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Sean Young’s Blade Runner Polaroids


My amazing girlfriend, who works for a certain unnamed airline, told me about an article she read in that airline’s magazine about actress Sean Young’s Polaroid’s taken on the Blade Runner set. Being a huge fan of Ridley Scott’s adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s seminal novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? I had to see what this was all about. Below (and above) are a few of my personal favorites and a link to Sean Young’s full collection. They’re not anything spectacular in the grand scheme of things but for a fan of Blade Runner they’re interesting.
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The Terminator and Technology (part 2)


My friend Justin claims Terminator 2: Judgment Day is really the story of a boy teaching a robot how to love. I feel he’s correct but it’s akin to saying the moral of Forest Gump is that he only had sex once. Aside from its obvious intention – making more money – Terminator 2 is a great continuation of the themes explored in the 1984 original. A few days ago I wrote an article about the original Terminator, discussing the technological implications of the film and how certain concepts from it have come to pass (click here to read that article). While nuclear annihilation hasn’t occurred (and its actual arrival is always questionable) humanity’s submission to our technological masters is well under way; Terminator 2 is just another example of how those who create new technologies aren’t the best candidates for determining its implications.
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This week in my world…

Here’s my lazy man post for the day (since I’ve been writing my thesis for the most part and haven’t had time to write anything else). Normally when writing I loathe a quiet room but I can’t really listen to music because it’s distracting; instead I throw on a movie that I’ve seen a million times and just let it run, maintaining a low drone in the background. Lately it’s been Blade Runner, a film I feel is one of the best science fiction films of the 20th century (followed only by Verhoeven’s science fiction trinity and possibly Escape From New York). While I’ve been paying little attention to the dialogue, the music by Vangelis is a great writing soundtrack. I know it’s hypocritical since I don’t like listening to actual LP’s or CD’s while writing, but the music from Blade Runner is working very well.

In honor of Vangelis’ contribution to my academic progress, here’s my favorite part of his score. Enjoy and have a good weekend.

By the way, if you live in the Orlando area come and check out my bands this weekend and on next Wednesday. The information is below:

Saturday, March 19, 2011: New Man with The Wonderers at Devaney’s Pub. Corner of Goldenrod and University in Winter Park, Florida. Show starts at 10pm and is free to anybody 21 and up.

Wednesday, March 23, 2001: Weedeater with Zoroaster, Junior Bruce, and Sterile Prophet at Backbooth. On Pine Street right off Orange in downtown Orlando. Show starts at 8pm and is open to anybody 18 and up. $10 in advance/$12 day of show.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

The second Indiana Jones film from 1984 was my favorite as a child. It’s violent, exciting, and the only film of the original trilogy not dealing with Christian mythology. On this adventure Jones, accompanied by singer Willie Scott (Kate Capshaw) and the adolescent Chinese street urchin Short Round (Ke Huy Quan), travel from Shanghai to India, landing in a desolate village. Here they learn the Thugee cult – a secret Hindu cult worshipping Kali – has kidnapped the village’s children and taken their religious Sankara stones. The trio head to Pankot palace, the suspected site of Thugee activity, and engage in an action-packed adventure. Eventually Indy and company save the day, liberate the enslaved children, and return one of the stones to the remote village. Indy kisses the girl and they all live happily ever after. Continue reading