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5. Blade Runner: Behind the Scenes


This article is from the Blade Runner FAQ, by Murray Chapmanmuzzle@cs.uq.oz.au with numerous contributions by others.

5. Blade Runner: Behind the Scenes

RIDLEY SCOTT: Director. A veteran television commercial maker, Scott
consistently makes quality movies. His feature-film credits include: The
Duellists, Alien, Blade Runner, Someone to Watch Over Me, Legend, Black Rain,
Thelma and Louise, 1492. Ridley Scott also directed the first ever Macintosh
television advertisement (the "hammer thrower") which first aired during the
Superbowl in January 1984. Ridley's brother Tony is also a director, and his
film credits include Top Gun, Days of Thunder, The Hunger, True Romance, and
The Last Boyscout.

MICHAEL DEELEY: Producer. Academy Award winner for producing "The Deer

SYD MEAD: Visual Futurist. Syd Mead suggested the term "visual futurist"
over his credit in the movie. (As he is not a union/guild member, he could
not use credits such as "creative designer".) He has been co-sponsoring an
International Student Design Competition with Sony since 1989. Some of his
works are:

California Pavilion, Seville Expo (1992)
Future Terminal, for Japan Railways East (1990)
Club Car, for Japan Railways East (1990)
Dr. Jeekans [This is futuristic cafe/video arcade in Tokyo.] (1990)
Office for the Future, for Okamura Furniture Co, Japan (1989)
Club House (Tokyo Bayside Project) (1989)
Tron Computer (1988)
San Rio Theatre (1987)
Office of the Future, for GE (1985)
Terraforming (video game)
Civilization (video game)

LAWRENCE G. PAULL: Production Designer. Holds degrees in Architecture and
City Planning, his feature-film credits include: Blue Collar, Which Way Is
Up?, and The Star Spangled Girl.

VANGELIS (Evangelos Papathanassiou): Greek Composer. He has written numerous
movie scores, perhaps the most famous being for "Chariots of Fire". Also
wrote some of the music for the TV series "Cosmos". Prior to writing movie
scores, Vangelis was the keyboard player of the band "Aphrodite's Child".
Vangelis also wrote the score for Scott's 1992 film: "1492".

HAMPTON FANCHER, DAVID PEOPLES: Screenplay writers. Peoples wrote Clint
Eastwood's "Unforgiven", and Stephen Frear's "Hero".

JORDAN CRONENWETH: Cinematographer. Altered States, Best Friends (1982),
Cutter's Way, Final Analysis, Gable and Lombard, Gardens of Stone, Just
Between Friends, The Nickel Ride, Peggy Sue Got Married (AAN), Play It As
It Lays, Rolling Thunder, State of Grace, Stop Making Sense.

DOUGLAS TRUMBULL: Special Effects. 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters
of the Third Kind, Brainstorm (also directed).


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