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Blade Runner Revisited > 3.6 Gigapixels

by Paul Strauss

1982’s Blade Runner is one of the all-time greatest science fiction movies, inspiring the scenic design, costumes, cinematography and plotlines of many films that would follow. We’re even starting to get technology that mimics that seen in the film, like the Lytro – a camera which lets you refocus images after you take them and light-up umbrellas. Still no flying cars – yet.

This short tribute film, by artist François Vautier, was created by extracting 167,819 individual frames of the film, then combining them into a massive moving montage that measures about 60,000 pixels wide. In total, the image is comprised of about 3.6 gigapixels.

Its creator says the film was inspired by the scene in which Deckard uses the Esper machine to zoom into and move around a physical photograph to search for clues:

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