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This week, most of the talk surrounding “Blade Runner 2049” has been about its disappointing box office returns, raising questions about its marketing strategy, and the impact it might’ve had on the final numbers. Lost in the discussi…
Aside from two quotes that will be mostly meaningless in this context, this is a spoiler-free review that keeps the many secrets of “Blade Runner 2049” hidden. “I’ve seen things you couldn’t believe… miracles,” a character laments in Denis Villeneuve’s uneven, but still extraordinary and evocative “Blade Runner 2049,” the belated sequel to Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi masterpiece “Blade Runner.” Echoing replicant Roy Batty’s (Rutger Hauer) similar sentiments of what humans can only dream of, but never fully experience, the expression of these words possesses both maddening frustration and unspeakable sadness. Continue reading ‘Blade Runner 2049’: An Enthralling, Thrilling Mystery & Philosophical Provocation [Review] at The Playlist.
We’re just under three weeks away from the release of “Blade Runner 2049,” the film remains under a heavy shroud of secrecy. Warner Bros. has kept the highly anticipated and very mysterious sequel off the festival circuit, where many thought it might show up. Everyone involved wants to keep the surprises fresh for as long as possible, which makes it understandable why Wired‘s profile on the movie doesn’t reveal any huge details. Continue reading Denis Villeneuve Doesn’t Want ‘Blade Runner 2049’ To Be “Too Marvel” at The Playlist.
One high profile fall movie not hitting the big festivals in August and September is Denis Villeneuve‘s “Blade Runner 2049.” Warner Bros. is eager to keep the film’s secrets under wraps a while longer, so what’s left to talk about? How about wallpaper. EW caught up with Ryan Gosling who leads the sequel to Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi classic, and while there are no plot details being shared, the actor does reveal what we expected — the movie is going to look great. Continue reading ‘Blade Runner 2049′: Ryan Gosling Is Roger Deakins’ Wallpaper at The Playlist.
One of the most anticipated films of the year, the long-gestating sequel “Blade Runner 2049” has just released it’s newest trailer. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Sicario,” “Enemy,” “Prisoners”), the film follows a new agent whose investigation collides with the previous film. Here’s the official synopsis: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society in chaos. Continue reading New Trailer For ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Delivers Futuristic Thrills at The Playlist.
When I spoke to Denis Villeneuve last month he was clearly exhausted. He’d just finished shooting “Blade Runner 2049” in Budapest, Hungry and had arrived in Los Angeles for a packed schedule of interview and Q&A’s on behalf of his most recent release, “Arrival.” The fact was, Villeneuve was so entrenched in the follow up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic that he wasn’t even able to jump on a 90-minute flight to attend its world premiere at the 2017 Venice Film Festival. Continue reading Denis Villeneuve on Roger Deakins’ ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Work: ‘People Won’t Be Disappointed’ at The Playlist.
It’s always good to be reminded that there are good and beautiful things in this world and on days when the world feels particularly ugly, that reminder can feel vitally necessary. Of course, the craft of the cinematographer is not about prettification, it’s about communication — in many ways the purest of all the cinematic disciplines, cinematography is about telling the story of the film’s themes, mood and atmosphere through visuals: through the interplay of light and shade, color and motion. Continue reading The 50 Best And Most Exciting Cinematographers Working Today at The Playlist.
Acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins and his partner James Ellis Deakins just signed with UTA. They are in pre-production on the Blade Runner sequel that Denis Villenueve is directing with Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista starring and Ridley Scott producing for Warner Bros, Alcon and Scott Free. The DP duo had been at ICM Partners. Roger Deakins has been nominated for Oscars 13 times and his frequent collaborations with top directs include…