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Not sure I understand Denis perfectionist perspective on Blade Runner and being a little too hard on his own film. I mean how much can anyone perfect something that has so many moving parts and with such a visual legacy. If the screenplay works before you start, isn't that the big thing?
There might be five directors around today that would have liberty to do that kind of movie or a movie with no limits on the imagination/budget relatively Chris Nolan, Denis...I dunno on the other 3 but maybe Spielberg, Tarantino and somebody else. Anyhow its a very small and select group. To get a science fiction budget is extra hard so keep making them if the door is still open and the inspiration is there.
Actually, I think a small film that has dramatic range, naturalism, humor and artistry to it like "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" seems more impossible to make than a classic sci-fi novel these days. I don't know if I can take another kidnapping, grisly horror or a grim thriller. Just me I guess.
I've always felt that comic book and sci-fi movie caught on more with the public in the last 20 years or so because there is an entertainment element baked into the premise that counteracts whatever is sad, sober and grim in the storytelling mix thats prevalent everywhere these days (even in comics)
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