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Monday, 15 September 2014

Do Rick Deckard Dream of Electric Unicorn?

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"Blade Runner sun window" by Warner Bros. - Blade Runner: The Final Cut. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia.

Just watched Blade Runner once again... Greatest film of all time for me. A few things;

First of all, the sound track, Vangelis, is out of this world and the atmosphere, darkness, rain all the time is just great.

The best film dialog (monologue?) of all time:

'I have… seen things you people wouldn't believe… Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those… moments… will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die…'

A moment of contemplation about the meaning of life and such...

However, as the inevitable collapse of all that is good and true in the world, this 2007 cut is a bit disappointing. There are far to many clues about Decard being a replicant. The unicorn dream, the replay of 'It's too bad she won't live! But then again, who does?' and the origami... it is just a bit too Hollywoody. Great film nevertheless.

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