Nelson Coates

Production designer and art director, production designer for “On the Basis of Sex”

Production designer and art director, production designer for “On the Basis of Sex”

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The 1982 cult movie   Blade Runner   had an unforgettable look: a dark, dirty Los Angeles with brooding streetscapes filled with a jangle of architectural styles and ominous vehicles…

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