Scenes from the Blade Runner model shop

As one of the few science fiction movies to genuinely hold up over the years Blade Runner is one of my favorite movies. It was also the last science fiction movie that depended primarily on models and sets rather than CGI.
This album on Imgur offers 142 images from the Blade Runner model shop. Here’s a few of Deckard’s car in model and full-size versions:

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While looking for the trailer above I came across this interesting Siskel and Ebert clip reviewing the Ridley Scott re-release in 1992. (The Blade Runner bit starts at 4:22)

Like much science fiction set in the not-too-distant future (think Back to the Future 2 set in 2015), Blade Runner’s 2019 setting is quickly running up against real time. Los Angeles certainly doesn’t come close to looking as Ridley Scott portrayed it. But on the other side of the Pacific there is this:morning_picdump_778_640_28

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1 Response to Scenes from the Blade Runner model shop

  1. The Blade Runner sequel will be shot by one of the greatest cinematographers of all time, Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins.
    Going through Deakins’ credits is basically like reading a list of The Most Beautiful Movies You’ve Ever Seen: Skyfall, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Shawshank Redemption, Dead Man Walking. There’s also his extensive collaboration with Joel and Ethan Coen — Deakins shot Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, O Brother, Where Art Thou and a number of other films — as well as his gorgeous work in Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken.


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