I met David L. Snyder and the rest of the art department at the Ridley Scott Retrospective. After Ridley Scott's Q&A we all met outside the theatre and talked about getting together again sometime soon. It would give me a chance to meet again with David Snyder, Tom Southwell, and Stephen Dane. Recently I called David L. Snyder and we talked about a possible meeting and interview.
He also wanted to talk to me about a prop that he has had since the filming for "Blade Runner" wrapped in 1981. The prop was the Captain Bryant desk. The one that Emmet Walsh used in his office at police headquarters. It was at this desk that Captain Bryant utters
"You know the score pal. When you're not cop, you're little people."
It seems Mr. Snyder has had the desk for all these years and now it is time to find it another home. The Museum of Moving Images has contacted him about the desk, but at this point he would like to see it in the hands of a Blade Runner fan and collector.
I asked if he had any photographs of the desk in the film. He said he did not, but did have copies of the storyboards, drawn by the late Sherman Labby, showing the scene in which the desk appeared. The original storyboards had long been destroyed and these copies were probably the only ones in existence.
The storyboard images are available here for you to view, but have been marked in an effort to deter further distribution. I want to thank Mr. Snyder for sharing them with Bladezone.
Please contact me if you have any interest in the desk. I am sure Mr. Snyder will write a letter of authenticity. Any reasonable offer will be considered.