert Calvert

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    • #3
      "High Rise" was also the inspiration for Judge Dredd's Megacity 1. Let's hope that this will bury memories of the ghastly film of that!
      \"...an ape reft of his tail, and grown rusty at climbing, who yet feels himself to be a symbol and the frail representative of Omnipotence in a place that is not home.\" James Branch Cabell

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      • #4
        Wasnt that Stalone?

        I was sort of hoping for some Hawkwind tunes in the Elric movie. But music is subject to so much fashion, even more than movies, so I'm not holding my breath.

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        • #5
          Ballard briefly discusses the proposed high rise film (and cube) in this interview: http://www.ballardian.com/rattling-o...lard-interview

          and there's more news about the film here: http://www.ballardian.com/vincenzo-n...rect-high-rise

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