Monday, November 26, 2007

Dystopias On Film

Blade Runner
Blade Runner, 1982

Wired Magazine ranks sci-fi films on their dystopianess and finds that often the darker the movie, the lower the box office draw. I would argue that box office draw is more often than not converse to the quality of a film, and particularly in the case of sci-fi darker=better (which I suppose may just be more of a personal mantra than anything else.)

Get your geek on and take part in the reader poll by adding your favorite bleak visions of the future and ranking other submissions.

Brazil, 1985

Also check out this great list of the Top 50 Dystopian Movies of All Time.

Alphaville, 1965

1 comment:

Michael Doyle said...

While watching Blade Runner: The Final Cut on the big screen this past weekend, it occourred to me how cool it would be for the city of Los Angeles to build a new police station exactly like Syd Mead's cylindrical tower design from the film... flying car portal on the roof and all. Why not?