Blade Runner and the Merits of Rain

Wise words we might all keep in mind from directly Ridley Scott on why there was so much rain in the scifi classic Blade Runner. For atmosphere? No:

Because you can’t make a spinner fly without a crank. That’s why it was raining in the shot, to hide the cables.

[via Wired]


  1. Brent Buckner says:

    Can’t recall the source for a line along the lines of “In _Terminator_, Cameron made a future so dark that you can’t see the wires”.

  2. On the same type of thing, gerry anderson, of thunderbirds puppets game – also tried to change the scanlines on TVs from horizonal to vertical.
    Because if you did, you wouldn’t see the lines holding and moving the puppets up.
    Ironically, it’s precisely the creative measures to hide what makes effects makes their art far more interesting that CGI laden films today that have no character.
    Also, in Bollywood films the films is there for the atmosphere, but I’m sure there’s a secret code that the only reason they do it is to see more of the ladies nipples in wet clothes on set.
    You know, like a we T-Shirt thingamejig type of thing.
    Ultimately, we are all slaves to the Nipple.