Lucky 13 Film Club: March Topic

A special thank you to my buddy Ruth at FLIXCHATTER and all of you (thanks Robin) who contributed your opinions on February 13 as we discussed 1930s British Female Protagonists. Moving forward to March, we will explore Science Fiction. The March 13th co-host is Pete from Beetley, England. We’ve been tossing around ideas about Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. 

With a fresh pair of eyes, pledge to revisit one or both films. If either film is your blind-spot, here is your chance to round out your viewing experience. Why are these two Science Fiction classics highly revered? How did Kubrick’s filming cement his reputation as an outstanding director? Are they better than the recent outpouring of Science Fiction films? How so?

Join Pete and I on March 13 and join the discussion.

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25 Comments on “Lucky 13 Film Club: March Topic

  1. These is going to be awesome especially given Interstellar, Ex Machina, Elysium, Gravity, The Martian are in our recent rear view mirror and raise obvious comparisons to these absolute classics.

  2. I will be there! I saw Blade Runner again fairly recently on the big screen, and will try and watch 2001 again if I have the time.

    • Great news, Stu. On the big screen. I’m jealous. They both are so good I could see them several times and see something new. That’s what I’m hoping die-hard buffs will do and bring in some new voices who are experiencing them for the first time.

  3. Awwww Blade Runner.! Can’t keep a good replicant down.
    “… like tears in the rain …”
    Hope I can make THIS one.

  4. Yes! Looking forward to this one, Cindy. The Lucky 13s always have great conversation! I’ll be plunking down my 2 cents. Blade Runner is one of my all time favs. Can’t wait to get nerdy about the unicorn 😉 And 2001 is a veritable trove of treasures for discussion.

  5. LOVE Blade Runner! Excellent topic Pete and Cindy, can’t wait to take part in the discussion 🙂

    • Yay! I am looking forward to revisiting these 2 classics. I haven’t seen either in well over a decade. I wonder what I’ll notice this time?

      • I just saw 2001 not that long ago so it’s still fresh in my mind, but I might rewatch Blade Runner!

  6. My Dad loved the 1968, “2001: A Space Oddysey” film. He even liked the others that came BEFORE “Blade Runner” which came out in 1982.
    Here are some great science fiction and scary premonitions shown in 1973, “Soylent Green,” the 1979 meltdown of the nuclear reactor in “China Syndrome,” and the revolutionary, outstanding ☆ 1971 mind control drug film of Stanley Kubrick’s, “Clockwork Orange.” This may have been the most fascinating and controversial Kubrick film.
    Oh, side note: the rather new “Renegades” song includes both Spielberg and Kubrick. 😀
    Of course, “Blade Runner” was entertaining. 🙂 Reminds me of the newer, more current “Insurgents” series. Cindy, hope that this list may help people to see how really futuristic films were in my childhood days. 🙂

    • Hi Robin! I’ve seen the others you mentioned–we must have had similar childhoods ;). Save that last sentence of yours for March 13. It says a lot!

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