Blade Runner

    9 March 2008, mid-afternoon

I finally saw Blade Runner with Matt. This involved trekking out in the Arctic weather we had yesterday, but was well worth the trip. The movie was good, and I got to hang out with Charlie, who both remembers me and enjoys my company: excellent. Blade Runner is loosely based on the Philip K. Dick book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. In the film, Harrison Ford plays a cop tasked with tracking down some rogue androids. The movie is filmed like a film noir: the music, dialog, and plot have a very 1950s crime film feel to them. The version I watched was the recently released directors re-cut: like Alien, it doesn’t look like Ridley Scott mucked around with too much. Matt said the film is fairly similar to what he remembers. I quite liked the movie; it’s definitely well worth watching.

The official Blade Runner web site.



  1. the movie is set in los angeles in 2019, which is not indicated in the most recent version, probably because it’s 2008 and we’re (unfortunately) not yet flying around in jetcars and traveling to off-world colonies.

    also, harrison ford’s last line was removed in your version. in my version, after he picks up the paper unicorn, he says:

    “Gaff had been there, and let her live. Four years, he figured. He was wrong. Tyrell had told me Rachael was special: no termination date. I didn’t know how long we had together. Who does?”

  2. I’m pretty sure the 2019 was still there, but that last line was definitely gone. (This interview just before the film came out touches on more changes and the different versions of the film.)

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