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Sat Sep 26, 2020, 08:40 PM

Los Angeles, 2019.

I watched the "Final Cut" of Blade Runner today, which begins with the title, "Los Angeles, 2019."

Flying cars, lots of rain...um...um...

Los Angeles looks a little different than expected in 1982, I think.

There are no replicants in Los Angeles, from what I can tell, but I may be missing something.

I especially liked the part where they get kind of "sciency," when Tyrell tells Batty why he can't live. It was less silly than some things you see in science fiction.

It was though, I think, a pretty good movie, if you like that sort of science fiction sort of thing. I'm not, in general, a science fiction fan, but I liked this one.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 08:48 PM

1. Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer. I'm in.

Great flick. A little slow-paced for 21st century tastes, perhaps, but well worth it, imo.



-Laelth

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 08:50 PM

2. my oldest sis was in blade runner legacy. wardrobe .

i want my flying car , dang nabit.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 09:01 PM

3. This scene makes Blade Runner a special movie

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Response to Zorro (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 09:08 PM

4. as I understand it

Rutger devised the "Tears in the Rain" speech himself. I was more impressed by him after I heard that.

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Response to Zorro (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 09:11 PM

5. That scene, is in fact, the one that stuck in my mind over the years.

I probably haven't seen the movie in 20 or 30 years; although I did see "Blade Runner 2049" with my son when he was a Freshman in College during "Parent's Weekend."

Now that I am old, and nearing the end of my life, I very much feel "Tears in rain."

It's considered, as I understand it, a classic movie, and it actually makes one pause and think about what it is to be human.

Apparently Rutger Hauer wrote the key lines himself, after cutting out a ton of hyperbole in the original script, retaining only a few lines.

The way he performs the scene is incredible.

I recently called this scene up on the internet, because I was thinking about "tears in rain," which is why I decided to watch the whole movie. It kind of makes "Blade Runner 2049" make more sense.



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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 09:46 PM

6. this movie is my 1 in my top 10

my daughters bought me the collector's set which is every copy of every film,
plus the making of, and interviews with everyone involved ...

still think the original release with voiceover is the best .. i saw it in theater when it came out, returned the next 2 nites to watch again, each time picking up details i'd missed before ...
i have 2049 too, not bad..
collector's edition also came with paperback Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K Dick, on which the movie is based ...
interesting that the novel focuses mainly on the loss of animal species, as we seem to be facing the extinctions now in droves ...

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Response to dweller (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 05:01 PM

9. So I just watched "the making of..." which came with the edition I have.

(I got it out of the library; I don't own it.)

It gives a much deeper appreciation of the film.

Thanks for pointing it out to me.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 05:14 PM

10. no cgi... none

all of the sets, even the opening scene, built by hand

pretty amazing yeh?

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Response to dweller (Reply #10)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 11:25 PM

11. The role of art and artists in the film was most illuminating...

...and really deepened my appreciation, but it was the description of the writing that really struck me the most.

It does seem that Hampton Fancher did the most to get the movie off the ground.

It is interesting that his original opening scene in the script ended up as the opening scene in Blade Runner 2049, which I saw when it was in the theaters and will watch next week.

After watching the documentary I realized what an artistic genius Ridley Scott is.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 01:59 AM

7. If they hadn't put that title card in there,

the film would be absolutely ageless.

One of the best science-fiction films ever.

One of the best cyberpunk films ever.

One of the best dystopian films ever.

One of the best films ever starring artificial intelligence commenting on the human experience.

One of the best film-noirs ever.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 08:58 AM

8. I think even with the that "LA, 2019" title it's all the things you state.

The fact that it's now 2020 in no way diminishes the importance of Orwell's 1984.

In many ways, 1984 is more relevant than ever.

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