BLADE RUNNER (1982): A MIX OF BANALITY AND BRILLIANCE

2020-06-28T16:54:16+01:00June 28th, 2020|CINEMA|

Slovenly plotting and characterization, but consistently fascinating detail: exploitative violence and humanistic regrets: shallow formulas and philosophical questioning—this is the mix of banality and brilliance to be found in Blade Runner.

RIDLEY SCOTT’S BLADE RUNNER: THE MAKING OF A SCI-FI CLASSIC

2018-02-02T10:39:07+00:00February 2nd, 2018|CINEMA|

Interviews with screenwriters Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, industrial designer Syd Mead, production designer Lawrence C. Paull and director Ridley Scott. Articles & Interviews by Randy & Jean-Marc Lofficier for Starlog magazine, November 1992 issue.

THE SACRED AND THE PROFANE: EXAMINING THE RELIGIOUS SUBTEXT OF RIDLEY SCOTT’S ‘BLADE RUNNER’

2018-02-21T09:54:31+00:00January 24th, 2018|CINEMA|

Ridley Scott's film "Blade Runner" is rooted in the myths and legends of Western culture and draws on a number of genres including film noir and science fiction. Central to the plot, though, is the Genesis story of the creation and fall. Gravett examines the religious subtext of the film, and discusses Deckard and Roy Batty's relationship in terms of the biblical story of Jacob and Esau.

BLADE RUNNER (1982): PRODUCTION DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY [American Cinematographer]

2018-01-18T15:38:18+00:00January 18th, 2018|Uncategorised|

“Films usually attempt to do the future by presenting a rather bleak, pris­tine, austere, clean look. It could go that way, but I’ve got a feeling it’s going to go the other way.” Ridley Scott is discuss­ing his approach in directing Blade Runner, a detective thriller set forty or fifty years in the future.

BLADE RUNNER AND CYBERPUNK VISIONS OF HUMANITY – by W. A. Senior

2018-01-09T09:08:47+00:00January 9th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Ridley Scott's 1982 film 'Blade Runner' appeared just before William Gibson's quintessential cyberpunk novel 'Neuromancer' was published in 1984, and the two share enough features that one might well retroactively call Blade Runner the first truly cyberpunk film.