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Blade Runner: What is that? If we are going to think and talk about cyber, we should see the film for examples.

Blade Runner: What is that? If we are going to think and talk about cyber, we should see the film for examples.

Blade Runner, Wikipedia:

Blade Runner is a 1982 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, and written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples. Starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer and Sean Young, it is loosely based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968). The film is set in a dystopian future Los Angeles of 2019, in which synthetic humans known as replicants are bio-engineered by the powerful Tyrell Corporation to work on off-world colonies. When a fugitive group of Nexus-6 replicants led by Roy Batty (Hauer) escapes back to Earth, burnt-out cop Rick Deckard (Ford) reluctantly agrees to hunt them down.

Blade Runner initially underperformed in North American theaters and polarized critics; some praised its thematic complexity and visuals, while others were displeased with its slow pacing and lack of action. It later became an acclaimed cult film regarded as one of the all-time best science fiction films. Hailed for its production design depicting a "retrofitted" future, Blade Runner is a leading example of neo-noir cinema. The soundtrack, composed by Vangelis, was nominated in 1982 for a BAFTA and a Golden Globe as best original score.

The film has influenced many science fiction films, video games, anime, and television series. It brought the work of Philip K. Dick to the attention of Hollywood, and several later big-budget films were based on his work. In the year after its release, Blade Runner won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, and in 1993 it was selected for preservation in the U. S. National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". A sequel, Blade Runner 2049, was released in October 2017.

Seven versions of Blade Runner exist as a result of controversial changes requested by studio executives. A director's cut was released in 1992 after a strong response to test screenings of a workprint. This, in conjunction with the film's popularity as a video rental, made it one of the earliest movies to be released on DVD. In 2007, Warner Bros. released The Final Cut, a 25th-anniversary digitally remastered version; the only version over which Scott retained artistic control.

Contents
1 Plot
2 Themes
3 Production
3.1 Casting
3.2 Development
3.3 Design
3.4 Music
3.5 Special effects
4 Release
4.1 Theatrical run
4.2 Versions
5 Reception
5.1 Critical response
5.2 Awards and nominations
6 Legacy
6.1 Cultural impact
6.2 Media recognition
6.3 In other media
6.4 Documentaries
6.5 Sequel and related media
7 See also
8 Notes
9 References
10 Bibliography
11 External links

Ross1 | November 6, 2019

Worth noting, the novel was set in a future Los Angeles of 2019.
With only less than 2 months to go, you could be looking at that, while Elon gets his Blade Runner inspired truck revealed just before the year closes.

Ross1 | November 6, 2019

quote from somewhere:

As with everything Musk does, the date selected for the reveal isn’t random. In a follow-up tweet, he referenced the opening to original Blade Runner movie, which is set in November 2019.

Ross1 | November 8, 2019

I changed the heading

blue adept | November 8, 2019

You really should fold this into one of the Model Y and/or Cyber truck threads.

Varricks | November 9, 2019

And personally, despite what the sticky-beaks in the Entertainment Media say, I find the first theatrical release with Ford's narration the most pleasing version.

And the soundtrack works really well with company, although Vangelis, the composer, wasn't pleased with it.

"Let me tell you something about my mother..."

greg | November 9, 2019

"Is this an IQ test? I already had an IQ test this year."

Ross1 | November 10, 2019

so did you score?

Varricks | November 14, 2019

Did we ever decide if Deckard was a replicant?

And Sean Young looked so terrific in that film. Pity her brain got so sideways, but welcome to Hollywood.

andy.connor.e | November 14, 2019

My IQ score was 69. Thats good right?

jimglas | November 14, 2019

higher than IQ45
and he is president
so must be ok

andy.connor.e | November 14, 2019

I'll shoot for a 42.0 next time.

blue adept | November 14, 2019

@Varricks

Human...

As it's the only way that he ("Deckard") and Tyrell's replicant of his niece ("Rachel") could have reproduced the child who would eventually become the "Memory Maker" of all of the replicants, aka, "Dr. Ana Stelline" (Deckard and Rachel's offspring), due to her inherent knowledge of how dreams function given her naturally Human demeanor.

blue adept | November 16, 2019

@jimglas

Ha!

+1

JustSaying | November 16, 2019

Gene Winfield , a legend (age 92) designed about 25 of the cars in Blade Runner and built them with Sam Foose (Chip Dad)
https://www.petersen.org/2019-everyman-car
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Winfield

blue adept | November 16, 2019

FWIW, a version of the "everyman car" was also featured in the 1990 "Total Recall" film as a taxi cab driven by one of the movies' antagonists ("Benny"):

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2010/02/03/the-futuristic-cars-of-total-re...

Just saying....

jimglas | November 16, 2019

it was a "johnny cab"

blue adept | November 16, 2019

Yep!

That's what it was called in "Total Recall".