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  • Featured Image Filming the Gibson – Johnny Mnemonic

     

    As a lifelong fan of William Gibson, I always find myself cringing a little when I read interviews with him conducted by someone who either believes that they need to start with a Gibson For Dummies primer piece or are surprised that he wrote most than just That One Book.
    He’s so much more than ‘The Man Who Coined The Term Cyberspace’ or ‘The Godfather of Cyberpunk’. He’s a beat poet. A lyrical, cynical wordsmith whose ability to posit where our technology will take us 10 minutes into the future has mostly been accurate due to the sheer number of readers he has inspired to learn to use computers. Continue reading  Post ID 329



  • Featured Image Strange Days (1995) – Film review

    1995 was a great year for movies. The Usual Suspects was blowing everyone away, as were 12 Monkeys and Seven.
    It was a particularly good year for cyberpunk movies, Ghost in the Shell was setting the bar for both animation and story. Screamers was Philip K Dick done on a low budget but elevated by having Peter Weller star. Hackers was a trashy, guilty pleasure as was the desert punk mash-up Tank Girl… on the other end of the scale there was the disappointing Judge Dredd… but the less said about that the better.
    Also a pre-Matrix Keanu Reeves starred in one of my favourite movies, Johnny Mnemonic. Here’s my copy of the movie that William Gibson very kindly signed for me. Continue reading  Post ID 268