Certainly, his work on Blade Runner 2049 merits all the accolades it's been getting in early reviews.
Don't expect anything earth-shattering with the performance by Ford as Deckard. Somehow, thanks to Deakins and his artful eye, this film is more Blade Runner than even Blade Runner. Like in both the original Blade Runner and his own previous directorial efforts, Villeneuve prefers to use slow-burn drama in Blade Runner 2049 as a way to build up tension (aided through very precise use of sound and silence) before delivering more intense bursts of action and/or violence. "And of course, I never realised that the awakening of the science fiction universe, over many, many films, would get so large".
This is a more mainstream Blade Runner, a Blade Runner more conscious of its blockbuster status but still able to create a lovely, dark and twisted futuristic world and poignant storyline (my heart went out to Gosling's K in a way it never did to Deckard) within that format, palatably delivering its tale to a wider audience.
Legendary Red Wings announcer Dave Strader loses battle with cancer
Strader is survived by his wife, Colleen, three sons (Christopher, Casey and Trevor), and two grandchildren (Sydney and Charles). Strader was the play-by-play voice for the Coyotes for four seasons and the Panthers for two seasons before joining NBC in 2011.
Asked by the Associated Press what it took to get him to star in a new Blade Runner film he said, "A really good script and then they followed it with bags of money, what would you imagine?" Though the Best Cinematography category on the Oscar ballot lists the film's title, not the director of photography, it was hard for an in-the-know Deakins voter to determine which horse to back. But I also felt that I saw something that was so distant from the original in story, style, and structure that it's unfair to connect them.
But hey - it's not BLADE RUNNER. Its cast includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Hiam Abbass, Barkhad Abdi, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Jared Leto, Edward James Olmos, and Robin Wright.
Last night I was transported to one of the most handsome, striking and astonishing places I've ever been and I'm still trying to make sense of it all today.
Blade Runner 2049 begins playing in US theaters on Thursday evening, October 5th.