Thursday, 28 July 2011

Blade Runner

As Blade Runner is meant to be a sci-fi classic, when it came up free on BBC iplayer recently I knew I had to check it out!

For an age before CGI I thought the special effects were very, well, effective, with more darkly towering skyscrapers and flying cars than you can shake a stick at! (And none of them looked like they'd been made out of lego and duct tape). Great set designs aside, the COSTUMES were amazing.

I really liked how they contrasted the disheveled, distressed look of punk-ish Pris, played by the gorgeous Daryl Hannah ...

... with the exaggerated old Hollywood silhouette and classic make-up of Rachael, played by Sean Young (isn't it weird how both actresses happen to have men's names?):

I can really see how much the goth subculture took from this movie - from the white make-up/black eyes combo to dog collars and cyberpunk.

I got a bit fidgety towards the middle as the whole film seems to play out in near darkness so I spent a lot of time staring at a reflection of myself in my laptop screen. I'm glad I stuck around until the ending though, which is played out in a mysterious victorian looking building stuffed with eerie mannequins and vintage toys, which is both strangely beautiful and very tense.


  1. This looks like a movie I will need to check out!


  2. so cool!

    xoxo from rome

  3. Beautiful.. I just love Daryl Hannah's look and I didn't know about Sean Young, but she looked amazing!

  4. oh this movie is iconic! I remember grumbling about how the whole movie is set in complete or half-darkness but after watching it a couple of times you really appreciate the whole movie as is, and the reasons they made everything the way it is.

    visually it is very very rich and I definitely agree with the amazing effects (for its time).

    and you should have mentioned roy batty, he's such a babe... ;)


  5. Ah!! I like this movie too! And I love her eye make-up and hair in the movie. It's seriously cool.

  6. Thank you very much ! <3


  7. I have never heard of this show, but I love Daryl Hannah, she is just so unlike the normal bland Hollywood actresses we get nowadays. :)

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  8. Completely bizarre movie, but also very intriguing and interesting!

    Had to study this this year, along with the book it was adapted on (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?). It sounded sooo bizarre, but it was actually quite good! Eventhough writing a 3000 word comparative essay was no fun...

  9. Dassault and Rush in the NETHERLANDS?
    We all knew that but we did not know SEAN YOUNG was there TOO.
    Tell him to EMAIL his aunt...his father is not answering my emails.
    BOTH GER & RICK have my email.

  10. @annie Roy Batty is indeed a babe - I nearly cried at the end (which is saying something, because I never cry at films)

    @Michelle ???


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  12. Not seen Blade Runner, and I'm a huuuge fan of Sci-Fi, but this looks pretty interesting! I really like that last photograph. x

  13. I've never watched this!! :] You have just convinced me though!! :]

  14. Is this the movie Harrison Ford was in? I didn't know it was so artistic.

  15. Bladerunner is great. Not only is the sci-fi interesting, Ridley Scott gave it a real gritty, dark feel! (Sorry, film buff here ;D ) Thanks for your comment on my blog!

  16. I love it! I wonde if I could copy her hair style? so cool. xx

  17. Wow, those images are stunning. Couldn't you totally see, like, an Italian Vogue spread based on it? I have to confess, I've never seen Blade Runner, but now I sort of want to...