black holes and gray matter. in one thousand tangos.

             

“The simplest and most radical thing that Ridley Scott did with Blade Runner was to put urban archeology in the frame. I hadn’t been obvious to mainstream American science fiction that cities are like compost heaps — just layers and layers of stuff. In cities, the past and the present and the future can all be totally adjacent. In Europe, that’s just life — it’s not science fiction, it’s not fantasy. But in American science fiction, the city in the future was always brand-new, every square inch of it.”

— William Gibson, on Blade Runner [petervidani]

“The simplest and most radical thing that Ridley Scott did with Blade Runner was to put urban archeology in the frame. I hadn’t been obvious to mainstream American science fiction that cities are like compost heaps — just layers and layers of stuff. In cities, the past and the present and the future can all be totally adjacent. In Europe, that’s just life — it’s not science fiction, it’s not fantasy. But in American science fiction, the city in the future was always brand-new, every square inch of it.”

— William Gibson, on Blade Runner [petervidani]

Philip K. Dick's letter to Blade Runner's production company after catching his first glimpse of the movie during a television program. He passed away just 5 months later, 4 months before the movie was released. (transcript at letters of note; via yewknee)
"I did not know that a work of mine or a set of ideas of mine could be escalated into such stunning dimensions. My life and creative work are justified and completed by BLADE RUNNER."

Philip K. Dick's letter to Blade Runner's production company after catching his first glimpse of the movie during a television program. He passed away just 5 months later, 4 months before the movie was released. (transcript at letters of note; via yewknee)

"I did not know that a work of mine or a set of ideas of mine could be escalated into such stunning dimensions. My life and creative work are justified and completed by BLADE RUNNER."

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