Welcome to another edition of the OFF-WORLD NEWS Digest.
In the news ...
- Roger Deakins wins Cinematography Oscar for Blade Runner 2049. Roger A. Deakins has long been considered one of the best cinematographers in the world, but while he’s being nominated for 13 Oscars, he had yet to win. That changed when Deakins won for Achievement in Cinematography for his work on Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049. More HERE.
- 'Blade Runner 2049' Wins Best Visual Effects. It was the second Academy Award for Blade Runner 2049's VFX supervisor John Nelson, who previously won for Gladiator in 2001. It was the first Oscar for Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert, and Richard R. Hoover. More HERE.
- Deckard's Dog in 'Blade Runner 2049' Wins Inaugural Palm Dog USA in the Year of the Dog. The Palm Dog, the cinematic canine competition that has become a mutt-hailing mainstay of the Cannes Film Festival, held its first ever awards ceremony in the U.S. The whiskey-drinking dog star of Blade Runner 2049 has won the inaugural Palm Dog USA award. The performance of Bo, the canine pal of Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), captured the judge’s imagination as the Palm Dog Awards made its US debut. Palm Dog Jury chair Toby Rose said: “The fate of Deckard’s whiskey-drinking dog may remain a mystery. But to the judges, it was an exemplary performance showing the importance of the canine-human relationship even in a replicant’s world.” [Source HERE.]
- Film Series: The Blade Runner Saga, at the Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106. March 17–18
Thirty-five years after the release of Blade Runner, the visual language of contemporary science fiction is still drawing from the dark and rainy vision of Los Angeles set in an imagined future. This past year saw a direct continuation of that vision with Blade Runner 2049, trading rain for the snow to suit Canadian director Denis Villeneuve's sensibilities as he pushed past the legacy left by the original, asking new questions and expanding the scope both technically and emotionally. Both films are presented here on the big screen, including Ridley Scott's definitive Final Cut (2007).
On view in the Behind the Screen galleries is the Tyrell Corporation model, used in the original Blade Runner. More HERE.
Now for some articles, art, music, videos, podcasts, and some miscellaneous!
- Antonio Sant’Elia: The futurist architect whose drawings inspired Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner”
- How I tried to crack the mysterious case of Frank Lloyd Wright's Los Angeles houses
- Where Blade Runner began: 50 years of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
- Lessons on robots from the book that inspired Blade Runner
- Whose Dystopia Is It Anyway?
|"Blade Runner" by Marko Manev|
|"Blade Runner" by Chris Koehler|
1:6 "Zhora" Handmade Limited Edition Art Figure
"Zhora" is a handmade limited edition art figure sculpted and painted by S. Pettersen. This special release will include an autographed COA by Zhora herself, actress Joanna Cassidy! More HERE!
Abdul Ben Hassan T-shirt
From Last Exit to Nowhere
From Framestore: Visual effects artist Philip Harris-Genois, Modeler at RodeoFX, Modeling Lecturer at NAD, was part of the team who modeled Las Vegas sequence for the movie Blade Runner 2049 while working at Framestore. More HERE.
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