Movie Diary 11/7/2022

Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982), The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980). Yes, it was Joe Turkel time in the Horton household. Scott’s film was for our Scarecrow Academy series of free online conversations on the subject of “Science Fiction and the Director,” and we had a nice confab about it last Saturday. (You can join us for our next one, on Steve DeJarnatt’s Miracle Mile, at 2 pm Pacific Time on 11/12; see link here.) Kubrick’s film remains mighty, and will be a classroom topic this week.