Forget it, Kinbote, it’s Chinatown: A Blade Runner 2049 reference guide
Didn’t get the reference? The A.V. Club is here to help, picking apart the network of literary references and allusions that make up the ambitious alternate-future reality of Blade Runner 2049. The cyberpunk novelist William Gibson once praised the original Blade Runner’s intoxicating mix of quotations and designs as “a lyrical sort of information sickness”; while the sequel never escapes the original’s long shadow, it’s a fascinating film in its own right.