This week’s show: Books on film – Blade Runner and The Prisoner
February 19, 2018
— Electric Sheep Magazine
On Wednesday 21st February at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Electric Sheep Film Show: Books on film – Blade Runner and The Prisoner
In this month’s Electric Sheep Film Show, Alex Fitch talks to two exceptional film makers about their writing on film, and adapting classic texts into movies. Alex Cox discusses his book I Am (Not) a Number, which investigates a potential solution to the mystery of The Prisoner, and his films Three Businessmen and Death and the Compass based on the short story by Borges.
Hampton Fancher explains the process of adapting Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep into his scripts for Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049, turning the original opening scene from the movie into his short story The Shape of the Final Dog, the potential for future sequels, and writing the films The Mighty Quinn and The Minus Man. Plus classic tracks by Frank Sinatra, The Clash, and The Times.
5.30pm Wednesday 21st February 2018, repeated 7am Tuesday 27th February, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com
More info: Vimeo promo film for I Am (Not) a Number, by Alex Cox
Buy the book from Kamera
Listen to Alex Fitch’s previous interview with Alex Cox about Repo Man
Listen to Alex’s interview with Ian Rakoff and John Smith about editing The Prisoner
Info on the film Escapes, which details Hampton Fancher’s journey to writing the screenplay for Blade Runner
Buy the collection The Shape of the Final Dog and Other Stories by Hampton Fancher from Amazon
Buy films including Blade Runner and The Mighty Quinn written by Hampton Fancher