Blade Runner 2049 (2017) dir. Denis Villeneuve
Roger is a master. If there’s a Mount Rushmore of DPs, he’d be right there in the middle. He goes about his work very modestly and quietly, but you learn so much from just looking. You realize that once you are in one of his shots, half your job is already done. – Ryan Gosling on Cinematographer Roger Deakins
Sometimes to love someone, you got to be a stranger.
“In the original Blade Runner, you felt the dirt that was coming out of ages. That was something I wanted to bring back. I wanted to make sure that we were as specifically true to film noir as the first movie was. I wanted the atmosphere to carry the beautiful melancholy that was so powerful in the first movie. I wanted the world to be one of bleakness and gloom but to have sparks of beauty, coming out of technology or humanity.” — Denis Villeneuve.