David Cronenberg on J. G. Ballard

Director of Crash reflects on the recent passing of novelist J. G. Ballard
David Cronenberg
'Ballard was raised in Shanghai being driven around in Cadillacs and Packards. And when he came to England as an older kid, it was an alien place to him. He didn't know it at all. And I think that's in the book. When I read the book, I thought ... it certainly felt like North America. Because I guess he saw North America as a bit of future, not necessarily in a good way. A future in terms of what he called "the normalizing of the psychopathic."'

David Cronenberg, interviewed in The Toronto Star
Film director David Cronenberg speaks to his local newspaper The Toronto Star about J. G. Ballard and his adaptation of Crash. You can read the interview here.