Time has caught up with the Blade Runner future, and its strangely specific “November, 2019” setting.
Why “November, 2019”?
Was it because – like “the 21st day of September” – it just sounded good?
We don’t know. But we do know that this strange, beautiful, flawed classic has earned its place in the pantheon of cinema. That the ‘Final Cut’ version is the best version. That the film, in any version, still looks amazing. That Deckard isn’t a replicant, that’s just the director talking. That Blade Runner influenced everything. That Rutger Hauer stole the show – but the film’s world-building was the real star.
And that the Vangelis soundtrack is one of the best soundtracks of all time.