Although it was not a success when first released, ‘Blade Runner’ has proven to be enormously influential on films and modern culture in general. Paul M. Sammon unpacks its impact.
PAUL M. SAMMON is a writer, filmmaker and Hollywood insider. His journalism has appeared in The American Cinematographer, Cahiers du Cinema, The Los Angeles Times, and Cinefex; his books include The Making of Starship Troopers, Ridley Scott Close-Up, and Conan the Phenomenon. Sammon has also co-produced Japanese television series, was Computer Graphics Supervisor for RoboCop 2, and the co-screenwriter of Stereotypes, the first animated film jointly produced by America and the Soviet Union. Some of the scores of other motion pictures on which Sammon has labored include RoboCop, Platoon, Blue Velvet, Conan the Barbarian, and The Silence of the Lambs.