Blade Runner as film noir

Thanks to our colleague and friend Daniel Nina, we saw the movie Blade Runner for the first time in the spring of 2006 (Prof Nina had organized an open-air screening of the film at the Eugenio Maria de Hostos Law School in Mayaguez, P.R. that year), and we were so impressed with the movie that we wrote an essay (in Spanish) on the role of the “Immortal Game” in the movie and the relevance of this chess match to law and legal strategy. Now, thanks to Jason Kottke, we discovered this beautiful “film noir” trailer or preview for the movie, a trailer created by Chet Desmond. In the words of Kottke: “Blade Runner was made by Ridley Scott partly as an homage to classic film noir movies like The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, and The Woman in the Window. This trailer turns the noir factor up to 11; aside from a shot or two here and there, it portrays a film that could have been made in the 40s.”

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