RIDLEY SCOTT’S BLADE RUNNER: THE MAKING OF A SCI-FI CLASSIC

2018-02-02T10:39:07-08:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , , , , , , |

Interviews with screenwriters Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, industrial designer Syd Mead, production designer Lawrence C. Paull and director Ridley Scott. Articles & Interviews by Randy & Jean-Marc Lofficier for Starlog magazine, November 1992 issue.

THE SACRED AND THE PROFANE: EXAMINING THE RELIGIOUS SUBTEXT OF RIDLEY SCOTT’S ‘BLADE RUNNER’

2018-02-21T09:54:31-08:00 January 24th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , |

Ridley Scott's film "Blade Runner" is rooted in the myths and legends of Western culture and draws on a number of genres including film noir and science fiction. Central to the plot, though, is the Genesis story of the creation and fall. Gravett examines the religious subtext of the film, and discusses Deckard and Roy Batty's relationship in terms of the biblical story of Jacob and Esau.

BLADE RUNNER (1982): PRODUCTION DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY [American Cinematographer]

2018-01-18T15:38:18-08:00 January 18th, 2018|Categories: INTERVIEWS|Tags: , , |

“Films usually attempt to do the future by presenting a rather bleak, pris­tine, austere, clean look. It could go that way, but I’ve got a feeling it’s going to go the other way.” Ridley Scott is discuss­ing his approach in directing Blade Runner, a detective thriller set forty or fifty years in the future.

BLADE RUNNER – Review by Michael Dempsey [Film Quarterly]

2018-02-02T01:47:49-08:00 August 14th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

by Michael Dempsey In director Ridley Scott’s $30-million noir thriller, Blade Runner, set in Los Angeles 36 years from now, sophisticated new robots known as “replicants” have drastically narrowed the gap between humans and machines. Prize creations of the cadaverous, ironic Dr. Eldon Tyrell and his superconglomerate, they not only [...]

BLADE RUNNER’S MOVING STILL – Essay by Elissa Marder

2017-07-27T10:01:40-07:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , |

by Elissa Marder In the decade that has elapsed since Blade Runner's first commercial release, Ridley Scott’s 1982 science-fiction film has been retroactively hailed as one of the most powerful and influential examples of cinematic postmodernism.1 Despite the fact that Blade Runner has achieved almost canonical status in the annals [...]

BLADE RUNNER: 21ST CENTURY NERVOUS BREAKDOWN. INTERVIEW WITH RIDLEY SCOTT

2017-07-05T14:39:57-07:00 July 4th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , |

by Harlan Kennedy Do Androids dream of electric sheep? Do Northumbrians dream of eclectic myths? Every so often the British cinema hatches a mold-busting filmmaker, and the world stops, looks, and listens, aware that an accident has happened in the process of Nature. Ridley Scott, Northumberland-born and 41, has made [...]

DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? by Phillip K. Dick

2017-05-08T09:23:40-07:00 October 8th, 2016|Categories: LITERATURE|Tags: , , , |

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Phillip K. Dick TO MAREN AUGUSTA BERGRUD AUGUST 10, 1923 — JUNE 14, 1967 AND STILL I DREAM HE TREADS THE LAWN, WALKING GHOSTLY IN THE DEW, PIERCED BY MY GLAD SINGING THROUGH. Yeats AUCKLAND A TURTLE WHICH EXPLORER CAPTAIN COOK GAVE TO [...]