The Impact of ‘Blade Runner’ on Visual Art in Popular Culture

One of my favorite films is Ridley Scott’s masterpiece “Blade Runner“. I rewatched the movie following news of the death of the story’s villain, Rutger Hauer.

I was sad to hear of his passing and realizing that this will be, as of this November, a movie set in the past, joining such futuristic visions as “2001: A Space Odyssey“, “2012“, “Back to the Future II” (set in 2015), and “Escape from New York” (set in 1997). The book on which “Blade Runner” was based was set in 1992.

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