Film Noir Influences: The Replicant is D.O.A

The iconic Bradbury Building in Los Angeles is the scene of the climax in Rudolph Maté’s 1950 noir D.O.A and Ridley Scott’s cult sci-fi thriller Blade Runner (1983)…

The iconic Bradbury Building in Los Angeles is the scene of the climax in Rudolph Maté’s 1950 noir D.O.A and in Ridley Scott’s cult sci-fi thriller Blade Runner (1983).  Doomed Frank Bigelow in D.O.A is metaphorically as committed in vengefully hunting down his cosmic creator as the replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner.

4 thoughts on “Film Noir Influences: The Replicant is D.O.A”

  1. This same Bradbury building you note here Tony was employed for the setting of the most celebrated original OUTER LIMITS episode of “Demon With A Glass Hand” with Robert Culp, my absolute favorite hour of the classic show. Obviously it’s usage pre-dated the production of BLADE RUNNER by a number of years, but D.O.A. was first out of the gate. It’s one of the most famous on location sets, and it’s been an inspiration for the directors who relish it’s myriad construction and brooding atmospherics.

    Great caps here!

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  2. The Bradbury building is one of those sets that over the years has become just about as famous as the movies that were filmed at it. I am wondering if it might still be standing, and if so if another filmmaker might not be inspired to film there.

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