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Arthouse Legends Podcast


Welcome to Arthouse Legends Podcast - Where High Art and Geek Culture Collide! The goal of this podcast is to take a look at critically acclaimed and well-received films and consider if these films truly deserve their revered status in the cultural zeitguest. Using our combined film knowledge, geeky obsessions and general fart jokes, we take a bite out of much-beloved films, sometimes in love, other times in scorn, but never out-of-bounds.

May 13, 2016

In 1982, Director Ridley Scott, fresh off the success of Alien, chose a film adaptation of Phillip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" to create a cyberpunk film noir called Blade Runner starring newly minted megastar Harrison Ford. The troubled production was initially praised for it's visual flair while criticizing it's slow pace and tacked-on ending. But when the "director's cut" came out during the boom of VHS, the film's stature elevated outside cult classic to a widely hailed masterpiece. But does the film genuinely deserve the praise it got both for it's theatrical and post-theatrical renditions or should it disappear like tears in the rain? Eric, Kent & Lobster strap in for a little retirement. 

 

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Rick Umali
two and a half years ago

I've been prepping for the new Blade Runner sequel (Blade Runner 2049), and ran into this episode of your podcast. I enjoyed your wide-ranging discussion!