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  I couldn’t yet find the full ↑Gibson-interview or a copy of the October 1992 issue of “Details” magazine—where the quote I preyed on for ↵feedback stems from—but ↑The Blade Runner FAQ ↑helped out and furnished one more paragraph:  Years later, I was having lunch with Ridley [Scott], and when the conversation turned to inspiration, we were both very clear about our debt to the ↑Metal Hurlant [the original ↑Heavy Metal magazine] school of the ’70s—↑Moebius and the others. But it was also obvious that Scott understood the importance of information density to perceptual overload. When ↑Blade Runner works best, … Continue reading

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sf affecting rl    Concept art for ↑“Blade Runner“ by ↑Syd Mead, ↑visual futurist. There is a thread at ↑williamgibsonboard collecting ↑links to images, sounds, or texts related to or evocative of William Gibson’s work. ↑RUR posted the above picture, accompanied by a snippet from an interview ↑Lance Loud (1951-2001) made with ↑Gibson because of “Blade Runner”‘s tenth anniversary [published in “Details” magazine, issue from October 1992]:  About ten minutes into Blade Runner, I reeled out of the theater in complete despair over its visual brilliance and its similarity to the “look” of Neuromancer [↵Gibson 1984], my [then] largely unwritten … Continue reading

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