Like many of you, I went to see the new Blade Runner recently and I absolutely loved it. This is the reason you go to see movies on the big screen. It was a feast for eyes, ears and mind. After that I’ve decided to watch the first Blade Runner from 1982 again. I always loved this movie. It made me love cyberpunk genre. After just seeing the new movie on the big screen, I was surprised how well the first film was made and how high the quality was. Some visuals and environments could stand up to the ones in the new film.
As we know, the CGI (computer-generated imagery) or any form of digital effects didn’t exist in those days. Blade Runner is a movie known for its visuals created with old-school techniques taken to the next level. All created in-camera. No computers used whatsoever! They made use of multiple film exposures, miniatures, matte paintings imposed onto the live action footage and props like cars, guns and environments like the Hades landscape were all physical sets and props, built by the art department. And the results were outstanding. So outstanding, in fact, that I decided to look for documentaries on making of the first Blade Runner to get a glimpse of how it was produced. Continue reading “Scrapped scene, introducing Deckard in the first Blade Runner (1982), makes it to Blade Runner 2049”