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When Bernhardt Tiede II moved to the East Texas town of Carthage in 1985 to put his associate’s degree in mortuary science to work, it was not a given that he was going to fit in. The locals of this small town, which sits on a big pool of oil, were not used to outsiders, looking down on even the city dwellers of Texas urban centers like Houston and Austin.


Director Ridley Scott has coasted an awfully long way on the strength of two classic films he made 30 years ago. Blade Runner was a triumph of set design (take a bow art director and Buffalo native David Snyder) that suggested that the future was not going to be all sparkly sterile but, more likely, overcrowded with the kind of crap we were even then choking our cities with.

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