History Trivia / BladeRunner

9th Nov '17 6:37:41 PM DrVonOppendown
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** Some cities, [[https://www.google.com/search?q=shanghai+looks+like+blade+runner particularly]] UsefulNotes/{{Shanghai}}, look more and more like ''Blade Runner'' every year. As Thom Andersen noted in his documentary ''Los Angeles Plays Itself'' this is because the film's production design was unintentionally reflective of avant-garde city-planning which they thought was supposed to indicate dystopia but are actually quite positive and effective.

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** Some cities, [[https://www.google.com/search?q=shanghai+looks+like+blade+runner particularly]] UsefulNotes/{{Shanghai}}, look more and more like ''Blade Runner'' every year. As Thom Andersen noted in his documentary ''Los Angeles Plays Itself'' this is because the film's production design was unintentionally reflective of avant-garde city-planning which they thought was supposed to indicate dystopia but are actually quite positive and effective. Also, Shanghai and Beijing have become far, far more polluted than Los Angeles ever was, making them atmospheric dead ringers for ''Blade Runner''.
4th Nov '17 9:17:06 PM timotaka
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** It's generally agreed upon that the evidence suggests Deckard is human in the Theatrical Cut and possibly a replicant in the Director's/Final Cuts. Albeit the hints were stronger in the 1992 version (via an extra line by Gaff that Scott removed for the Final Cut). 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, and eventually Scott embraced it during production much to the confusion of his crew who all thought it was clear that Deckard was a human.

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** It's generally agreed upon that the evidence suggests Deckard is human in the Theatrical Cut and possibly a replicant in the Director's/Final Cuts. Albeit the hints were stronger in the 1992 version (via an extra line by Gaff that Scott removed for the Final Cut). According to Creator/MarkKermode the idea of Deckard being a replicant at all first arose from a misunderstanding between the screenwriters: two screenwriters (who had little contact with each other beyond shipping script revisions back and forth): 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, and eventually Scott embraced it during production much to the confusion of his crew who all thought it was clear that Deckard was a human.
26th Oct '17 8:07:00 AM ddyingle
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** The very top of the roof of the police headquarters building was originally the ceiling of the Mothership interior from ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''. The building itself is rather similar to the Tower of Babel as depicted in {{Film/Metropolis}}

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** The very top of the roof of the police headquarters building was originally the ceiling of the Mothership interior from ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''. The building itself is rather similar to the Tower of Babel as depicted in {{Film/Metropolis}}{{Film/Metropolis}}.
15th Oct '17 3:31:28 AM Saveelich
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The Trivia page for ''Film/BladeRunner2049'' can be found [[Trivia/BladeRunner2049 here]].



The Trivia page for ''Film/BladeRunner2049'' can be found [[Trivia/BladeRunner2049 here]].
11th Oct '17 10:08:50 PM KenKevinStriker
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** It's generally agreed upon that the evidence suggests Deckard is human in the Theatrical cut and possibly a replicant in the Director's/Final cuts. Albeit the hints were stronger in the 1992 version (via an extra line by Gaff that Scott removed for the Final Cut). 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, and eventually Scott embraced it during production much to the confusion of his crew who all thought it was clear that Deckard was a human.
* InMemoriam: The film was dedicated in memory of Creator/RidleyScott's brother Frank Scott, who died in 1980.

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** It's generally agreed upon that the evidence suggests Deckard is human in the Theatrical cut Cut and possibly a replicant in the Director's/Final cuts.Cuts. Albeit the hints were stronger in the 1992 version (via an extra line by Gaff that Scott removed for the Final Cut). 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, and eventually Scott embraced it during production much to the confusion of his crew who all thought it was clear that Deckard was a human.
* InMemoriam: The film was dedicated in memory of Creator/RidleyScott's brother Frank Scott, Creator/PhilipKDick, who died in 1980.passed away before the film's premiere.


