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Blade Runner 2049 is a cinematic masterpiece – Here’s why

By noreply@redsharknews.com (Neil Oseman)

Blade Runner 2049 is a cinematic masterpiece - Here's why

35 years after the original, Blade Runner 2049 hit cinemas last week to widespread critical acclaim. While director Denis Villeneuve has received his fair share of praise, many have highlighted the exceptional work of cinematographer Roger Deakins, suggesting it may finally win the 13-times-nominated DP an Oscar. Neil Oseman takes a look at the photographic style Deakins employed for the sci-fi sequel and how it plays into the movie’s themes.

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    Watch: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Final Prequel Short Reveals the Origin of the Blackout

    By Christopher Boone

    The anime short ‘Black Out 2022’ by Shinichiro Watanabe gives us the most details yet between the original ‘Blade Runner’ and its sequel.

    If the first two Blade Runner 2049 prequel shorts directed by Luke Scott, Ridley’s son, felt like appetizers, the final prequel short feels almost like a meal. Legendary anime director Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, and Kid’s Story and A Detective Story from The Animatrix) reveals much more about what happened between Ridley Scott’s original film and Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated (and much praised) sequel.

    Check out Black Out 2022, an anime prequel that illustrates the fate of the replicants, the fall of the Tyrell Corporation and the rise of the Wallace Corp.

    In case you missed it, here’s the second prequel short, 2048: Nowhere to Run, introducing Sapper Morton (Dave Bautista), a worm farmer with something to hide.

    And here’s the first prequel short, 2036: Nexus Dawn, about the next generation of replicants created by Niander Wallace (Jared Leto).

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    From:: No Film School

    Watch: Explore the Epic ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Set and Props in This BTS Video

    By Christopher Boone

    Take a tour of the physical world of the much-anticipated sci-fi noir sequel.

    The visual world of Blade Runner has influenced sci-fi films ever since its release in 1982, and the original film’s look had a major impact on Denis Villeneuve. For Blade Runner 2049, Villeneuve insisted on practical sets and props to put his actors squarely in the dystopian world of Los Angeles thirty years after Ridley Scott’s film.

    In this BTS video, VICE Talks Film explores the physical sets and props of Blade Runner 2049, revealing the epic scale of the production to stay true to the vision of the original film while pushing the story even further. The BTS video also reveals several clips of pre-vis videos to demonstrate how the physical sets were designed to match the future VFX needs. Hear directly from Villeneuve along with production designer Dennis Gassner, supervising art director Paul Inglis, property master Doug Harlocker and more about how they made this future world a reality for the cameras.

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    From:: No Film School