William Cook

How Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic, Blade Runner, foresaw the way we live today

<span style="color: #222222;">On the eve of the re-release of </span><span class="il" style="color: #222222;">Scott</span><span style="color: #222222;">'s 'Final Cut' at the BFI, William Cook explores the thoroughly modern riddles at the heart of this cult movie</span>

Already a subscriber? Log in

This article is for subscribers only

Subscribe and get your first month of access for free. After that it’s just £10.99 a month.

There’s no commitment, you can cancel any time.

  • Unlimited access to our website and app
  • Enjoy Spectator newsletters and podcasts
  • Explore our online archive, going back to 1828


A blooming good offer

Join the conversation with other Spectator readers by getting the next 3 months for £3.

Already a subscriber? Log in