Posts Tagged ‘Blade Runner’

Blade Runner: Aquarelle Edition

November 26, 2013

Blade Runner, a chilling film of the near future, was based upon a short story Do Androids Dream Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick.

Blade Runner Rachel

Blade Runner Rachel

Anders Ramsell has created his own version of Blade Runner, an animation of 12,597 water colour paintings.

Aquarelle is a French term for watercolour that refers specifically to paintings made with a transparent wash. You can’t fix an aquarelle by retouching or painting over a mistake. You have to get it right the first time.

Swedish artist Anders Ramsell painted each frame as a 1.5 x 3cm work of art. All 12,597 of them.

The effect is like listening to a short wave radio with the broadcast fading in and out, or one of the early TVs, where you had to keep moving the antenna, or watching through a silk curtain rippling in the breeze, or watching events unfold sitting on the bed of a stream with the current and a slight breeze rippling the surface.

The images have a surreal post-impressionist strip cartoon feel to them as they flicker past.

Anders Ramsell calls it ‘a 35 minute long paraphrase on the motion picture Blade Runner’.

Blade Runner – Tears in the Rain

June 13, 2012

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe.

Attack ships on fire
off the shoulder of Orion.

I’ve watched C-beams
glitter in the dark
near the Tannhäuser Gate.

All those moments
will be lost
in time
like tears in the rain.

[time to die]

From the film Blade Runner, adapted from Do Androids Dream Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick.

Blade Runner

June 8, 2012

I was hoping to find the film Blade Runner, instead found music by Vangelis with clips from the film Blade Runner.

I remember a friend inviting me round to watch this film some time in the 1980s. Directed by Ridley Scott, based on Do Androids Dream Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick, a very chilling and disturbing portrayal of the future into which we are sleepwalking.