June 1982 Pt 2

Greetings, loyal minions. Your Maximum Leader commends to you the second part of Movie Guy Steve’s post on June 1982. This part contains his review of one of your Maximum Leader’s all-time favorite movies, Blade Runner.

One day, perhaps, your Maximum Leader will muse on Blade Runner. He doubts that he could do better than so many others. But, he may just choose to add his voice to the chorus.

BTW, Professor Mondo (unintentionally probably) is touching on this little meme in his post On Movies and Suction. In the post he posits that 1939 is likely the best year for films in the history of film. It is compelling to think about. Your Maximum Leader admits that until just now he’d never thought of it.

Your Maximum Leader isn’t sure that he’d be willing to put 1980 as the year that even “good” movies started to suck. But now that the Professor mentions it, your Maximum Leader will have to start thinking about it…

Carry on.

1 Comment »
Polymath said:

I wore out my VHS copy of Blade Runner - even in that tiny, low-res format, it is a thing of beauty. The whole project was amazing, from the cast, art direction and design, lighting, music…I am hard pressed to think of a film that comes close to its impact as an overall work of art. Ridley Scott could have retired right after the post-production wrap party.

A few years ago, Blade Runner was re-released in a “director’s cut,” which left out the Deckard voice-over. In this version, one is left wondering whether Deckard may or may not be a replicant as well, which I found intriguing.



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