Cinematography Café: Blade Runner (1982)

On this edition of Cinematography Café, I will look at the beautiful 1982 film, Blade Runner.

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Blade Runner was released in U.S. cinemas on June 25, 1982 and was one of the most revolutionary films of its time. The visually stunning, masterpiece of a movie was directed by Ridley Scott.

On Cinematography Café, I select films that feature outstanding cinematography; with immersive imagery, amazing color grading, and hyper-realistic special effects. I showcase some images from the selected movie and share why it is so extraordinary. For this edition’s café sit-down, I have selected Blade Runner.



Let me just remind you… that Blade Runner was released in 1982. Looking at these images, it is utterly insane that this movie came out almost 40 years ago. Typically in older films, you can oftentimes dissect the CGI to pieces, but Blade Runner is an entirely different story.

The film has such a unique vision of the future and completely executes on that idea. While it could have been a CGI-fest and completely convoluted, it turned into some of the most beautiful imagery that has ever been put to film.

I didn’t become a Blade Runner fanatic until the sequel, Blade Runner 2049, came out. Which I must say, will most likely be featured on a future segment of this series. I believe that as time continues to progress, there will be more people like me, who happen to stumble upon Scott’s work and realize the true mastery that is behind it.

Because this movie was so ahead of its time, I believe that the magical, all-time great imagery that it presents will continue to impress viewers for generations to come.

Thank you so much for reading this edition of Cinematography Café, which featured Blade Runner. Feel free to suggest any other films that you believe deserve a spot on this segment. And as always…


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