March 31, 1993 |
The Scene: The Women in Film Academy Awards Viewing Party, where some 600 dined in front of giant screens at the Biltmore Bowl Ballroom. Who Was There: Sean Young with husband Robert Lujan, Rita Moreno with daughter Fernanda Gordon, Diane Ladd. After midnight, as promised, Sir Anthony Hopkins stopped by, as did past Oscar winners Mercedes Ruehl, Kathy Bates and new statuette-clutcher Marisa Tomei.
September 13, 1992 |
ELEGANT CARS GLIDING THROUGH A DECAYING infrastructure, the dispossessed huddling in the shadow of bright skyscrapers, the sensation of a dystopian, multiethnic civilization that has managed to simultaneously advance and regress--these are scenes of modern urban decline, and if they make you think of a movie, and chances are they will, it can have only one name: "Blade Runner." Few, if any, motion pictures have the gift of predicting the future as well as crystallizing an indelible image of it, but that is the key to "Blade Runner's" accomplishments.