The Groundbreaking Japanese Electronic band, Yellow Magic Orchestra
, has been mentioned
on the Blue before
, and, not too long ago, the band’s most famous album, Solid State Survivor, was noticed as something every science fiction fan should listen to
(#98 on list).
But if one really wants forward looking and innovative it is worth taking a closer look at the career of YMO’s most prolific member, Ryuichi Sakamoto. [more inside]
posted by sendai sleep master
on Aug 9, 2012 -
In 1999, 23-year-old singer-songwriter Bree Sharp
recorded "David Duchovny
," a fangirl ode to the male star of The X-Files
. After the demo tape proved popular in Duchovny's trailer, two X-Files
assistants created a celebrity-filled music video as a gag for the show Christmas party. A grainy bootleg of the video quickly went pre-Youtube-viral among X-Philes. Twelve years later, a high-definition version of the "David Duchovny" video sees daylight for the first time
. [more inside]
posted by nicebookrack
on Jun 10, 2012 -
2019: A Future Imagined
- A short film were Syd Mead, designer and concept artist (probably most notable for for his work on Blade Runner
“reflects upon the nature of creativity and how it drives the future.”
posted by fearfulsymmetry
on Dec 8, 2010 -
In 2007, City officials convened a group of stakeholders, including representatives of taxi drivers, owner and passengers, to create a set of goals for the next New York City taxi cab, a project called the Taxi of Tomorrow.
posted by Joe Beese
on Nov 16, 2010 -
presents Blade Runner
. Secret Cinema is a growing community of all that love cinema, experience and the unknown. Secret audience. Secret locations. Secret worlds. The time is now to change how we watch films
. [more inside]
posted by Sailormom
on Nov 6, 2010 -
Behind the opening scenes of Blade Runner.
“Doug and his Entertainment Effects Group team created thousands of acid-etched brass miniatures lit from below with hundreds of bundles of fiber-optic lights, shot in forced-perspective through layers of smoke to create layers of light refraction, creating depth.” The first of a three-part series on the making of Blade Runner
’s unforgettable opening sequence.
posted by spitefulcrow
on Sep 12, 2010 -
goes to an discussion with 'Future Noir' author Paul Sammon... then this one
goes to a Q&A with 'BR' director Ridley Scott, talking about the upcoming re-release.
posted by Rajamadan
on Dec 8, 2007 -
on the meanings and significance of Blade Runner
. Interesting insights on particular scenes and quotes and how they are more relevant today than ever.
posted by stbalbach
on Sep 13, 2004 -
Do you want to explore that place of terror and wonder called Dystopia? Do you want to probe the dark depths of Metropolis, Brave New World, Nineteen Eighty-four, Blade Runner, Neuromancer and their likes?
A large site that verges on being one man's Magnificent Obsession with Dystopia. Don't let the awkward site navigation deter you from exploration.
posted by ashbury
on Dec 15, 2003 -
Dekard a Replicant
The fact that Ridley Scott felt it necessary to share this information totally ruined my day. Not because I ever thought that Dekard wasn't
a replicant, but because by the question remaining open it allowed one to take the film on so many more levels. Now he's just a robot. Thank you Ridley for clearing up all those annoying mysteries.
posted by captaincursor
on Jul 10, 2000 -