Blade Runner, director Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece, is the greatest science-fiction movie ever made.
But what about Star Wars, dummy?
No. It is Blade Runner.
If you haven’t seen it–then my Lord, what are you doing, go watch the director’s cut version by any means possible–the movie follows Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who’s tasked with hunting down a gang of rogue androids. There is action. There is philosophy. And the whole dystopian cityscape looks like a brooding Impressionist painting. Which makes this tribute by artist Anders Ramsell, a 30-plus-minute “paraphrase” of the film done in more than 12,000 aquarelle paintings, especially moving. It’s the washed-out, surreal feeling the movie already cultivates, but reinterpreted. Like tears in rain.