Future Noir Revised & Updated Edition: The Making of Blade Runner

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With the recent release of Blade Runner 2049, the original film is once again a topic of deep discussion, and, trust me, there is no deeper dive into the creation and legacy of Blade Runner than Future Noir. This edition of the book — the third and most elaborate thus far — isn’t just impossibly detailed, it’s borderline obsessive.

Hell, it fills 350 pages before the movie even hits theaters. This is the nerd Bible for one of the all-time classics of science fiction cinema. Future Noir is a fascinating and thoughtful journey through the tumultuous creation of a film that still challenges and enthralls modern viewers.

From the production changes and numerous alterations and re-releases that have bred differing theories on whether the main character is a replicant to the onerous legacy that follows cast members and crew to this very day, Future Noir leaves no stone unturned, no question unanswered.

This is a labor of love, unlike any other tome about a single film I’ve ever seen. It may prove daunting to someone new to Blade Runner, but to an established fan, this is the be-all, end-all book covering the film.


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Author Paul M. Sammon
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 624 pages
Publisher Dey Street Books
Publish Date 2017-Sep-12
ISBN 9780062699466
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Issue May 2018
Category Music & Movies
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