Coming up on The Experts – Paul Sammon & Blade Runner

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As a film journalist, Paul Sammon has written for The American Cinematographer, Cahiers du Cinema, The Los Angeles Times, Omni, Cinefex, and Cinefantastique. Throughout his career he has been involved in such films as RoboCop, Platoon, Blue Velvet, Conan the Barbarian, and Silence of the Lambs. Paul has written The Making of Starship Troopers, Conan the Phenomenon, and much more… but what he is most well known for is his passion and dedication to the 1980s Sci-Fi cult Classic, Blade Runner. As the writer of Future Noire: The Making of Blade Runner (also known as The Blade Runner Bible), Paul has had the opportunity to interview Ridley Scott on multiple occasions, along with Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah (the list goes on). Paul had developed a personal relationship with Philip K Dick before his death, which initially inspired his interest in taking a position as observer and journalist on set every day during production. Paul can be seen giving commentary throughout the Blade Runner documentary: Dangerous Days. He was there to witness the innovation and artistry coming together, as well as the struggle, obstacles and unrelenting turmoil on set that, to the surprise of many, eventually resulted in one of the most influential Sci Fi films ever made.

Tune in Wed, Nov 30th at 5PM PT to talk Blade Runner with Paul Sammon and your host, Alexis Diana , on The Experts.