Blade Runner has inspired much news as it has gradually increased
in popularity in the two decades since its release. This interest
continues to escalate with the forthcoming Special Edition DVD release
later this year. Over the years, there have been many excellent
articles about Blade Runner, the background to the movie, the troubles
making it, the questions posed in it and of course its increasingly
prophetic nature. I have collected here a list of the best of the
articles either about or related to Blade Runner.
Please note that reviews, analysis
and interviews are separated out into
their own pages.
Mellorman has some interesting photos
of Japan from his 2003 trip there to share with us.
Daryl Hannah recreates her role as Pris in Entertainment Weekly,
23 May 2003 - reviewed
The Directors: Ridley Scott - a television programme on his films
with special Blade Runner contribution by Harrison Ford - reviewed
BR2: The Replicants Within - a short film by Harris Pozderac
that follows the tale of the Sixth Replicant - reviewed
Patrick shares his experience of the New
York SF Convention 2002 including Blade Runner 20th anniversary
screening with presence of Rutger Hauer and Joe Turkel.
Kermode - "Lost like tears in rain" (External
The presenter of the documentary "On the Edge of Blade Runner"
discusses the clash of egos that went into the making of Blade Runner
and subsequent issues.
My Own Private Tokyo by William Gibson (Sep 2001) (External
Gibson revisits Tokyo after the Bubble and gives his own special
view of where the Japanese are now. More Blade Runner than Blade
Runner in some ways!
Aztec the owl
A few notes on the owl who is definitely not artificial.
Imagining the Future
czf attended this conference in November 2001, with virtual presence
by Arthur C. Clarke and a panel of eminent bio and computer technologists.
The famous futurist and inventor, Ray Kurzweil wrote us a personal
Why the Future Doesn't Need Us (Apr 2000)
You MUST read this! It is about the future of robots, genetic engineering
and nanotech and how the human race may be affected and is absolutely
essential reading. Also check out the follow-up
story in July.
enjoy these articles and do drop me
a line if you have any corrections, changes or new stuff to
add or you would like to contribute an article yourself.