20 Things You Somehow Missed In Blade Runner
In November of last year we all finally entered the real-life period where Blade Runner was set. With no flying cars or murderous androids on the loose, we laughed long and hard at how wide of the mark this prediction of a dystopian hellscape had ultimately been. Fast forward about 9 months later and, well, nobody's laughing now.
Ridley Scott's visionary sci-fi masterpiece, which was initially dubbed as a bit boring by critics and bombed at the box office, now stands as one of the most influential pieces of cinema ever created. Some people will even tell you it virtually invented the entire genre of cyberpunk, and you'll not catch me arguing.
But as well as being a triumph of narrative and imagination, Scott's hallmark as a director is in something he calls "layering". That means building an on-screen world so rich in detail and character, that merely being on set is an overwhelming experience. Whether or not most of this makes it onto the screen isn't important, as this is to help bring the characters and their stories to life, but when it does there's almost an enitre other movie hidden in both the sets and the subtext.