What did ‘Blade Runner’ get right (and wrong) about LA 2019?

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Harrison Ford and Sean Young in “Blade Runner.” Credit: © 1982 Warner Bros. Entertainment.

“Los Angeles, November 2019” is the opening shot of the iconic 1982 sci-fi thriller “Blade Runner.” In the movie, 2019 LA is an industrial wasteland. Harrison Ford plays Rick Deckard, a former police officer tracking down bioengineered humans known as replicants. Well, the future is now. So what did the movie get right, and what did it get wrong about the real Los Angeles, 2019?

Credits

Guest:
William Bibbiani - film critic, and co-host of the podcasts Canceled Too Soon and Critically Acclaimed - @williambibbiani

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Caleigh Wells