History Trivia / BladeRunner

19th May '16 8:25:15 PM DavidDelony
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* AccidentallyAccurate: When Batty and Tyrell are arguing about how to prolong a Replicant's lifespan, Batty mentions something called "EMS". Tyrell says they already tried "Ethyl methanesulfonate" unsuccessfully. Ethyl methanesulfonate ''is'' an actual organic compound with mutagenic qualities, used in genetics. The scriptwriter later admitted he did no research for the conversation and the mention of a real compound in the TechnoBabble was coincidental.
3rd Apr '16 11:05:32 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Edward James Olmos in the role that made him famous (well, sort of) as Gaff. He only appears about three times, but he's got the [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes best outfit in the movie]] and gets one of its last, and best, lines. If [[spoiler:Deckard is a replicant himself]], Gaff is presumably his human handler and the model for some of his fake memories.
** Bryant is played by M. Emmet Walsh, who's been one of the ultimate 'That Guy's' over countless films, usually playing some sort of sleazy, amoral character.
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the [[VideoGame/BladeRunner 1997 video game]]:
** Crystal Steele is voiced by Lisa Edelstein
** Rachael, Leon, Tyrell, Chew, and J.F. Sebastian are all voiced by the cast members of the film. The only exception is Gaff.
4th Mar '16 5:25:19 AM erforce
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** Some of the Lord of Darkness' palace interiors from ''Film/{{Legend}}'' (most notably, the huge, spiraling columns) were featured in this film.

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** Some of the Lord of Darkness' palace interiors from ''Film/{{Legend}}'' ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}'' (most notably, the huge, spiraling columns) were featured in this film.
8th Dec '15 12:54:04 PM Morgenthaler
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** Some cities, [[https://www.google.com/search?q=shanghai+looks+like+blade+runner particularly]] {{Shanghai}}, look more and more like ''Blade Runner'' every year.

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** Some cities, [[https://www.google.com/search?q=shanghai+looks+like+blade+runner particularly]] {{Shanghai}}, UsefulNotes/{{Shanghai}}, look more and more like ''Blade Runner'' every year.
16th Nov '15 4:06:00 PM KenKevinStriker
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** Test screenings were sharply divided over the tone of the film. The producers themselves called the voiceovers 'dull', and Ford himself was not a fan of them. Ford cops later to trying to make them dull in the hopes they were removed. In the initial theatrical release, they stayed in (but were removed in later cuts on home video.)

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** Test screenings were sharply divided over the tone of the film. The producers themselves called the voiceovers 'dull', and Ford himself was not a fan of them. Ford cops later to trying to make them dull in the hopes they were removed. In the initial theatrical release, they stayed in (but were removed in later cuts on home video.the Director's and Final Cuts of the film.)
8th Oct '15 10:14:05 AM fauxtoast
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** The original screenwriter, Hampton Fancher, was eventually distanced from his script for being too protective, and David Peoples created the script that eventually filmed.

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** The original screenwriter, Hampton Fancher, was eventually distanced from his script for being too protective, and David Peoples created the script that eventually was filmed.



** The Director of Photography, Jordan Cronenwith, suffered from Parkinson's disease and during the shoot was very weak and worked in a great deal of pain, by the final month of shooting, he was working from a wheelchair.

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** The Director of Photography, Jordan Cronenwith, suffered from Parkinson's disease and during the shoot was very weak and worked in a great deal of pain, by pain; By the final month of shooting, he was working from a wheelchair.
8th Oct '15 10:12:54 AM fauxtoast
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** A critical financier dropped at at the eleventh hour, leading to some desperate deals shortly before production began.

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** A critical financier dropped at went bankrupt at the eleventh hour, leading to some desperate deals shortly before production began.



** The Director of Photography, Jordan Cronenwith, suffered from Parkinson's disease and during the shoot was very weak and worked in a great deal of pain.

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** The Director of Photography, Jordan Cronenwith, suffered from Parkinson's disease and during the shoot was very weak and worked in a great deal of pain.pain, by the final month of shooting, he was working from a wheelchair.
2nd Oct '15 2:08:31 PM fauxtoast
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* TroubledProduction: For a film now considered a sci-fi classic, it's creation was a difficult process:

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* TroubledProduction: For a film now considered a sci-fi classic, it's its creation was a difficult process:
2nd Oct '15 2:07:51 PM fauxtoast
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* TroubledProduction: One of the most (in)famous in movie history.

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* TroubledProduction: One For a film now considered a sci-fi classic, it's creation was a difficult process:
** The original screenwriter, Hampton Fancher, was eventually distanced from his script for being too protective, and David Peoples created the script that eventually filmed.
** A critical financier dropped at at the eleventh hour, leading to some desperate deals shortly before production began.
** Harrison Ford often went between impatient and bored during production.
** Sean Young was cast by Scott for her Ava Gardner-esque looks, although many preferred another actress, Nina Axelrod. Young was unknown and also inexperienced, which seemed at times to annoy Harrison Ford.
** Scott made comments during the shoot that he preferred working with UK crews (as he did with ''Alien'') which annoyed the mostly American crew.
** Scott, coming from advertising and by his own admittance very controlling over visuals, made Art Director David Snyder's position practically moot.
** The Director of Photography, Jordan Cronenwith, suffered from Parkinson's disease and during the shoot was very weak and worked in a great deal of pain.
** Scott took multiple takes for seemingly innocuous scenes, leading one to wonder if he was really looking for the right look, or just infuriating his producers.
** Test screenings were sharply divided over the tone
of the most (in)famous film. The producers themselves called the voiceovers 'dull', and Ford himself was not a fan of them. Ford cops later to trying to make them dull in movie history.the hopes they were removed. In the initial theatrical release, they stayed in (but were removed in later cuts on home video.)
10th Aug '15 9:32:51 PM timotaka
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* ScienceMarchesOn: Tyrell's explanation to Roy for why the DNA of a mature replicant can't be altered effectively doesn't stand up to modern understanding of genetics. Then again, this might be intentional, as the script hints that Tyrell may be lying about there being no possibility of lifting the lifespan limitation.
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