"We used all kinds of unusual cart devices out in the street and under the
arcade and came up with strange shops that sell replicant animals. There are
obviously not many live animals left in this society. Obviously, we used real
animals posing as replicant animals, but we also used some stuffed animals.
Very bizzare, exotic types of people wander in and out of this whole
-Lawrence G. Paull
The mechanical ostrich--one of the unique creations from the production.
Ridley Scott's storyboards of the scene at the animoid mart, where expensive,
artificial animals are sold and where Deckard goes with the scale flake he's
found in Leon's apartment.
Deckard follows up one of his clues at the animoid mart, and begins to zero
in on Zhora, the exotic snake dancer.
Deckard discusses the snake scales he found in leon's apartment with a
synthetic snake maker.
"Not only did we have hundreds of extras, we had 50-60 vehicles, lighting
effects and moving mannequins. We had to create a red light district, a
hustle bustle scene, so it was a huge amount of coordination with background
action, cars moving, lights flashing and people moving. With Ridley's eye on
detail, everything had to be perfect. The wardrobe was incredible. Every
single secondhand store was looted by our wardrobe department to create the
effect of a multi-national, multi-racial society. We had tons of punks,
Blacks and Mexicans; we used Russian and Chinese army uniforms. There were
men dressed up as nuns, Hari Krishnas--a melange of absolutely every part of
society you could imagine."