Some deep canal philosophy from Ian 😃
It’s documented in my personnel file in the bowels of Whitehall that the original, the real, the hitherto only Blade Runner is just about my favourite film. I haven’t seen the – what? The re-make? The sequel? I’ll watch it, of course, when it finally drags itself onto DVD and falls to charity-shop prices. I don’t generally think much of remakes or sequels though, so I am not holding my breath (or, despite what the police say, holding anyone else’s).
Miami Vice wasn’t bad, as films go, but it wasn’t and never could be the original television series. My affection for the 2006 big-screen version probably has more to do with it starring Colin Farrell than it has to do with any homage to Crockett and Tubbs Mk.1. Anyone involved, however, in the “remake” of The Italian Job ought, in my opinion, to be debagged and duct taped to…
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