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Blade Runner
  • I love this film. When I saw it for the first time back in 2006, after the film was over - I just went "wtf" It's safe to say I was not ready. I rewatched the film some 2 years later and I was floored. I got it, and it hit me to the core, the last scene. I think at the time I may have been going through some existentialist moments so it got to me on a deeper level. I have to say it is now one of my favorite films of all time. This film is just wonderful, the themes of life and the meaning of what it is to live, are what got to me. 

    I'm sure we've got some fans here, so let's get a discussion going.

  • ViscalViscal  
    Brometheus
    I love it too. Not that I'm a complete expert on BR, but I try to gain knowledge where I can. It just sucked that Ridley Scott had to make these announcements saying Deckard is a replicant when he should've just kept his mouth shut.  

    What do you think about the prequel/sequel?  I think it's not gonna happen -- the man is too old. Or at least he'll get producer or EP credit at most.
    I wanna go home and party.
  • Have any of you seen Dangerous days, the making of bladerunner possibly one the best film documentaries made, highly recommended.
    Jonesy you little shit..you're staying right here
  • Blade Runner sequel/prequel will happen, I have no doubt. I think Ridley is on a roll, and I don't think age is inhibiting in his abilities to make some great sci-fi. Look at that friggin footage on the teaser. By far some of the most inspiring and interesting imagery we've seen from sci-fi. And we haven't seen a lot. He's on a roll, I think Prometheus gave him fuel to the fire which is why he's announced that sequel/prequel. I am so down for it, and it's happening too... here are some recent news just a week old

    http://www.movieweb.com/news/blade-runner-screenwriter-to-be-announced-soon

  • Dangerous Days, I have downloaded it a week ago, I am going to sit down to watch it. Just trying to ready myself for it, since it's 3 hours long. I love lengthy documentaries. I watched a bit of the beginning and it's so intriguing!
  • I really love how unimpressed Harrison ford was filming it, and was interesting all the trouble Ridley had with the American crew.
    Jonesy you little shit..you're staying right here
  • AeusAeus  
    Batswag
    I watched Dangerous Days the uh other day. Hurr hurr

    It was great. The amount of in camera effects they pull off is ridiculous. I hope Ridley takes the same approach with Prometheus. 
    The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules.
  • aperezNWOaperezNWO  
    Colonist
    Hi, I never sat down calmly to view the entire movie. But I know so far that it is a masterpiece that inspired other sci fi works among others the Canadian TV series  Total Recal 2070.

    http://www.hulu.com/total-recall-2070
    Detachment is our safest attachment
  • AeusAeus  
    Batswag
    You should watch it.

    It'll rock you socks off.
    The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules.
  • aperezNWOaperezNWO  
    Colonist
    Yes, I looked for it in Megavideo and their image quality is poor and underrate such great work. It's not easy find it in movie rentals also.
    Is Pretty interesting that both Steven Spielberg "Artificial Intelligence" and BR explore the subject of sexual intercourse with androids among others things....
    Detachment is our safest attachment
  • AeusAeus  
    Batswag
    hmm that theme isn't so big in BR

    life and death are it's main themes
    The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules.
  • BobSagatBobSagat  
    Colonist
    Identity is the biggest theme in BR, imo 
    A survivor... unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.
  • I never really got that from BR - the identity theme, I don't deny its existence, but I'd agree strongly with Aeus. Life and Death seem to be much bigger themes of BR than identity. 

    also welcome to the new members!

    aperez, try to track down The Final Cut of Blade Runner, it's the one Ridley is most happy with

  • AeusAeus  
    Batswag
    Yeah, Life and Death are definitely the main themes.

    Death is a constant that hangs over Roy, his entire plight is to escape it. His entire motivation is fear of death. He learns the value of life at the end, when he realizes hes on his way out. Saving Deckard and then chatting about the finality of it all. These themes only really apply to Roy, but they are felt much more strongly than the theme of identity, which is more related to Deckard's journey.
    The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules.
  • if ridley does another blade runner film, i sincerely hope he just does a film with different plot but set in the same time frame and world. Always thought a film based around roys four year life span (before leading up to blade runner) would be cool. See attack ships on fire near the shoulder of Orion, sea beams glittering in the dark at the tennhauser gates.
    I was an AVP fan like you. . . Till I took an Arrow to the knee!!!!
  • ViscalViscal  
    Brometheus
    Yeah that would be cool. Imagine the visuals on those attack ships and Tennhauser gates with Ridley's style. It would be epic. Then again, him being like well past social security age makes me doubt it will actually happen
    I wanna go home and party.
  • yeah i think leave well alone when it comes to blade runner. but i still think he should make 'The forever war' a film he had been talking about for the last 2 decades. That would be epic but it would need radical changes, a radical screenplay, radical visual effects (practical just cannot be done with this) and a budget of upto 200-250 million.

    I was an AVP fan like you. . . Till I took an Arrow to the knee!!!!
  • Viscal said:

    Yeah that would be cool. Imagine the visuals on those attack ships and Tennhauser gates with Ridley's style. It would be epic. Then again, him being like well past social security age makes me doubt it will actually happen



    I wouldn't want that. Not one bit. See it as you wish, but IMO that would weaken the impact of that entire speech. It is best left to our imagination. I think it is so profound when you imagine what he is saying, the point isn't the visuals...and seeing the "prequel" based on Roy's life would not logistically work unless they do Rutger Hauer ala Arnold in Terminator Salvation, or Brad Pitt "de-aging" in Benjamin Button - which is just unrealistic as it is so expensive to even do that effect.

    I hope the next film has nothing to do with Roy, and is something quite new and fresh, sort of what they're doing with Prometheus (which we'll see what's it all about)

  • technically there has already been a film set in the same universe as Blade Runner. 'Soldier' starring kurt russel.

    I was an AVP fan like you. . . Till I took an Arrow to the knee!!!!
  • NragemachineNragemachine  
    space_jesus
    I've seen Soldier and I've never made that connection.
    Assholes and elbows.
  • ViscalViscal  
    Brometheus
    It has passing ties insofar as the writer, David Peoples, considers it to be in the same universe.
    I wanna go home and party.
  • it was just done wrong and handed to *shreak* paul ws anderson. ive read the screenplay and it felt epic, intelligent, thought provoking and very poetic and had a great mythology behind it. but then paul ws anderson worked his pagan magic. i hate that director and his communist wife
    I was an AVP fan like you. . . Till I took an Arrow to the knee!!!!
  • NragemachineNragemachine  
    space_jesus
    Paul WS Anderson, that name sounds familiar...

    Assholes and elbows.
  • ViscalViscal  (1 like this)
    Brometheus
    *googles Paul WS Anderson's communist wife
    I wanna go home and party.
  • ViscalViscal  
    Brometheus
    oh her.... I didn't even know
    I wanna go home and party.
  • every film she's in these days has her doing somesaults while throwing some kind of daggers in slow motion.
    if paul ws anderson was to make a remake of Schindlers list he'd have her starring in it doing somesaults and throwing daggers in slow motion
    I was an AVP fan like you. . . Till I took an Arrow to the knee!!!!

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