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October 25, 2011 7:31 AM   Subscribe

Time-lapse video of Tokyo set to the Blade Runner soundtrack. That is all. (SLVimeo)
posted by spitefulcrow (20 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Seems like we've been distributed some future.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 7:38 AM on October 25, 2011


Where's my new and better life awaiting now?
posted by The Whelk at 7:45 AM on October 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm normally "Yeah yeah a Vimeo timelapse with a generic soundtrack" but this was really good.
posted by carter at 7:53 AM on October 25, 2011


Let me tell you about my mother.
posted by GavinR at 7:53 AM on October 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Where's my chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure?
posted by gen at 7:54 AM on October 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Describe in single words only the good things that come into your mind about... MetaFilter.
posted by gen at 7:55 AM on October 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


The inter // states one is really good too.
posted by carter at 7:57 AM on October 25, 2011


The entire set is one of the most mindblowing time-lapses I've ever seen. I, err, have been experimenting with time-lapse on my, errr, mobile phone, but obviously, this beats the shit out of what a crummy app can do. I mean, that moon and stars stuff in the background? Epic.
posted by the cydonian at 7:59 AM on October 25, 2011


Where's my new and better life awaiting now?

Where's my chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure?


See like: as a big Blade Runner fan as a kid, and somebody who used to repeat that phrase as a joke (in the voice and everything), and as a now 30-year-old guy in this world with everything what it is? That legitimately made me sad just now.
posted by penduluum at 8:03 AM on October 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


I've seen things you people wouldn't believe - Nyan Cat springs immediately to mind.
posted by panboi at 8:32 AM on October 25, 2011


If you like time-lapse videos, Tom Lowe's Timescapes series is also impressive.
posted by gen at 8:44 AM on October 25, 2011


I thought almost exactly the same thing years ago, that it was like something out of Blade Runner, taking the train over Mt. Ikoma towards Osaka at night. Of course, Ridley Scott used the nighttime landscape of Osaka to similar effect in Black Rain.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:46 AM on October 25, 2011


I actually found it kind of boring. Perhaps I've just seen so many timelapses and HDMI photos of Tokyo that it's not interesting to me. Mainly, I think it was just the composition. Distant shots of the city as a whole made most of the buildings seem unimpressive, compared to the megalithic structures in the movie itself. I think more closeups of areas that give that cyberpunk atmosphere would have been more effective. Or did that come later? I admit I gave up about halfway through when all I kept seeing were clouds floating over the city for the umpteenth time.
posted by PigAlien at 8:59 AM on October 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


This makes me want to go back to Japan.
posted by Uncle Ira at 9:22 AM on October 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


All these moments will be lost in time, like Tokyo in rain.
posted by jiawen at 10:12 AM on October 25, 2011


Also, I think what I said elsewhere is still true: Los Angeles 2019 = Taibei or Tokyo 2002 with more white people. Walking near the Train Station in Taibei, when it's raining, feels exactly like Blade Runner.
posted by jiawen at 10:25 AM on October 25, 2011


The making of the Blade Runner opening sequence.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 10:27 AM on October 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


if you like it watch this
posted by Tom-B at 10:32 AM on October 25, 2011


Is this testing whether I'm a replicant or a lesbian, Mr. spitefulcrow?
posted by kirkaracha at 4:44 PM on October 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


"Get up and go" by Stefan Werc.
posted by yz at 4:45 PM on October 25, 2011


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