August 22, 2011 § 1 Comment
From the New York Times comes this tantalizing update on Ridley Scott’s forthcoming “Blade Runner” movie. Apparently we can’t call it a sequel, because it might not be.
Who cares whether the new movie is set before or after the original? Just make it, and we’ll come out for it.
May 11, 2011 § 1 Comment
When I wrote about the film “Blade Runner,” just over a year ago (https://underthehollywoodsign.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/blade-runner-nearly-three-decades-later-how-a-masterpiece-of-production-design-left-its-mark-on-los-angeles/), I never imagined it would be the most-read post on my blog, with 7,332 hits to date. After all, Under the Hollywood Sign mostly explores Hollywood history, particularly that of Beachwood Canyon, and has a largely local following. Yet week after week, people all over the world with no apparent connection to my documentaries or to Beachwood find my blog by typing blade runner in a search.
Therefore, I’m announcing a contest: send your critical essays (700-1000 words) on “Blade Runner” to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Blade Runner Contest” in the heading. I’ll publish the winning entry on this blog; the writer will get an interview and a free DVD of “Under the Hollywood Sign.” Deadline: June 15th, with the winner announced June 20th.
“Blade Runner” Three Decades Later: How a Masterpiece of Production Design Left Its Mark On Los Angeles (and Vice Versa)
April 18, 2010 § 31 Comments
A version of this article appears–along with new, unpublished essays–in my new eBook, “On Blade Runner: Four Essays.” It can be purchased for $4.99 at:
Other eBook sellers that have it include Amazon, Kobo, Baker and Taylor, Copia, ebookpie and Scribed.