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Paul M. Sammon's distinctive career can best be described by the film industry expression "hyphenate."
As a writer, Sammon has published numerous articles, short stories and books. His many film journalism pieces have seen print in The American Cinematographer, Cahiers du Cinema, The Los Angeles Times, Omni, Cinefex, and Cinefantastique. Sammon's fiction has appeared in Peter Straub's Ghosts (1995), and he recently edited both the 1994 "dead Elvis" anthology The King Is Dead plus the "no limits" anthologies Splatterpunks: Extreme Horror and Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge (1995).
But Paul M. Sammon does not only write about movies--he works in them as well. He first entered the industry as a publicist in the late 1970s, before moving on as a second-unit director, special effects coordinator, still photographer, electronic press kit producer, and Vice President of Special Promotions. Some of the scores of motion pictures on which Sammon has labored include RoboCop, Platoon, Blue Velvet, Conan the Barbarian, and The Silence of the Lambs.
By the late 1980s, Sammon was working in Japanese television, where he coproduced popular entertainment programs like Hello! Movies for the TV Asahi network. By the 1990s, Sammon had served as Computer Graphics Supervisor for RoboCop 2; he recently was Digital and Optical Effects Supervisor for 1995's XTRO: Watch the Skies.
Despite this background, however, Sammon still likes nothing better than sitting down with a good movie. And Blade Runner remains one of his favorite films.
This book thoroughly reviews all aspects of the movie. From the conceptualizing the book to film all the way through the process of making the movie. A lot of good insight. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Drew
Paul Sammon's Herculean effort predates by a decade what was effectively the 25th Anniversary release of Blade Runner, 2007's The Final Cut. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jason Kirkfield
A serious, comprehensive & thorough study of the sci-fi cult classic. Item delivered on time and as described. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Terry S. Cochran
Great book,....packed with details, a complete history (from pre production to post production) of this stunning ground breaking film !A pleasure to read.Published on July 30, 2012 by Big M
For fanbois only
While there's a lot of detailed information, it's poorly organized, rambling and repetitive. Read more
I have been a big fan of the Blade Runner concept and film from the beginning. This book completely satisfies on all levels. Read morePublished on December 14, 2011 by Techman
(Note: this review is of the 2007 Orion edition, updated and revised for the 25th anniversary of the release of the film)
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Excellent book. Did not realize it was brand new.
Also, it is about 4 inches thick. An
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