Blade Runner
First screened in February 2000 / Most recently screened in August 2017
Director: Ridley Scott. Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah, William Sanderson, Edward James Olmos, Brion James, Joanna Cassidy, M. Emmet Walsh, Joe Turkel, James Hong, Kimiko Hiroshige, Robert Okazaki, Morgan Paull, John Edward Allen, Kevin Thompson. Screenplay: Hampton Fancher and David Webb Peoples (based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick).

Twitter Capsule: More is more yet it's somehow not too much. It's moving, even, and it's all dying. Visually and narratively fearless.

VOR:   Prodigious influence on subsequent depictions of dystopia, on posthuman and late-capitalist themes, and on visual and sonic imagining in cinema.

Photo © 1982 Warner Bros./The Ladd Company

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Art Direction: Lawrence G. Paull; David L. Snyder, Linda DeScenna
Best Visual Effects: Douglas Trumbull, Richard Yuricich, David Dryer

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Original Score: Vangelis

Other Awards:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Cinematography (Jordan Cronenweth)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Cinematography; Best Production Design; Best Costume Design (Charles Knode, Michael Kaplan)

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