History Trivia / BladeRunner

20th Dec '16 12:06:42 PM dieseldragons
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* InspirationForTheWork: According to WordIfGod the aesthetic sources for the film's futuristic setting of brilliant night lights and factories belching fire burning off waste gas, was the Port Talbot steelworks, the director having spent part of his childhood in Wales.

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* InspirationForTheWork: According to WordIfGod WordOfGod the aesthetic sources for the film's futuristic setting of brilliant night lights and factories belching fire burning off waste gas, was the Port Talbot steelworks, the director having spent part of his childhood in Wales.
20th Dec '16 12:05:37 PM dieseldragons
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* InspirationForTheWork: According to WordIfGod the aesthetic sources for the film's futuristic setting of brilliant night lights and factories belching fire burning off waste gas, was the Port Talbot steelworks, the director having spent part of his childhood in Wales.
17th Sep '16 2:11:30 PM DrOO7
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** AFIS100Years100Movies: #97

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** AFIS100Years100Movies: AFIS100Years100Movies10THAnniversaryEdition: #97
6th Sep '16 3:23:51 AM moloch
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** Creator/Moebius was offered the opportunity to assist in the pre-production, but he declined so that he could work on ''Film/TimeMasters'' - a decision that he later regretted.

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** Creator/Moebius Creator/{{Moebius}} was offered the opportunity to assist in the pre-production, but he declined so that he could work on ''Film/TimeMasters'' - a decision that he later regretted.
6th Sep '16 3:18:36 AM moloch
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** More solidified now in that it's generally agreed upon that Deckard is human in the theatrical cut and a replicant in the directors.
** According to Creator/MarkKermode the idea of Deckard being a replicant first arose from a misunderstanding between the screenwriters: One had written into the script a line about Deckard wondering about his own creator, which was intended as him comparing himself to replicants and the creator being God. The other writer thought this line meant Deckard was a replicant, and led to both thinking the other one put forth the idea first.

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** More solidified now in that it's generally agreed upon that the evidence suggests Deckard is human in the theatrical Theatrical cut and possibly a replicant in the directors.
Director's/Final cuts.
** According to Creator/MarkKermode the idea of Deckard being a replicant at all first arose from a misunderstanding between the screenwriters: One had written into the script a line about Deckard wondering about his own creator, which was intended as him comparing himself to replicants and the creator being God. The other writer thought this line meant Deckard was a replicant, and led to both thinking the other one put forth the idea first.
18th Jul '16 5:21:37 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/TommyLeeJones, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/JackNicholson, Creator/PaulNewman, Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/AlPacino, Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/WilliamDevane, Creator/RaulJulia, Creator/ScottGlenn, Creator/FredericForrest, Creator/RobertDuvall, Creator/JuddHirsch, Creator/CliffGorman, Creator/PeterFalk, Creator/NickNolte and Creator/ChristopherWalken were all considered for Deckard. Creator/MartinSheen was offered the role, but he turned it down, as he was exhausted, having come off ''Film/Apocalypse Now''.
** Pete Townshend was at one point asked to compose the music for the film. He declined due to his experiences on ''Film/Tommy''.

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** Creator/TommyLeeJones, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/JackNicholson, Creator/PaulNewman, Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/AlPacino, Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/WilliamDevane, Creator/RaulJulia, Creator/ScottGlenn, Creator/FredericForrest, Creator/RobertDuvall, Creator/JuddHirsch, Creator/CliffGorman, Creator/PeterFalk, Creator/NickNolte and Creator/ChristopherWalken were all considered for Deckard. Creator/MartinSheen was offered the role, but he turned it down, as he was exhausted, having come off ''Film/Apocalypse Now''.
''Film/ApocalypseNow''.
** [[Music/TheWho Pete Townshend Townshend]] was at one point asked to compose the music for the film. He declined due to his experiences on ''Film/Tommy''.''Film/{{Tommy}}''.
18th Jul '16 5:18:46 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorPreferredAdaptation: Creator/PhillipKDick felt that the film (at least, the director's cut, not the butchered theatrical version) was superior to its source material, his novel ''Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep?'', and was amazed at how the book was "escalated into such stunning dimensions."

