Twenty-seven years after it was made

I finally saw Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (thank you, Melissa). The best part? The costumes. No question.

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My favourites were the ones that looked like the designers envisioned the future with a forties influence through the eyes of the eighties.

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No wonder Charles Knode and Michael Kaplan won the BAFTA award for best costume design in 1983.

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The looks were edgy and elegant. The perfect combination.

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  • Reply Justin P May 12, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    One of my greatest pleasures is discovering what the future looked like in a particular era. I once picked up “The Reader’s Digest Book of Facts” from 1983 at a book sale. It was a single-volume book of everything, presumably designed in case a nuclear holocaust resulted in collective amnesia. Anyway, in the automotive section, the “what cars will look like in the future” picture was a concept drawing of a Ford Probe that wouldn’t see production for another six years.
    Some predictions can be so off the mark, while others are eerily accurate. In either case, context changes everything.

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