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    Quote Originally Posted by sufi View Post
    the grubby dystopia had been done endlessly, though perhaps less well, in countless other movies.
    e.g. Alien

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    According to the infallible Wikipedia, the look of Blade Runner was inspired in part by the Moebius illustrated 'Metal Huralnt' comic series:



    Sure you could do a whole thread on the influence of Blade Runner on jungle/DNB alone.

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    Yeah, visually (and sonically) Blade Runner is about as close to perfection as a movie gets, I think. Having Sean Young and Harrison Ford in the lead roles doesn't hurt, of course, on this front. I don't know if 'hardly any plot' is really fair - it's more that the plot is pretty straightforward (an enforcer of some kind on a mission to round up/kill a band of miscreants one by one - done a hundred times over in Westerns/cop films, of course) - and kind of secondary to the aesthetics and action.

    I'll be interested to see what they've done with the sequel, coming out later this year.

    We could probably have a whole thread about big-budget sci-fi films from, what, the late '70s up to the early '90s? RoboCop, Total Recall, The Abyss, all of that. Bookended by Alien and Terminator II, I guess (although luka would bitch because that timeframe excludes The Matrix, a.k.a. The Greatest Movie Of All Time). The period in which CGI started to come into its own, but before it totally took over.
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    great podcast on why Blade Runner is Francis Fukuyama's (author of The End of History and the Last Man) fave movie.
    https://soundcloud.com/newamerica/th...the-meaning-of

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    Watched Snowtown (2011) last night.

    Some seriously intense food chewing going on in that. Great film. Haven't quite seen a film with such a heavy lurking threat of raw violence since Nil by Mouth.

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    I've wanted to watch Snowtown for a while but I can't quite bring myself to. Stuff like that really gets under my skin. (No pun intended.)

    I can handle fictitious torture but knowing it's based on real events disturbs me. That's why I avoid rewatching 'Zodiac' even though it's one of my favourite films.

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    We could probably have a whole thread about big-budget sci-fi films from, what, the late '70s up to the early '90s? RoboCop, Total Recall, The Abyss, all of that. Bookended by Alien and Terminator II, I guess (although luka would bitch because that timeframe excludes The Matrix, a.k.a. The Greatest Movie Of All Time). The period in which CGI started to come into its own, but before it totally took over.
    Start one, then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    I've wanted to watch Snowtown for a while but I can't quite bring myself to. Stuff like that really gets under my skin. (No pun intended.)

    I can handle fictitious torture but knowing it's based on real events disturbs me. That's why I avoid rewatching 'Zodiac' even though it's one of my favourite films.
    I really rate Zodiac.

    I think it explores the passage from the good old days to the amorality of the 70's very very well. The cast is excellent too. Really one of my favourite films.

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