Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Pre-screening discussion with the film's art director David L. Snyder, set decorator Linda DeScenna, and chief model maker Mark Stetson.

Selected by the Production Design Branch.

The design team of Lawrence G. Paull, David L. Snyder, and Linda DeScenna helped create one of cinema’s most indelible and imaginative visualizations of the city of the future (in this case, the Los Angeles of 2019) in this science-fiction noir, directed by Ridley Scott and adapted from the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? which has become a classic in the forty years since its release. The film was nominated for Art Direction and for its Visual Effects, which are as seamlessly convincing as the day it premiered.

DIRECTOR: Ridley Scott. WRITTEN BY: Hampton Fancher, David Peoples. CAST: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Joanna Cassidy. 1982/2007. 117 min. USA. Color. Scope. English. DCP.

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This program is made possible by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Program in Public Understanding of Science and Technology.

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation.