The futuristic city in Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi Blade Runner (1982) was greatly influenced at the time by Hong Kong. Photo: Alamy

Blade Runner in 2019 – what did it get right about Hong Kong life today and how great was its influence on science fiction?

  • Its grimy, rain-lashed, neon-lit street scenes inspired by Hong Kong, dystopian thriller Blade Runner, made in 1982, is set in November 2019 – our past now
  • How much does the Hong Kong of today have in common with the future Ridley Scott’s film envisioned 37 years ago?
Topic |   American films

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The futuristic city in Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi Blade Runner (1982) was greatly influenced at the time by Hong Kong. Photo: Alamy
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(From left) Daniel Craig, LaKeith Stanfield and Noah Segan star in Knives Out. Photo: Claire Folger/Lionsgate.

Knives Out director Rian Johnson on revamping the whodunnit for the modern era

  • Johnson did not play by the rules by having a conventional ending and instead made it a ‘whydunit’, with droll social commentary throughout
  • Star-studded cast including Daniel Craig and Chris Evans also had a great time making it, which shows in their performances
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(From left) Daniel Craig, LaKeith Stanfield and Noah Segan star in Knives Out. Photo: Claire Folger/Lionsgate.
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