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Visual Futurist: The Art & Life of Syd Mead (2006)

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Enter the world of Syd Mead, legendary 'Visual Futurist' behind such films as 'Blade Runner', 'TRON', 'Aliens', '2010', and experience his Art like never before. Explore his life and career... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Michael Deeley Michael Deeley ... Self
Bob Gurr Bob Gurr ... Self
Katherine Haber ... Self
Chuck Jordan Chuck Jordan ... Self
James Knight James Knight ... Self
Steven Lisberger ... Self
Syd Mead ... Self
Nathan Proch Nathan Proch ... Self
Paul Sammon Paul Sammon ... Self
C. Orval Selders C. Orval Selders ... Self
Roger Servick Roger Servick ... Self
Dyan Sublett Dyan Sublett ... Self
Richard Taylor Richard Taylor ... Self
Gene Winfield Gene Winfield ... Self


Enter the world of Syd Mead, legendary 'Visual Futurist' behind such films as 'Blade Runner', 'TRON', 'Aliens', '2010', and experience his Art like never before. Explore his life and career spanning the entire design spectrum from his early beginnings at Ford, and designing consumer products for Philips, to 747 interiors in the Middle East, including a yacht for Donald Trump. This feature length documentary offers a compelling portrait of a man revered around the world, and a detailed look into the world of design, including work by the artist which has never been seen, until now. Includes interviews with Michael Deeley, Producer 'Blade Runner'; Steven Lisberger, Director 'TRON'; Katy Haber, Production Executive 'Blade Runner'; Richard Taylor, Effects Supervisor 'TRON'; Gene Winfield, Car Builder 'Blade Runner'; Paul M. Sammon, Author 'Future Noir'; Bob Gurr, Famed Disney Imagineer; Chuck Jordan, Design Chief, General Motors, and many more... Written by JAM64

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Release Date:

1 June 2007 (USA) See more »


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$25,000 (estimated)
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Sledgehammer Films See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Director approached Syd Mead via e-mail through his own website about the possibility of doing a documentary on his life and career. It happened to be on one of the days that the site's e-mails were checked, and the Director received an immediately favorable response from Syd Mead's business manager, Roger Servick. The Director and Syd Mead met exactly one week later, and the rest is history. See more »

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29 January 2013 | by Mikie220See all my reviews

Extremely interesting and very visual. This was an eye opening film about not only Syd Mead's background and experience but also his inner most thought processes and approach to the artistic challenges he has conquered.

His credibility as a powerhouse of creativity, imagination, concept and final design is reinforced by the testimonials from some of the biggest names in the film industry.

It is visually stimulating, educational, and would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of sci-fi, and to anyone interested in getting into the industrial design or motion picture industry.

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