Sunday, April 29, 2012

OFF-WORLD NEWS UPDATE for April 2012

Keeping you up to date on all things Blade Runner






Welcome to another edition of the OFF-WORLD NEWS UPDATE.


There still has not been any official news updates on the sequel to Blade Runner.


In the meantime, the Twittersphere has been buzzing with the PKD letter praising the special viewing he had of some clips from the movie. 

BBC Radio featured Kerry Shale reading Philip K Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" over the month of April. 


For his indelible contributions to American cinema, the Film Society presented the 2012 Kanbar Award for excellence in screenwriting to David Webb Peoples this weekend, (April 28th). 


Edvard Munch's "The Scream" will be up for auction at Sotheby's next week. 



Paul M. Sammons, author of "Future Noir", will give a talk at the 2012 Philip K. Dick Festival


Costumes from Blade Runner, and more are coming to the Museum of Natural History in Halifax, NS, as part of the traveling exhibition sponsored by the EMP Museum. The extended tour schedule is as follows:



The Museum of Natural History, Halifax, NS
May 26, 2012 - August 26, 2012


Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL
September 22, 2012 - December 30, 2012


There was a Blade Runner screening event at the Northbridge Piazza in the City of Perth in Western Australia on Sat, (April 21st). 





More photos of the evening are found HERE.


There are two screenings of Blade Runner coming up. On May 26th in NYC at the Walter Reade Theatre. Then on July 7th, at the LA Convention Center, in downtown Los Angeles. Sean Young and James Hong are scheduled to appear at the festival as well. The dates and times will be released closer to the event.




Now for some articles, art and music!


Articles:


Podcasts:



Art:


Music:

  • Bring on the Night. A demo released from MEMORIA's archives. 


"Bring on the Night" was performed during the scene where we first meet Captain Bryant. It is sung from his perspective. It is one of twenty-five songs from "Blade Runner: The Rock Project" -- music inspired by the movie Blade Runner.

Music: Marco Spatuzzi
Lyrics: C.A. Chicoine



  • Love Theme from Blade Runner -- Classical Guitar Solo



Written by Vangelis. Arranged for guitar and performed by David Nann.

This is the "Love theme" in the Blade Runner movie.
Standard Tuning is used and performed on an Ibanez PC300NCE Guitar


  • Blade Runner - Riders On The Storm (Music Video)


Infected Mushroom -- Riders On The Storm (Music Video)

Blade Runner By @matiasbsb



Miscellaneous:










Blade Runner's 30th anniversary is on June 25, 2012. Don't let that moment be lost in time...

And remember to follow @OffWorldNews on Twitter to receive these and other Blade Runner related news items, (including movie showings, specials, and auction items not featured in this newsletter), as it comes in.

Have a better one!

~ Kipple

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