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** Creator/RidleyScott was originally attached to direct the latest incarnation of ''Film/{{Dune}}'' until his brother, Frank Scott, died in 1980. Stricken with grief and eager to work while ''Dune'' stagnated, Ridley Scott left the project to direct ''Blade Runner'', which was all set to begin production.
11th Oct '17 10:52:50 AM ClintEastwood
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* ActorInspiredElement:
** Creator/RutgerHauer came up with many inventive ideas for his characterization, like the moment where he grabs and fondles a dove.
** Cityspeak was Creator/EdwardJamesOlmos's idea. He has since been amazed at how prescient it was vis-a-vis the increasing multicultural influence Los Angeles has experienced in the intervening years.
** Gaff can be seen wearing blue contact lenses in a few shots. These were a suggestion by Hauer. Olmos paid for them himself.



* CreatorBacklash: For a long time, Harrison Ford refused to talk about the film for years due to the miserable experience he had making it and generally expressed dislike about the film and working with Scott, and he also disliked the whole "replicant" debate. He became more positive about in TheOughties and TheNewTens and agreed to star in the sequel. He states that part of the reason he's mellowed is how ''Blade Runner'' has gone on to inspire many young directors and he's happy to be part of a classic. Ford also likes the 2007 Final Cut version best of all versions of the film, as does Ridley Scott.

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* TheCastShowoff: Creator/DarylHannah was a skilled gymnast and put some of her skills to use.
* CreatorBacklash: For a long time, Harrison Ford Creator/HarrisonFord refused to talk about the film for years due to the miserable experience he had making it and generally expressed dislike about the film and working with Scott, and he also disliked the whole "replicant" debate. He became more positive about in TheOughties and TheNewTens and agreed to star in the sequel. He states that part of the reason he's mellowed is how ''Blade Runner'' has gone on to inspire many young directors and he's happy to be part of a classic. Ford also likes the 2007 Final Cut version best of all versions of the film, as does Ridley Scott.



* DawsonCasting: J.F. Sebastian says he has Methuselah syndrome, which causes him to look old/age prematurely as he says he's 25. In real life, Creator/WilliamSanderson.



* EnforcedMethodActing: The scene with Chew was shot in a freezer and was ice cold, so the cast really were shivering.

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The scene with Chew was shot in a freezer and was ice cold, so the cast really were shivering. shivering.
** When Deckard stops Rachael from leaving his apartment, he pushes her away from him. The expression of pain and shock on Creator/SeanYoung's face was real, as Creator/HarrisonFord had difficulties playing the scene with her, and had pushed her too hard.



* InMemoriam: The film was dedicated in memory of Creator/RidleyScott's brother Frank Scott, who died in 1980.



* OrphanedReference: The tortoise story is the last remnant of an environmental theme present in both the source novel and Hampton Fancher's early drafts of the screenplay. The novel features an epigram of a (real) wire service story about the death of a 200-year-old sea turtle revered as an honorary chief by the people of Tonga, and the extinction of animals is a recurring theme. In an early draft by Fancher a distraught Deckard walks through the desert and finds a dying turtle on its back and saves it by turning it over.



** There are a few ad-libbed lines, most notably in the FinalWords of both Leon and Roy Batty. Roy originally had a lengthier, wordy final monologue which Rutger Hauer disliked for being "operatic" and not suited to the film, so he cut it down to two lines and wrote the "tears in rain" line himself.
** Daryl Hannah really slipped and smashed her elbow through a car window, chipping it in eight places.
*** In Dangerous Days, she shows us the scars.

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** There are a few ad-libbed lines, most notably in the FinalWords of both Leon and Roy Batty. Roy originally had a lengthier, wordy final monologue which Rutger Hauer Creator/RutgerHauer disliked for being "operatic" and not suited to the film, so he cut it down to two lines and wrote the "tears in rain" line himself.
** Daryl Hannah Creator/DarylHannah really slipped and smashed her elbow through a car window, chipping it in eight places.
*** In Dangerous Days, ''Dangerous Days'', she shows us the scars.



** Creator/DustinHoffman was originally cast as Deckard. Scott intended to subvert the typical image of the burly HardboiledDetective, and Hoffman would fit that well. This period of the film's pre-production got so far that even some of the early storyboards featured Hoffman's likeness on images of Deckard.
** 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/ApocalypseNow''.

