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.
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)”