“Blade Runner 2049” has come under intense scrutiny since its unveiling, with the film receiving lackluster reviews and even leading to the family of the late Roger Deakins, who is also responsible for some of the most acclaimed cinematography in cinema history, to call the film “a lie.” Scott responded to the family’s criticism.
In a recent interview with the New York Times, Scott said that he wasn’t trying to deceive anyone with the film, and is sorry if that impression is left with the audience.
“Don’t worry about it,” Scott said. “It was my intent to tell the truth about what happened in the world that they discovered. That’s not a lie. When it comes to a tale, if people know about the style, they can make their own judgment on the truth.”
Scott went on to speak about the moment in the film when Harrison Ford finds himself being visited by a mysterious otherworldly woman (played by Rachel Weisz) who hands him a script that isn’t about Blade Runner 2049, but a murder mystery — far away from where Ford’s Rick Deckard is.
“I thought, ‘I can show you a movie,’” Scott said. “The whole time they’re saying they are not telling me what to do, which is what the florist, the waiter did. I mean, how they’re behaving.”
Read the full story at The New York Times.
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