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** Creator/DustinHoffman was originally cast as Deckard. Scott intended to subvert the typical image of the burly HardboiledDetective, and Hoffman would fit that well. This period of the film's pre-production got so far that even some of the early storyboards featured Hoffman's likeness on images of Deckard.
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Deckard. Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/WilliamDevane, Creator/RobertDuvall, Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/PeterFalk, Creator/FredericForrest, Creator/ScottGlenn, Creator/CliffGorman, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/JuddHirsch, Creator/RaulJulia, Creator/TommyLeeJones, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/PaulNewman, Creator/NickNolte, 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 Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and Creator/ChristopherWalken were all considered for Deckard.also considered. Creator/MartinSheen was offered the role, but he turned it down, as he was exhausted, having come off ''Film/ApocalypseNow''.



** Scott initially wanted a more action-packed opening scene that would have set-up Deckard's ruthless character. It would have taken place in a house on the countryside where Deckard is silently sitting and waiting, while a pot of soup is boiling on a fire. Suddenly a man comes in wearing a protection suit and gas mask. He notices Deckard but ignores him, instead going to take some soup. He then addresses Deckard, but Deckard simply shoots him without saying a word, and then proceeds by removing the man's artificial lower jaw, proving that the victim is a Replicant. The idea was abandoned in later drafts.
** Zorah's snake dance was originally supposed to be in the film. The scene was storyboarded as an elaborate show that would even contain clay animation, but it was ultimately scrapped due to time and budget constraints.



* WrittenByCastMember: The famous "tears in the rain" monologue was partly written by Rutger Hauer himself, especially the final line, "All these moments lost in time like tears in the rain". Hauer added it the night before filming the scene (he noted that the original line was too jargon-heavy).

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* WorkingTitle: ''Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'', ''Android'', ''Mechanismo'' and ''Dangerous Days''.
* WrittenByCastMember: The famous "tears in the rain" monologue was partly written by Rutger Hauer Creator/RutgerHauer himself, especially the final line, "All these moments lost in time like tears in the rain". Hauer added it the night before filming the scene (he noted that the original line was too jargon-heavy).
7th Oct '17 9:14:02 PM Ithilgore
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** There are a few ad-libbed lines, most notably in the FinalWords of both Leon and Roy Batty.

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** There are a few ad-libbed lines, most notably in the FinalWords of both Leon and Roy Batty. Roy originally had a lengthier, wordy final monologue which Rutger Hauer disliked for being "operatic" and not suited to the film, so he cut it down to two lines and wrote the "tears in rain" line himself.
4th Oct '17 2:36:43 PM Saveelich
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The Trivia page for ''Film/BladeRunner2049'' can be found [[Trivia/BladeRunner2049 here]].

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4th Oct '17 10:57:11 AM JulianLapostat
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* CreatorPreferredAdaptation: Creator/PhilipKDick died less than four months before the film premiered. During production he was critical of the screenplays and the multiple changes from the source material and the renaming of characters and concepts, but during a set visit he saw an earlier version with the effects, mainly the opening scene showing the skyline of Future-LA and was blown away by it and was impressed by Scott despite the fact that he admitted to not having read the source material. He felt that visually and aesthetically, the film, despite his initial misgivings about its departure from his novel ''Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'' was in synch with his ideas in-spirit.

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* CreatorPreferredAdaptation: Creator/PhilipKDick died less than four months before the film premiered. During production he was critical of the screenplays and the multiple changes from the source material and the renaming of characters and concepts, but during a set visit he saw an earlier version with the effects, mainly the opening scene showing the skyline of Future-LA and was blown away by it and was impressed by Scott despite the fact that he admitted to not having read the source material. He felt that visually and aesthetically, the film, despite his initial misgivings about its departure from his novel ''Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'' was in synch with the spirit of his ideas in-spirit.ideas.
1st Oct '17 2:08:05 PM JulianLapostat
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* WrittenByCastMember: The famous "tears in the rain" monologue was partly written by Rutger Hauer himself, especially the final line, "All these moments lost in time like tears in the rain". Hauer added it the night before filming the scene (he noted that the original line was too jargon-heavy).
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