Our BookTalk schedule for 2018 will begin with The Facts of Life, a graphic novel and memoir by Bristol artist and writer, Paula Knight, which “thoughtfully challenges the societal notion that to live a life without children is to live a lesser life” (Aminatta Forna, writer).
This December at Cardiff BookTalk we’re taking a look back at Philip K. Dick’s classic vision of the future in the 1968 science fiction novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The release of Blade Runner 2049 in October 2017 was not met with universal acclaim. Across Twitter and numerous other blog posts and articles, it was decried for its misogyny. Charlotte Gush pronounced the then-newly released film as “a misogynistic mess, and the most overrated … Continue reading The misogyny of Blade Runner 2049?
In a discussion of the lasting cultural impact of the Philip K. Dick novel, Noah Berlatsky wrote in an article for Salon that Jonze’s 2013 film, Her, takes the anxieties of Dick’s Do Android’s Dream of Electric Sheep? and “extrapolates our present omni-wired society into a … Continue reading Her (2013) and the legacy of Do Android’s Dream of Electric Sheep?
Tickets for our December event on Philip K. Dick’s Do Android’s Dream of Electric Sheep? are still available and can be booked on Eventbrite.
Tim Hayes’ review of Blade Runner 2049 for the British Film Institute pinpointed some of the film’s more unsettling questions, such those pertaining to memory and identity, childhood regret and nostalgia, misanthropy and slave culture.
Reviewing Blade Runner 2049 for the Observer in October 2017, Mark Kermode remarked of Denis Villeneuve’s sequel to the Ridley Scott classic that it was as good as the hype suggests, spectacular enough to win over new generations of viewers, yet deep enough to reassure diehard … Continue reading Mark Kermode on Blade Runner 2049