If you interpret the question “What’s your favorite movie?” as “What movie have you seen the greatest number of times?”, then Blade Runner is my favorite movie. (Actually, Sans Soleil remains a contender there — but in any case, my favorite movie surely has something to do with Japan and the early 1980s.) And so I happen to have written a great deal about Blade Runner over my years at Open Culture, a site for whom the film has provided rich subject matter in general.
And so I give you all my Blade Runner-related Open Culture posts so far:
- Blade Runner’s Miniature Props Revealed in 142 Behind-the-Scenes Photos
- Blade Runner Recut with the Sci-Fi Masterpiece’s Unused Original Footage
- The Art of Making Blade Runner: See the Original Sketchbook, Storyboards, On-Set Polaroids & More
- Blade Runner: The Pillar of Sci-Fi Cinema that Siskel, Ebert, and Studio Execs Originally Hated
- Philip K. Dick Previews Blade Runner: “The Impact of the Film is Going to be Overwhelming” (1981)
- Blade Runner Spoofed in Three Japanese Commercials (and Generally Loved in Japan)
- How Ridley Scott Turned Footage From the Beginning of The Shining Into the End of Blade Runner
See also my “Los Angeles, the City in Cinema” video essay on Blade Runner, which has started up something of a side career talking about the movie here and there. Just recently, I also appeared on the USC Price School of Public Policy’s Bedrosian Book Club Podcast talking about its source material, Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
I’ve also rounded up everything I’ve written about Haruki Murakami for Open Culture, and my favorite Open Culture posts so far.