20 Things You Somehow Missed In Blade Runner

19. "Americans Bad"

Blade Runner
Warner Bros.

Although it caused all manner of on-set tension at the time, Ridley Scott's meticulous attention to detail means that an inordinate amount of time is spent crafting both a movie's sets and the world they represent. Even if most of this stuff never makes it onto the screen, he wants that level of depth in his films.

As such, Blade Runner presents Los Angeles (And by extension the United States) as a surprisingly diverse setting. Background noise can be heard in a number of different languages, with the implication being that globalisation has merged virtually all cultures into one diverse blob.

One of the best examples can be seen in some graffiti outside Hannibal Chew's lab. Written on the door in Japanese is the phrase "Chūgoku no yoi Amerika warui" or, as it translates into English "Chinese good, Americans bad."

In addition, many of the street signs are written in both English and Spanish.

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