With the TIFF Bell Lightbox screening 2001: A Space Odyssey , and with Trumbull coming to speak at the Lightbox, Criticize This! got to chat with him about working with Kubrick, his amazing career, and his feelings on the current state of the special effects industry.
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The film depicts a dystopian Los Angeles in November 2019 in which genetically engineered organic robots called replicants – visually indistinguishable from adult humans – are manufactured by the powerful Tyrell Corporation as well as by other "mega–manufacturers" around the world. Their use on Earth is banned and replicants are exclusively used for dangerous, menial or leisure work on off-world colonies. Replicants who defy the ban and return to Earth are hunted down and "retired" by police special operatives known as "Blade Runners". The plot focuses on a brutal and cunning group of recently escaped replicants hiding in Los Angeles and the burnt-out expert Blade Runner, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who reluctantly agrees to take on one more assignment to hunt them down. - Wikipedia
John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss Twitter clients for the iPhone, iPad, Android, and Mac platforms, the new iPod nano and Apple’s product lines, the newly-released iOS 4.1, Blade Runner, and of course, Goodfellas.
June 29, 2007
25 years ago this week, Blade Runner debuted in American theaters. It was set in a Los Angeles of the future, but its portrayals of race and racism had plenty of resonance in 1982. Reporter Phillip Martin looks back on a classic of cyborgian social criticism.