Catering to the Renters of Tomorrow
July 14, 2016
When High Rise, a 1975 novel by J.G. Ballard, was reinterpreted last summer as a movie, it was met with mixed reviews.
The story paints a grim picture of life in a futuristic (as envisioned in the 1970s), 40-story, luxury apartment building. The high-rise in this chilling thriller provides so many conveniences, there’s little reason to leave the property. Eventually, its residents become isolated from the outside world and each other, leading to disturbing events…