Books on film – Blade Runner and The Prisoner: In this month’s show, Alex Fitch talks to two exceptional writer-directors about their writing on film and adapting classic texts into movies. Alex Cox discusses his book I Am (Not) a Number, which investigates a potential solution to the mystery of The Prisoner, and two of his films: Three Businessmen and Death and the Compass, which is based on the short story by Jorge Luis Borges.
Hampton Fancher explains the process of adapting Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep into his scripts for Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049. He also talks about turning the original opening scene from the movie into his short story ‘The Shape of the Final Dog’, the potential for future sequels, and writing the films The Mighty Quinn and The Minus Man, which he also directed.
The Electric Sheep Film Show is broadcast on the third Wednesday every two month, 5.30-6.30pm at Resonance FM 104.4. Next date: 18 April 2018.