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* CreatorPreferredAdaptation: Creator/PhillipKDick Creator/PhilipKDick felt that the film (at least, the director's cut, not the butchered theatrical version) was superior to its source material, his novel ''Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep?'', and was amazed at how the book was "escalated into such stunning dimensions."
18th Jul '16 5:17:24 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorPreferredAdaptation: Creator/PhillipKDick felt that the film (at least, the director's cut, not the butchered theatrical version) was superior to its source material, his novel ''Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep?'', and was amazed at how the book was "escalated into such stunning dimensions."
10th Jul '16 2:15:11 PM gewunomox
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** Music/PeteTownshend was at one point asked to compose the music for the film. He declined due to his experiences on ''Film/Tommy''.

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** Music/PeteTownshend Pete Townshend was at one point asked to compose the music for the film. He declined due to his experiences on ''Film/Tommy''.
6th Jul '16 2:16:44 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* WagTheDirector: Creator/HarrisonFord frequently argued with Creator/RidleyScott over whether or not Deckard is a replicant.

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* WagTheDirector: Creator/HarrisonFord Creator/HarrisonFord frequently argued with Creator/RidleyScott over whether or not Deckard is a replicant.



** Creator/TommyLeeJones, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/JackNicholson, Creator/PaulNewman, Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/AlPacino, Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/WilliamDevane, Creator/RaulJulia, Creator/ScottGlenn, Creator/FredericForrest, Creator/RobertDuvall, Creator/JuddHirsch, Creator/CliffGorman, Creator/PeterFalk, Creator/NickNolte and Creator/ChristopherWalken were all considered for Deckar. Creator/MartinSheen was offered the role, but he turned it down, as he was exhausted, having come off ''Film/Apocalypse Now''.

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** Creator/TommyLeeJones, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/JackNicholson, Creator/PaulNewman, Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/AlPacino, Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/WilliamDevane, Creator/RaulJulia, Creator/ScottGlenn, Creator/FredericForrest, Creator/RobertDuvall, Creator/JuddHirsch, Creator/CliffGorman, Creator/PeterFalk, Creator/NickNolte and Creator/ChristopherWalken were all considered for Deckar.Deckard. Creator/MartinSheen was offered the role, but he turned it down, as he was exhausted, having come off ''Film/Apocalypse Now''.



** In this initial script, the story focused less on human issues than it did on environmental issues and larger questions of God and mortality. It refers to replicants as "androids" and makes it clear that Deckard is human. The Voight-Kampff test can spot androids after five or six questions (not the thirty questions required in later drafts); Rachael is detected after thirteen questions, not a hundred. The sixth android, Mary, is present in this draft. Instead of finding Tyrell at the Tyrell building, Batty goes to Tyrell's mansion, and he kills Tyrell, along with his bodyguard, a maid, and his entire family; he later kills Sebastian. The androids in this script have no obvious reason to be on earth; there is nothing about them wanting to live longer, they are simply on earth killing people for no apparent reason. At the end of the script, Rachael kills herself, as she knows if she doesn't do it, Deckard will have to. The script ends with Deckard wandering into the desert with the intention of dying, but upon seeing a tortoise struggling to turn itself over, he decides to live on.

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** ** In this initial script, the story focused less on human issues than it did on environmental issues and larger questions of God and mortality. It refers to replicants as "androids" and makes it clear that Deckard is human. The Voight-Kampff test can spot androids after five or six questions (not the thirty questions required in later drafts); Rachael is detected after thirteen questions, not a hundred. The sixth android, Mary, is present in this draft. Instead of finding Tyrell at the Tyrell building, Batty goes to Tyrell's mansion, and he kills Tyrell, along with his bodyguard, a maid, and his entire family; he later kills Sebastian. The androids in this script have no obvious reason to be on earth; there is nothing about them wanting to live longer, they are simply on earth killing people for no apparent reason. At the end of the script, Rachael kills herself, as she knows if she doesn't do it, Deckard will have to. The script ends with Deckard wandering into the desert with the intention of dying, but upon seeing a tortoise struggling to turn itself over, he decides to live on.
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