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#1 Phillip Mosness

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 10:03 PM

Can't seem to link the article but it's on Variety today


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#2 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 10:08 PM

IMDb would seem to agree with them...


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#3 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 10:55 PM

Not sure the world really needs a sequel to 'Blade Runner' but good to know it's in good hands, cinematography-wise.

I thought the recent 'Ex Machina' worked as a great unofficial prequel to 'BR'. What a great film!
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#4 Jaan Shenberger

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 05:57 AM

A little off topic, but I recently watched the director's cut of Legend on blu-ray (transferred from an answer print)… I was shocked to feel that it's visually and atmospherically on par with Blade Runner. Lighting and production design are really superb. The theatrical cut is pretty bad though… no wonder it's been largely forgotten.


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#5 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 08:10 AM

Not sure the world really needs a sequel to 'Blade Runner'...

 

It absolutely does not.  One of the main reasons its remained such a classic is because of all of the philosophical questions it leaves the viewer to ponder.


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#6 Mark Dunn

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 08:18 AM

Nor did we need a po-faced remake of Robocop, just another dumb shoot-em-up. The point was that Robocop was a clever shoot-em-up.

Not that I've seen it, I haven't been to the pictures since Casino Royale and can you blame me?

(No, not the one with Woody Allen).


Edited by Mark Dunn, 21 May 2015 - 08:19 AM.

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#7 JD Hartman

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 02:40 PM

Can't possibly turn out worse than the remake of Total Recall.


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#8 Leon Liang

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 03:42 PM

I guess most of us are only seeing it because of Roger Deakins. Which is quite a sufficient reason in itself.
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#9 John E Clark

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 04:26 PM

I'm in the 'nothing is sacred' camp. To be sure, some remakes don't measure up to either 'original' or even current standards... but I don't think that's a reason not to redo something.

 

At the moment, "Fury Road"(2015) is doing well, and receiving an IMDB 8.8 rating. I've not seen it, that's this weekends activity I think. Then again it is not an actual 'remake'... but 'another story' in that Mad Max world.


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#10 Freya Black

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 06:03 PM

Roger Deakins may mean that it will be shot on the Alexa and I'm not sure if that will work but I guess we will find out.


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#11 Leon Liang

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 06:06 PM

Roger Deakins may mean that it will be shot on the Alexa and I'm not sure if that will work but I guess we will find out.


He also shot 'Skyfall' and 'Prisoners' on the Alexa. I'm quite sure that it will work.
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#12 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 06:09 PM

Roger Deakins may mean that it will be shot on the Alexa and I'm not sure if that will work but I guess we will find out.

 

No offense to Roger Deakins, but after seeing the original projected on 35mm in Cinerama...nothing can beat that.


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#13 Robert Glenn

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 08:03 PM

I'm not really wanting this sequel to happen


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#14 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 12:06 AM

Second Godfather was as good or better than the first.. and the second star wars was better than first.. BUT then they both went to soup in a basket .. 


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#15 Leon Liang

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 12:34 AM

Second Godfather was as good or better than the first.. and the second star wars was better than first.. BUT then they both went to soup in a basket .. 

But they're saying that Harrison Ford is appearing in this, which defeats the purpose of the questions asked in the original. That didn't happen in Godfather or Star Wars.
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#16 Giray Izcan

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 01:01 AM

You never know. He shot the last Cohen Brothers movie on 35mm. He might do the same with this one as well.
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#17 Leon Liang

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 02:05 AM

You never know. He shot the last Cohen Brothers movie on 35mm. He might do the same with this one as well.


It would be interesting to see him not only use 35mm but also shoot in anamorphic - the anamorphic flares had a significant effect in the original.

Edited by Leon Liang, 22 May 2015 - 02:05 AM.

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#18 Freya Black

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 03:17 AM

He also shot 'Skyfall' and 'Prisoners' on the Alexa. I'm quite sure that it will work.

 

I know but Blade Runner is a very different project and a very high bar was set by the original movie.

I'm sure Mr Dearkins will do great work, I just don't think the Alexa is up to the job.

 

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#19 Leon Liang

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 03:19 AM

 
I know but Blade Runner is a very different project and a very high bar was set by the original movie.
I'm sure Mr Dearkins will do great work, I just don't think the Alexa is up to the job.
 
Freya


Guess you're right. Now that I think about it, 'Blade Runner' really does need to be shot on film.
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#20 Chris Burke

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 06:36 AM

Hollywood can't really do much but sequels and reboots. Perhaps I am a pariah, but I am not a big fan of Roger Deakins. Everyone celebrates him, but he just doesn't grab me the way he does many. In terms of cinematography, my tastes are wide from Maya Deren to Freddie Francis, but roger doesn't do anything for me. To be honest, if someone else was going to shoot it, I would be more excited about watching this film. As it has been said already in this thread, nothing is sacred. Isn't that a huge problem?
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