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Ridley Scott Went Low-Tech To Sell The Reality Of Raised By Wolves

The dystopian sci-fi series “Raised by Wolves” was a collaborative effort by series creator Aaron Guzikowski and executive producer Ridley Scott, and the latter was heavily involved in the process of creating the look and feel of the show. Exploring android-human relations is not new territory for Scott, as the director has etched detailed, futuristic […]

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Edgar Wright Remembers Seeing, And Being Scarred By, The Thing For The First Time

When we look back on the iconic films from the summer of 1982, we typically discuss their artistic and commercial influence on the medium. What we don’t do nearly enough is dig into how they shaped the next generation of filmmakers.While millions of youngsters left movies like “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” “Poltergeist,” “Blade Runner,” “Conan the […]

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Blade Runner’s Rachael Was An Homage To A Golden Age Hollywood Star

“Blade Runner” turns 40 this week, and quadragenarian life looks good on Ridley Scott’s noir-drenched sci-fi film. The movie is still beloved years later for its intense atmosphere, moody design, and surprising, existential take on the future of mankind. Scott’s adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” also has some fantastic […]

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Tales From The Box Office: In 1982, E.T. Buried Blade Runner And The Thing

For some moviegoers out there, it simply never got better than the summer of 1982. The sheer number of great movies released that year during the prime moviegoing season is downright staggering when looking back at it some 40 years later. “Conan the Barbarian,” “Rocky III,” “Poltergeist,” “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” “Tron,” “An […]

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The Pre-Kubrick Sci-Fi Classic That Left Its Mark On Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott is a legendary director without a doubt, having helmed science-fiction films such as “Alien” and “Blade Runner” and changing the genre forever. Over the years, Scott has belted out many entries that tackled different sci-fi aspects, including the thematically balanced “The Martian” and his extremely polarizing “Prometheus,” carving out a niche for himself in […]

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Cardboard Cinema: All Your Favorite ’80s Movies Are Now RPGs

(Welcome to Cardboard Cinema, an ongoing series where we look at board games inspired by or connected to our favorite media. In this edition of our monthly round-up, we take a look at new games based on “Firefly,” “Jurassic Park,” “Blade Runner,” and more.)When you write a monthly column highlighting film-inspired tabletop games, you’re always […]

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Christopher Nolan Looked To Blade Runner For A Key Part Of Batman Begins

Each of the films in Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy carved out its own distinct look in terms of Gotham City. The cityscape in Batman’s turf evolved in such a way that it was as if Gotham became every city.Nolan and his crew shot “The Dark Knight” mostly in Chicago, using recognizable landmarks such as the […]

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Rogue One Writer Gary Whitta Teases Unproduced Scripts For Halo, Blade Runner, Godzilla, And More

Gary Whitta has been knocking about Hollywood for many years, having received his first screenwriting credit for “The Book of Eli,” the 2010 Hughes Brothers film starring Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman. Whitta co-wrote “After Earth” with M. Night Shyamalan, helped conceive the plot for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” and wrote several episodes […]

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VFX Pioneer Douglas Trumbull: 5 Memorable Moments From ‘Close Encounters’ to ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’

Visionary visual effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull, who died Monday, contributed his groundbreaking inventions and techniques to classics including “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” and “Blade Runner.”Among his many honors were three visual effects Oscar nominations; the Academy’s Scientific and Engineering Award for creating the Showscan […]

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