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Paul Sammon Book Signing - February 9, 2019
Join us on Saturday, February 9th at 1pm as we welcome Paul Sammon to sign copies of Future Noir.
Sammon appeared in the 2000 TV documentary On the Edge of Blade Runner and the 2004 TV documentary Remembering the Future: Paycheck & the Worlds of Philip K. Dick.
Blade Runner is said to be one of his favorite films.
Prior to principal photography on Blade Runner, Sammon was commissioned by Cinefantastique magazine to do a special article on the making of Blade Runner. His detailed observations and research later became the book Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner, which is also called the Blade Runner Bible by the cult following of the film. The book outlines not only the evolution of Blade Runner but the politics and difficulties on-set; particularly on Scott's expectations (coming from Britain) of his first American crew. Also, his directing style with actors created friction with the cast and likely contributed to Ford's subsequent reluctance to discuss the film.
Sammon has written for The Los Angeles Times, American Cinematographer, Cahiers Du Cinema and Cinifantastique. His fiction has appeared in many collections and he is editor of the best selling American Splatterpunks series. As a film maker Paul M. Sammon has produced, edited and directed dozens of documentaries on films such as Platoon, Dune and Robocop.
In addition to his book on Blade Runner and director Ridley Scott, he wrote a book, The Making of Starship Troopers (1997) about the making of the film and its director Paul Verhoeven.