> Urban Visions in Blade Runner

The masterpiece produced by Ridley Scott in the early eighties, show us impressive landscapes that were made to increase the dark ambiance of the plot. Inspired by "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" (1968) by Philip K. Dick, Blade Runner is a movie about a dystopian future, where androids are confused about their 'humanity'.

In 2018 Los Angeles is a city characterized by overpopulation, an immense Chinatown, flying cars, and acid rains that shape the monumental skyline. However this is represented in a very subtle way. Behind the silence, an endless night and contrasted neon lights, there is an enchanting urban decadence. About the visual effects created by Douglas Trumbull, Philip Dick said: "I recognized it immediately. It was my own interior world. They caught it perfectly".

(documentary about Douglas Trumbull's special effects)
(movie trailer)

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