Dr. Robin Bunce, a historian of political ideas at the University of Cambridge, published a thought-provoking article in the New Statesman in October on how Blade Runner 2049's dystopian setting feels unsettlingly close to our own current cultural-political moment. We reached out to him for an interview, and it was so fascinating we called him back for a follow-up! In the first half, Patrick talks to Robin about geopolitics, architecture, slaves, distribution of wealth, and more; in the second half, JM focuses on why Dr. Bunce thinks Luv is the most fascinating character in the whole film.
Be sure to read Dr. Bunce's article, and let us know your thoughts! We look forward to having him back on the show.
If you'd like to purchase Owen Hatherley's A New Kind of Bleak (referenced in the first half), you can find it here.