I’ve just watched Blade Runner (Final Cut) for the first time in years, in preparation for 2049, and it’s really helped me out. I’ve been worried that I’ve been over-curmudgeonly about the quality of films over the last few years, but now I realise I’m comparing them to things like BR, and they’re simply coming up short.
The first date I had with my wife was 10th January 1980. I took her to see Alien at Cannock’s crappy cinema (strategic, eh?). Later on, The Shining. A year later, RotLA. The next year, BR and The Thing. And so on. Every time we saw a film, it was an instant classic. I can only think of seeing brilliant independent films recently - not studio films, so I feel my cynicism is justified somewhat.
Anyway, we’re set for the weekend. We might even watch 2049 at the crappy Cannock cinema (yep, we still live there), instead of the Walsall Showcase in honour of the good old days.
NB: I noted the incept date of the four runaway skin jobs. They’re around right now!