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Future noir : the making of Blade runner / Paul M. Sammon.

Sammon, Paul, (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9780062699466
  • ISBN: 0062699466
  • Physical Description: xxv, 594 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Revised and updated edition ; first Dey Street paperback.
  • Publisher: New York : Dey Street Books, an imprint of William Morrow, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published as Future Noir in 1996 by HarperPaperbacks."--Title page verso.
"Including new interviews with Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, and Sean Young. Plus, an update on Blade Runner 2049"--Cover.
Formatted Contents Note:
Los Angeles 2017 (preface to the 2017 edition) -- One man's obsession (introduction to the 1996 edition) -- The film -- The book -- Development -- The director and the deal -- Script wars -- Designing Blade Runner -- The cast and crew -- The shoot -- "Blood runner": friction on the set -- The special effects -- Postproduction and the music -- Sneaks and panic -- Voice-overs, San Diego, and a new happy ending -- The theatrical release -- The cult -- The workprint -- The director's cut -- The legend grows -- The final cut -- Blade Runner 2049 -- Check the gate -- Interviews -- Credits.
Summary, etc.:
"Ridley Scott's 1992 "Director's Cut" confirmed the international film cognoscenti's judgment: Blade Runner, based on Philip K. Dick's brilliant and troubling science fiction masterpiece Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, is the most visually dense, thematically challenging, and influential science fiction film ever made. Future Noir offers a deeper understanding of this cult phenomenon that is storytelling and visual filmmaking at its best. n this intensive, intimate and anything-but-glamorous behind-the-scenes account, film insider and cinephile Paul M. Sammon explores how Ridley Scott purposefully used his creative genius to transform the work of science fiction's most uncompromising author into a critical sensation, a commercial success, and a cult classic that would reinvent the genre. Sammon reveals how the making of the original Blade Runner was a seven-year odyssey that would test the stamina and the imagination of writers, producers, special effects wizards, and the most innovative art directors and set designers in the industry at the time it was made. This revised and expanded edition of Future Noir includes : An overview of Blade Runner's impact on moviemaking and its acknowledged significance in popular culture since the book's original publication An exploration of the history of Blade Runner: The Final Cut and its theatrical release in 2007. An up-close look at its long-awaited sequel Blade Runner 2049. A 2007 interview with Harrison Ford now available to American readers. Exclusive interviews with Rutger Hauer and Sean Young. A fascinating look at the ever-shifting interface between commerce and art, illustrated with production photos and stills, Future Noir provides an eye-opening and enduring look at modern moviemaking, the business of Hollywood, and one of the greatest films of all time."--Back cover.
Subject: Blade runner (Motion picture)
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  • HARPERCOLL

    Rediscover the groundbreaking magic of Blade Runner with this revised and updated edition of the classic guide to Ridley Scott’s transformative film—and published in anticipation of its sequel, Blade Runner 2049, premiering October 2017 and starring Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, and Harrison Ford.

    Ridley Scott’s 1992 "Director’s Cut" confirmed the international film cognoscenti’s judgment: Blade Runner, based on Philip K. Dick’s brilliant and troubling science fiction masterpiece Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, is the most visually dense, thematically challenging, and influential science fiction film ever made. Future Noir offers a deeper understanding of this cult phenomenon that is storytelling and visual filmmaking at its best. 

    In this intensive, intimate and anything-but-glamorous behind-the-scenes account, film insider and cinephile Paul M. Sammon explores how Ridley Scott purposefully used his creative genius to transform the work of science fiction’s most uncompromising author into a critical sensation, a commercial success, and a cult classic that would reinvent the genre. Sammon reveals how the making of the original Blade Runner was a seven-year odyssey that would test the stamina and the imagination of writers, producers, special effects wizards, and the most innovative art directors and set designers in the industry at the time it was made. This revised and expanded edition of Future Noir includes:

    • An overview of Blade Runner’s impact on moviemaking and its acknowledged significance in popular culture since the book’s original publication 
    • An exploration of the history of Blade Runner: The Final Cut and its theatrical release in 2007
    •  An up-close look at its long-awaited sequel Blade Runner 2049
    • A 2007 interview with Harrison Ford now available to American readers
    • Exclusive interviews with Rutger Hauer and Sean Young

    A fascinating look at the ever-shifting interface between commerce and art, illustrated with production photos and stills, Future Noir provides an eye-opening and enduring look at modern moviemaking, the business of Hollywood, and one of the greatest films of all time.


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