A young Christian Bale as “Jamie” Ballard confronts the Japanese military in Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun (1987), based on J.G. Ballard’s autobiographical novel – arguably Spielberg’s best film.
James Spader and Elias Koteas in Crash (1996), David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Ballard’s novel of sexual/technological surrealism.
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I wrote about Ballard and some of the SF paperback covers he inspired here
Kim Morgan writes about the “unnervingly sexy” Crash here
David Hudson (The Daily) gathers other links and tributes here.