History Film / BladeRunner

24th Jul '17 12:08:30 PM WillKeaton
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''Blade Runner'' was loosely based on the Creator/PhilipKDick novel ''Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'', with Dick's approval. The title itself comes from the novel ''The Bladerunner'' by Alan E. Nourse[[note]]though in a roundabout fashion; the writer Hampton Fancher, took it from the Creator/WilliamSBurroughs book ''Blade Runner: A Movie'', an unfilmed script which was originally meant to be a treatment of Nourse's novel but became its own novella[[/note]]. Other than the title, the movie has nothing to do with ''The Bladerunner''. It just [[RuleOfCool sounded cool]].

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''Blade Runner'' was loosely based on the Creator/PhilipKDick novel ''Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'', with Dick's approval. The title itself comes from the novel ''The Bladerunner'' by Alan E. Nourse[[note]]though Nourse.[[note]]though in a roundabout fashion; the writer Hampton Fancher, took it from the Creator/WilliamSBurroughs book ''Blade Runner: A Movie'', an unfilmed script which was originally meant to be a treatment of Nourse's novel but became its own novella[[/note]]. novella.[[/note]] Other than the title, the movie has nothing to do with ''The Bladerunner''. It just [[RuleOfCool sounded cool]].
18th Jul '17 8:18:02 PM TropesForever
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* BowtiesAreCool: Gaff wears one and looks like a smooth pimp daddy doing it.
12th Jul '17 7:58:11 AM eroock
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* ActionSurvivor: While Deckard has the definite reputation of a MemeticBadass, he shows monumental difficulty in his fights against the replicants. A JustifiedTrope, as they are top of the line, highly advanced Cyborgs, with two designed for military use. Not to mention, Deckard's reputation [[spoiler:may just be implanted memories[[note]]Which has the effect of turning his ability as a Blade Runner into a bit of an InformedAbility, as if he actually ''is'' a replicant himself, he should be just as capable as they are - there's no way a replicant Blade Runner would have some sort of "keep your abilities within human norms" inhibitor, the whole point is for him to be equally capable[[/note]].]]
12th Jul '17 3:09:07 AM AmuckCricetine
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* ActionSurvivor: While Deckard has the definite reputation of a MemeticBadass, he shows monumental difficulty in his fights against the replicants. A JustifiedTrope, as they are top of the line, highly advanced Cyborgs, with two designed for military use. Not to mention, Deckard's reputation [[spoiler:may just be implanted memories[[note]]Which has the effect of turning his ability as a Blade Runner into a bit of an InformedAbility, as if he actually ''is'' a replicant himself, he should be just as capable as they are - there's no way a replicant Blade Runner would have some sort of "keep your abilities within human norms" inhibitor, the whole point is for him to be equally capable[[/note]].]]
18th Jun '17 2:15:11 AM Mullane
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''Blade Runner'' is a [[GenreBusting genre-bending]] 1982 ScienceFiction film starring Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/RutgerHauer, Creator/SeanYoung, Edward James Olmos and Creator/DarylHannah, that borrows stylistic elements from FilmNoir and HardboiledDetective fiction. Set in a [[{{Dystopia}} dystopian]] [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near-future]] CityNoir version of Los Angeles, it established much of the tone and flavour of the CyberPunk movement and the film style of [[TheFutureIsNoir Tech Noir]]. It is a highly intelligent film, visually stunning, meticulously detailed and features a seriously great script.

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''Blade Runner'' is a [[GenreBusting genre-bending]] 1982 ScienceFiction film starring Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/RutgerHauer, Creator/SeanYoung, Edward James Olmos Creator/EdwardJamesOlmos and Creator/DarylHannah, that borrows stylistic elements from FilmNoir and HardboiledDetective fiction. Set in a [[{{Dystopia}} dystopian]] [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near-future]] CityNoir version of Los Angeles, it established much of the tone and flavour of the CyberPunk movement and the film style of [[TheFutureIsNoir Tech Noir]]. It is a highly intelligent film, visually stunning, meticulously detailed and features a seriously great script.
10th Jun '17 12:44:48 PM WarriorsGate
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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: The book spends some time laying the foundation for a seemingly-human police officer actually being a secret android in 21st-century California. [[spoiler:Though Ridley Scott insists he intended his Deckard to be a replicant, all references explaining how and why an illegal artificial human would be on the LAPD payroll were removed for the film.]]
** The Deckard of the novel's true nature isn't nearly as up for debate as in the film, however. He is explicitly stated to be human, having passed the Voight-Kampff test.

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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: The book spends some time laying the foundation for a seemingly-human police officer actually being a secret android in 21st-century California. [[spoiler:Though California [[spoiler: when Deckard comes across another bounty hunter he suspects of being an android operating out of a secret police station, which turns out to be a waypoint on an underground railroad for escaped androids set up by the Rosen (renamed "Tyrell" for the film) Corporation. However, despite Ridley Scott insists insisting he intended his Deckard to be a replicant, all references to this subplot explaining how and why an illegal artificial human would be on the LAPD payroll were removed for the film.]]
** The Deckard of the novel's true nature isn't nearly as up for debate as in the film, however. He is explicitly stated to be human, having passed the Voight-Kampff test.
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8th May '17 10:34:27 PM Kadorhal
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* CyberPunk: Mostly an UnbuiltTrope, the film is essentially a FilmNoir set in a future dystopia, which is very common in CyberPunk stories. It has been a major influence on CyberPunk and science-fiction settings in general for decades. Ironically, Creator/WilliamGibson was in the process of writing his seminal CyberPunk novel ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'' when he personally saw the film himself and noted the strong similarity, which greatly shocked him. He was afraid he'd be accused of ripping the film off.

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* CyberPunk: Mostly an UnbuiltTrope, the film is essentially a FilmNoir set in a future dystopia, which is very common in CyberPunk cyberpunk stories. It has been a major influence on CyberPunk cyberpunk and science-fiction settings in general for decades. Ironically, Creator/WilliamGibson was in the process of writing his seminal CyberPunk cyberpunk novel ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'' when he personally saw the film himself and noted the strong similarity, which greatly shocked him. He was afraid he'd be accused of ripping the film off.



* CyberpunkWithAChanceOfRain: ''Blade Runner'' is [[TropeCodifier probably responsible]] for associating CyberPunk settings with constantly rainy weather in popular imagination.

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* CyberpunkWithAChanceOfRain: ''Blade Runner'' is [[TropeCodifier probably responsible]] for associating CyberPunk cyber punk settings with constantly rainy weather in popular imagination.
6th May '17 3:22:47 AM eroock
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** The sound heard when is Roy gouging Tyrell's eyes and crushing his skull.

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** The sound heard when is Roy is gouging Tyrell's [[spoiler:Tyrell's]] eyes and crushing his skull.
5th May '17 11:00:05 AM hullflyer
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** The sound heard when Roy gouging Tyrell's eyes and crushing his skull.

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** The sound heard when is Roy gouging Tyrell's eyes and crushing his skull.
5th May '17 10:59:00 AM hullflyer
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** Also the sound when Roy breaks [[{{Fingore}} two of Deckard's fingers.

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** Also the sound when Roy breaks [[{{Fingore}} two of Deckard's fingers.fingers]].
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