Last week I was listening to Episode 101 of the podcast Overdue about The Man in the High Castle, by Philip K Dick and learned he authored the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which served as the basis for the original Blade Runner movie! Happily, my hold notice arrived about the same time for Blade Runner 2049, so I promptly scheduled a movie night.
First, let me say it was visually stunning and I’m happy to report it won two Oscars this year for cinematography and visual effects! Second, as I’ve mentioned before, I think the best sequels add references to the original movies and this one does not disappoint. The biggest and best one being Deckard himself – Harrison Ford. Check out these other Easter eggs!
Now, for fans who want to take a deep analytical dive into the movie’s themes and the symbolism used, I’d recommend Always Cinema Chic’s videos: part one covers symbolism of K, Joi, Ana and the horse; part two covers water, eyes and color; and part three covers love, numbers and bees.
If you like either Blade Runner movie, check out these other futuristic-dystopian-noir worlds: