Friday, May 19, 2006


Perhaps I should change the name of the blog-Spokane is kind of getting short shrift so far. But at least you now know where the blog name came from-from my perch high above West Riverside, Spokane is Metropolis (well, sort of, if you drink a lot of beer and squint your eyes).

The original Blade Runner, Metropolis takes place in 2026, when the populace is divided between workers who must live in the dark underground and the rich who enjoy a futuristic city of splendor (with a lot of dramatic license thrown in, kind of like the difference between West Riverside and say West First in downtown Spokane).

Unfortunately, a large chunk of the original movie has been lost. But the recent Kino Video version released in Dec? 2003 is the most complete version in 75 years. The storyline is simplistic but the images will sear intro your brain, probably forever-in short, an impressive film.

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