The circus performers of the title are generally portrayed in a humane and sympathetic light. Watch films on BFI Player. Find out about booking film programmes internationally. The danger faced by the real life sportsmen is vividly depicted with incredible technical skill. Appropriately enough, just like the rest of the film, the scene takes place during a bucketing downpour in Los Angeles. Education events at BFI Southbank. All those… moments… will be lost in time, like tears… in… rain.
It never rains but it pours at the movies, and never more so than in the rain-lashed future visions of Ridley Scott in the cult sci-fi classic Blade Runner.
Naked in the Rain
We move way, way back for a big reveal…. Directors Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. Myths abound about the filming — that it was shot in one take and that milk was mixed in with the water — but the truth is that it took three days to film and that the raindrops were made sufficiently visible on camera through the use of extensive backlighting. Production and development funding. Distribution and exhibition funding. Watch films on BFI Player. Read industry research and statistics.