This week on the The Tim Harvey Show, we – shocker of shockers – talk about the latest harassment scandals, which has now brought down Harvey Weinstein and Andy Signore, founder of Screen Junkies. The future looks not so bright for the worst players in the entertainment industry, and while that is definitively a good thing, the long-term impact on the genre world is still unclear.
The treatment of women also plays into some of the criticisms of the original Blade Runner, and with the release of its sequel last weekend, those criticisms and others are being discussed again by genre fans. Mr. Harvey takes a look at how Film Noir influenced the first film for good and ill, his own interest in that genre and its issues, and how Blade Runner influenced and continues to influence our cinematic view of the future. And, more importantly, no matter how influential or popular it is, why it’s OK to not like Ridley Scott’s iconic film.