Featured: Blade Runner 2049 ….give Roger Deakins an Oscar please!
If you’ve ever listened to the InSession Film Podcast, you’ll know we are *huge* fans of director Denis Villeneuve. From Incendies to Sicario to Arrival this year, he’s a director easily batting 1.000 for us. Not only is he perfect at the plate, but he’s knocking out home-runs left and right. So, to hear that he is taking on the Blade Runner sequel is pretty exciting. If you ask us, he’s a director that understands character and how to build understated approach. Simply, he will fit in perfectly in the Blade Runner world.
That said, this post isn’t to rave more about Villeneuve, even though I’m already guilty of that. I want to talk about the cinematographer Roger Deakins, who has worked with Villeneuve before on Sicario and Prisoners. He has created some of the beautiful and riveting cinematography in his career and will no doubt go down as one of the best. The man has been nominated for 13 Oscars with ZERO wins. How in the world is that possible!? Sure, one could argue that maybe in all those losses there was a “more” deserving winner. But one could argue that he did deserve to win on a few of those occasions. Either way, the man has been nominated countless times and needs that gold on his mantle.
After watching the trailer below, how in the world can he be beaten for this work? Surely, there isn’t anything that could possibly beat this correct? Regardless of how the film turns out, the imagery in STUNNING. So, together, join me as we all sing; GIVE ROGER DEAKINS AN OSCAR!