Rarely seen photos from Blade Runner.
These were taken on the last night of shooting (which was a 36 hour shift for the entire crew according to production executive Katy Haber) on July 9, 1981. Harrison looks exhausted, but maybe a little relieved that the long and dreary shoot is nearing its end. After shooting the parts of the scene covered in these photos, they moved on to the “tears in rain speech”.
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This is a short analysis of Ridley Scott’s film, Blade Runner. It is part of a series of video-essays Steven Benedict uploading for education purposes and is protected under the Fair Use copyright laws of the United States.
Hampton Fancher’s early draft of Blade Runner [pdf]. (NOTE: For educational purposes only)
Documentary about the troubled creation and enduring legacy of the science fiction classic Blade Runner, culled from 80 interviews and hours of never-before-seen outtakes and lost footage.
Discussing Blade Runner - Philip K. Dick interview
The interview was made by Paul M. Sammon in 1981 and it was one of many that Paul had with Philip. More about interviews can be found in the ” Future Noir” book, section “The Book” (pages 8-16).
pearLeon’s reflection in Holden’s eye (Tyrell Corp, interrogation room).
Original storyboards from ‘Blade Runner’
Among the great out-of-print art books of the world is Blade Runner Sketchbook, collecting original production artwork from what is perhaps best designed science fiction film ever. Originally published by Blue Dolphin Enterprises in 1982, the book includes material by Blade Runner conceptual designer Syd Mead as well as Mentor Huebner, Charles Knode, Michael Kaplan and director Ridley Scott himself, whose contributions are drawn in the style of one of the film’s primary visual influences, Moebius.
Because physical copies go for hundreds of dollars, Blade Runner Sketchbook has been available online in various bootleg forms for years, but we’ve just become aware of an embeddable version uploaded in October that makes reading this lost gem easier than ever. Click after the cut to read the entire book, which includes artwork for sequences and concepts that were never filmed (like Tyrell’s Cyrpto-Crypt and Zhora’s Orgasma Mask).
On the Edge of ‘Blade Runner’ (2000)
Great documentary on Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic “Blade Runner”.
Rarely seen ‘Blade Runner’ Convention Reel from 1982
One of the Blade Runner Convention Reels featuring interviews with Ridley Scott, Syd Mead and Douglas Trumbull about making Blade Runner universe. This 16 mm featurette, made by M. K. Productions in 1982, is specifically designed to circulate through the country’s various horror, fantasy and science fiction conventions.