Another bombshell I missed over the weekend: the revelation of an unusual affinity I have with, yup, Nikki FInke. On Saturday she averred that David Cronenberg's "enigmatic adaptation of J.G. Ballard's Crash" is one of her "favorite motion pictures."
Wow. I would say that makes two of us, but every now and then I'm happy to learn that there's another soul out there, and another, and another, who refers to the Cronenberg film as "the real Crash." I remember when it first came out, I did an interview with Cronenberg for Premiere that largely focused on how thoroughly hated/misunderstood the picture was, turning off even some of the director's most loyal followers.
The revelation is interesting for a number of reasons, not least of which is that given how FInke gives the impression that she pretty much hates everything, it's always bracing to find out what she likes. The fact that this admission is placed at the head of what's essentially an advertisement for herself makes it even more delicious. BTW, the woman above is Deborah Kara Unger, in the film's very disarming opening scene. Just so you know.