Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back has been voted the greatest movie of all time in a poll conducted by the British film publication Empire Magazine. More than 250,000 film fans voted in this latest poll, resulting in a list of the 301 greatest movies of all time. When the poll was last conducted six years ago in 2008 with 10,200 voters, The Godfather took the top honors. This year the Star Wars sequel displaced the Francis Ford Coppola adaptation for the top spot. Who else did Empire Strikes Back beat for the top slot? How has the list changed in the last six years? Find out after the jump.
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In the history of movies, the list of films with essential, iconic and influential looks is short. Films like Metropolis, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and 2001: A Space Odyssey all instantly come to mind. On that list, too, is Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. The “future noir” aesthetic it helped pioneer over thirty years ago remains a standard in science fiction to this day.
That legacy makes it an absolutely perfect film to commemorate in an art show, which is exactly what the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, New York is doing this weekend. The Blade Runner art show is called Moments Lost – Music and Art Inspired by Blade Runner and is centered on a brand new album released by Analog Sweden. Fully funded through IndieGogo, the album is full of music inspired by and made with the same equipment Vangelis used to compose the score to the film. Each track also has an accompanying piece of art and those pieces, along with many more, will be on display beginning May 31.
Below, check out some of the gorgeous work in the Blade Runner art show and find out how you can attend. Read More »
One question has bounced around since the news of a new Blade Runner film was first announced: will Harrison Ford take part, or won’t he? Alcon Entertainment, which is producing the film, originally said “no.” Ridley Scott said at one point that he didn’t think Ford would star, but that he wanted him in the film. Now Alcon has made the the first half of a definitive statement by formally offering a role to Harrison Ford. The second half of that statement will be Ford’s acceptance, obviously. But Alcon is making enough of a big deal out of the offer that the company probably already knows his answer.
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Our friends at Blurpy have alerted us to Brian Taylor‘s awesome Ridley Scott movie poster print series. Taylor, who also goes by the nickname Candykiller, is a Scotland-based graphic designer and illustrator who has worked mainly at design and advertising agencies. Candykiller has released the first two prints for the movies Blade Runner and Alien, available for purchase on Big Cartel. He has also uploaded a preview of his poster for Legend, and I’m sure there will be more in this series. Check out the Candykiller Ridley Scott poster artwork after the jump.
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One of the few internet trends that constantly makes me smile is the one where people give 8-bit makeovers to well-known properties. Tron: Legacy and Watchmen are two of the many that come to mind. Now we have Blade Runner. The team at CineFix has taken the Ridley Scott 1982 classic and given it a distinct, Nintendo feel. Check it out below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, August 8th, 2013 by Angie Han
If the idea of a Taxi Driver 2 sounds stupid to you, know that Paul Schrader agrees. As a matter of fact, he thinks the concept pitched to him by Robert De Niro in the ’90s was “the dumbest idea that I’ve ever heard.” Also after the jump:
- Keanu Reeves offers a small Bill & Ted 3 update
- Sean Young calls for a Blade Runner 2 boycott
- James Cameron is finalizing multiple Avatar scripts
- Bravo kills development on their Heathers TV show
- Bruce Willis was too expensive for Expendables 3
- 300: Rise of an Empire gets rated R by the MPAA
- See an early version of the Fast & Furious 7 poster
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After a few years of fans getting understandably frustrated with an inability to get cool, pop culture posters from the likes of Mondo and Gallery 1988, things have begun to change. In the past year or so, many of these venues have begun offering timed editions. That means, for a certain period of time, anyone who wants to buy a poster can. The edition size is determined by how many people purchase. This decreases the collectibility (in some cases) but eases the stress of obtaining one, a trade-off many fans are more than happy to make.
The latest timed edition is from the Hero Complex Gallery and artist Craig Drake, a combo that has done this in the past. This time fans can choose not one, but two different versions of a piece called “Spinner” inspired by Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi classic, Blade Runner. (There’s a third version that is not timed, and very limited.) It’s on sale right now through July 7. Check out both images and more below. Read More »
The notion of a Blade Runner sequel wasn’t something a lot of sci-fi fans wanted to think about even before Ridley Scott made Prometheus. And now that we have that semi-prequel to Alien to take into account, it seems more than ever that Blade Runner might be better left alone.
The new film is happening, however, based on a first draft by Blade Runner writer Hampton Fancher. So let’s try to look on the bright side, shall we? How about considering what the newly announced rewrite screenwriter might bring to the table? Michael Green has been hired to script, and since he’s one of the credited writers on Green Lantern… oh, crap. Read More »
Just yesterday I said “Los Angeles film fans, April and May is a great time to live in the City of Angels.” There’s the Hero Complex Film Festival, EW’s CapeTown Film Festival, the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival and now Target Presents AFI Night at the Movies.
It’ll take place April 24 at the Arclight Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA and feature the following line-up:
- Kathy Bates presenting Misery
- Cher presenting Moonstruck
- Sally Field presenting Norma Rae
- Peter Fonda presenting Easy Rider
- Harrison Ford presenting Blade Runner: The Final Cut
- Samuel L. Jackson presenting Pulp Fiction
- Shirley MacLaine presenting Terms of Endearment
- Demi Moore presenting Ghost
- Mike Myers presenting Shrek
- Sidney Poitier presenting In The Heat of the Night
- Kurt Russell presenting The Thing
- Kevin Spacey presenting The Usual Suspects
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