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Blade Runner 2049 And The 'Inherent Flaws' Of Practical Effects

Practical effects have become boutique. Often we hear about them far in advance, as a key component of a film’s marketing, as was the case with <i>Mad</i> …

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The Miniature Set Used for Blade Runner 2049 Will Change the Way You See Movies

13<p>SHARES<p>Just like Ridley Scott's original 1982 Blade Runner that's gone on to become a universally accepted classic, it's 2017 follow up titled Blade …

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Blade Runner 2049 Director Opens Up About the Film's Treatment of Women

Women in <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> are constantly objectified by the world around them, turned into automated helpers, puppets, and sex toys. The …

ART OF THE CUT: BLADE RUNNER 2049 with Joe Walker, ACE

I have interviewed Joe Walker, ACE, three times previous to this (in addition to hanging out once with him for a trendy lunch in LA this summer while …

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The Poetry Of BLADE RUNNER 2049

<b>Warning:</b> <i>This piece contains major Blade Runner 2049 spoilers.</i><p>“…you can’t disprove the existence of conscious experiences by proving that they are …

‘Blade Runner 2049’ is about learning that you’re not the main character in your own story

<b>This piece discusses the plot of “Blade Runner 2049,” which if you haven’t seen it yet, shame on you. It’s great.</b><p>Because my colleagues and I were strictly enjoined from telling you much about “Blade Runner 2049” in advance of the movie’s premiere, I ended up writing some fairly vague praise of the …

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In Blade Runner 2049, can a relationship with a hologram be meaningful?

‘We are defined by what we love’<p>In conventional love stories, boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, girl falls for boy, and some pivotal plot point happens. Unless there’s a sequel, we assume that afterward, they live happily and inconsequentially ever after. But, what if in the future, it’s boy</i> …

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The Vulnerability of Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049

<b>Spoilers below for Blade Runner 2049.</b><p>Ryan Gosling has never been convincing playing the tough guy.<p>Maybe it’s that his icy demeanor is undercut …

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Blade Runner 2049 Brilliantly Uses Visibility and Light to Show Us a Ruined World

<i>Blade Runner 2049</i> came out last weekend, facing the challenge of both honoring and updating the aesthetic of one of science-fiction cinema’s most …

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Blade Runner 2049 continues questionable trend of the ‘algorithm-defined fantasy girl’

We’ve seen it before and we’ll see it again<p>The 1985 film <i>Weird Science</i> introduced the tantalizing idea of someone being able to create their idealized version of a woman — one far superior than a normal, living woman. The AI girlfriend, Lisa, which Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith …

Blade Runner 2049 is dystopia, but its human connections reflect our best hope

The long-awaited sequel <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> has now been out in theaters for a week, and fans of the film are still unpacking all of its various …

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I Think Replicants Ate Rick Deckard's Dog in Blade Runner 2049

<i>Blade Runner 2049</i> may open up even more questions than the original 1982 sci-fi classic, but there’s only one question that really matters: what …

How Blade Runner 2049 created the most realistic hologram (and wildest threesome) ever

<i>Blade Runner 2049</i> makes a number of grim predictions for our future. And while much of the technology developed in the film's dystopian world is used …

The hidden feminist message buried inside 'Blade Runner 2049'

Spoiler alert: This post contains plot details for <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>.<p><i>Blade Runner 2049</i> is a cinematic marvel full of haunting, vivid, messy messages …

5 Reasons Why You Need To Go See 'Blade Runner 2049' On The Big Screen Before It's Gone

There are many reasons to despair over humanity and the state of the world we live in. It has always been thus, though lately things seem even more out of hand than usual.<p>The most recent calamity in the entertainment world is the fact that <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> is a box office failure. The film, which …

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Denis Villeneuve answers your burning 'Blade Runner 2049' questions

Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY<p>It's OK to still be a little perplexed about Blade Runner 2049.<p>Director Denis Villeneuve leaves a lot unexplained in the complex, futuristic world he created for his critically lauded sci-fi epic, which he says has "a lot of layers."<p>Officer K (Ryan Gosling) wants to ask …

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Meet the amateur scientists behind Blade Runner 2049's unique dystopian future

Imagining an alternate world to our own, where technology hasn’t just progressed but taken a different path altogether requires stepping away from …

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Designing the technology of ‘Blade Runner 2049’

<i>This article contains spoilers for 'Blade Runner 2049'</i><p>There's a scene in <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> that takes place in a morgue. K, an android "replicant" played by Ryan Gosling, waits patiently while a member of the Los Angeles Police Department inspects a skeleton. The technician sits at a machine with a …

This 'Blade Runner 2049' Concept Art Is Beautiful

The visual effects in <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> have been one of the films biggest talking points. Here's some of the pre-production and production concept …

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How 'Blade Runner 2049' made Sean Young young again

Cutting-edge visual effects resurrect a character from the original film for a pivotal scene in the sequel.<p>Sci-fi sequel "Blade Runner 2049" harks back to the 1982 original in lots of subtle ways. But the most striking callback has to be the return of one of the original movie's major characters …

The Most Compelling Character In “Blade Runner 2049?” The UI

Here’s the story behind the film’s spectacular vision of technology.<p>When <i>Blade Runner</i> hit theaters in 1982, it painted a vision of 2019 that was as horrifying as it was artful. Concept designer Syd Mead’s bleak dystopia, bathed in neon and perpetually drenched in rain, was filled with artifacts and …