Blade Runner - Worldbuilding on Film

From enormous fireballs rising across a spread of scattered city lights to the breathtaking architecture of a dying world, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner achieves in its opening scene what many films fail to achieve in their entire running time. In this video essay, Viewfinder discusses Ridley Scott’s collaboration with production designer Lawrence Paull to craft a beautiful dystopia that would fully envelop viewers.

 

 

 

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Videos: 6


Case Studies: How Production Design Serves the Story & Characters


Harrison Ford


Worldbuilding


Cyberpunk


Ridley Scott


Blade Runner