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Do Architraves Dream Of Electric Sheep? Blade Runner’s Film Architecture

Alcon, the company that has the rights to the Blade Runner sequel, is openly courting Harrison Ford to reprise his role as Deckard, the is he/isn’t he a Replicant Blade Runner, in a move akin to John Cusack’s Lloyd Dobler holding a boombox aloft: “We believe that Hampton Fancher and Michael Green have crafted with […]

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Triple Bill: Do You Wanna live Forever?

1982 was a helluva year for movie geeks: E.T, The Dark Crystal, Airplane II: The Sequel, Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan, to name a few. But there was a dark side to film output then, that wasn’t so readily and immediately taken to critical bosums – gritty growers. One of our favourite Vimeo […]

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Ridley Scott, Cine Realist

  “Keeping it real“- no, not Sir Ridley Scott trying to get down with the kids, more his guiding mantra. Scott is first and foremost a builder of worlds, his art school, set design and commercial background the cornerstone of his various milieaux. If people are dismissive of the Ridley Scott “style”, or even search […]

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The Great Batty? A Daisy Chain Connects Blade Runner And Luhrmann’s Gatsby

Ah, twitter. It’s great when you throw an idea out there and some kindred soul flies with it. The other day I tweeted, “Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby and Blade Runner – crazy companion pieces?” Well, Paul Bullock saw the connection, and together we volleyed back and forth a few ideas on links between the films, specifically, the […]

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Blade Runner Retrospective Video Review

Another in Oliver Harper‘s “Retrospective” series, this 38 minute video looks back at the making of Ridley Scott’s seminal 1982 sci-fi masterpiece, Blade Runner. Enjoy.  

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The Great Unmade? Gary Whitta’s “Replicant”, Starring Ryan Gosling

With the news that Ryan Gosling is to co-star in the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, Gary Whitta, screenwriter of The Book Of Eli, After Earth, and the first draft screenwriter on the first of the new stand-alone Star Wars films, tweeted his own pitch from 2012 for a “Gosling-powered Blade Runner sequel.” And he kindly […]

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Moments Lost In Time – Blade Runner’s Deleted And Alternate Scenes

With Blade Runner The Final Cut released on the big screen, here in one place are the alternate takes and deleted scenes from the original film, including such scenes as Deckard visiting fellow Blade Runner Holden in hospital, and more screen time for Gaff and Bryant. To further mark the occasion, the BFI, who are […]

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Have A Better One! The Dangerous Days Of A Blade Runner

Blade Runner In Color! “The name’s Rick Deckard, Blade Runner, a special unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. Some Replicants, four, possibly six (my boss was a little fuzzy on the details) were on planet, and dangerous, heading over to the Tyrell Corporation. Unfortunately I was across town, eating sushi. It took me twenty […]

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Blade Runner & Basic Instinct: parallel (interrogation) lines

There is an interesting comparison to be made ( originally in a single video via deepglamour.net) between the Voight-Kampff test Harrison Ford’s Deckard carries out on Sean Young’s Rachel in Blade Runner, and Michael Douglas’s Nick Curran interrogating murder suspect Catherine Trammell (Sharon Stone) in Basic Instinct. Both women are supremely poised, coolly smoking. Each […]

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On The Edge Of Blade Runner

Today Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner The Final Cut gets a special one day select cinema release, as part of the BFI’s “Days of Fear and Wonder” season, before a general roll out nationwide in April 2015. To celebrate, here is Mark Kermode’s documentary On The Edge Of Blade Runner (directed by Andrew Abbott), produced for […]

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