I’ve posted previously about Blade Runner, which I regard as the second best Science Fiction movie in the history of cinema. There was a realism, a depth, to the design which went beyond the "staging" you see in many movies. That is thanks to the work of Visual Futurist Syd Mead.
Thanks to Drawn! blog for leading me to these BoingBoing TV interviews with Syd Mead. After a brief review of his career, and thoughts on car design, he discusses the reasoning behind the world of Blade Runner, as seen in the movie, and some concepts which didn’t make it.