Ridley Scott’s 1982 Blade Runner ( loosely based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick) presented a Los Angeles in November 2019 as dark and smog-ridden.

In the film’s  exterior scenes, the special effects unit created the large-scale digital signages by installing CRT screens into scaled-down model buildings.

Blade Runner Los Angeles 2019

In January 2013, low air pressure and low winds trap record levels of pollution in Beijing.

gbtimes.com posts on January 15 the photo below captioned: “Beijing’s pollution problems approach “Blade Runner.”  The Pangu building on January 12, 2013 (Source: CNS)”




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