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The reason for a love affair (*blush*) with the genre

a_contributor writes about Blade Runner

Scott, Dick


Film: Blade Runner.
Creator: David W. Peoples & Hampton Fancher (screenplay)Philip K. Dick (novel)Ridley Scott (Director)

Sci-FiGeek writes about Blade Runner: The Director's Cut

Encapsulated. Would you recommend this? why?

It was the first film to really start the whole Director's Cut series of film releases. Today, almost 25 years on this film is still relevant in the genre, the recent re-release of the Director's Cut and the impending multi-disc set should be enough to cement this film in any Science Fiction timeline, this film is controversial for a number of reasons, chief of which is that it positions Deckard as a replicant, which the original version of the film didn't.

Absolutely. The counter position of the main character from this version of the film compared to the original, as well as the omission of the voice-over and the alternate ending makes this an almost different film.

Time and Space: When and where I first encountered it

I first came across this film at the tail end of '92, I was living in a hostel and contemplating going to college at the time.

Recollection and revelations

I was first introduced to the film by a friend.

The sheer scope and vision of a future that is so utterly grim, no matter what technological advances man may come up with (the replicants).

It inspired me to go to college and to study film as part of my course, which I carried on through my degree. My final year dissertation was 15,000 words exploring the adaptation of the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? into the film Blade Runner.

The dissertation ws actually only supposed to be 7,500 words.

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