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“AND IF THE MACHINE DOESN’T WORK?”

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Blade-Runner

Marvel Comics Super Special: Blade Runner is the comic book adaptation of the film “Blade Runner”, published by Marvel Comics in 1982. It was written by Archie Goodwin with art by Al Williamson, Carlos Garzon with Dan Green and Ralph Reese.

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Hampton Fancher worked for years to get his screenplay taken on. However, even after it was funded and Ridley Scott had accepted the role of Director, the process of rewriting the Blade Runner script still continued for a year. There are two earlier versions of Blade Runner scripts commonly available:

1. HAMPTON FANCHER ORIGINAL SCRIPT – 1980:

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2. HAMPTON FANCHER & DAVID PEOPLES SCRIPT – 1981:

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Elements of various versions of the scripts were finally combined to create the final shooting script and of course, during filming, they diverged from even that. Therefore the film itself differs considerably from earlier scripts.

3. FINAL MULTI-SCRIPT – 1982:

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“MORE HUMAN THAN A HUMAN”

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“Blade Runner”, one of my favorite movies of all time, is celebrating 30 years. You can see the post for its 30th Anniversary clicking here.

bladerunner-comicMarvel Comics Super Special: Blade Runner is the comic book adaptation of the film “Blade Runner”, published by Marvel Comics in 1982. It was written by Archie Goodwin with art by Al Williamson, Carlos Garzon with Dan Green and Ralph Reese.

The Jim Steranko cover leads into a 45-page adaptation which includes one possible explanation of the title’s significance in story context: the narrative line, “Blade runner. You’re always movin’ on the edge.”

The Blade Runner comic is very interesting for its interpretation of the movie. Quite obviously, they can’t possibly do the same in a comic as in a 2 hour movie, so one expects that some dialogue will be trimmed or even slightly changed and details in the action will be curtailed or perhaps adjusted. One of the things I find most interesting is that some of those differences from the original movie version are referencing the shooting script! So, while there is some interpretation and a particular perspective present, it is in some ways almost like a different cut of the film.

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REPLICANT\rep’-li-cant\n.  See also ROBOT (antique): ANDROID (obsolete): NEXUS (generic): Synthetic human, with paraphysical capabilities, having skin/flesh culture.  Also: Rep, skin job (slang): Off-World uses: Combat, high risk industrial, deepspace probe.  On-World use prohibited.  Specifications and quantities – information classified.
New American Dictionary.  Copyright © 2016

Early in the 21st Century, THE TYRELL
CORPORATION advanced Robot evolution
into the NEXUS phase – a being virtually
identical to a human – known as a Replicant.

The NEXUS 6 Replicants were superior
in strength and agility, and at least equal
in intelligence, to the genetic engineers
who created them.

Replicants were used Off-World as
slave labor, in the hazardous exploration and
colonization of other planets.

After a bloody mutiny by a NEXUS 6
combat team in an Off-World colony,
Replicants were declared illegal
on earth – under penalty of death.

Special police squads – BLADE RUNNER
UNITS – had orders to shoot to kill, upon
detection, any trespassing Replicant.

This was not called execution.

It was called retirement.

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LOS ANGELES
NOVEMBER, 2019
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To all his fans 2019, the year in which the action of this modern classic runs will be a perfect time to celebrate it with a sequel. Really? I don’t know how will be beneficial to this movie a sequel, but I think and I pray that Warner or any studio never never does a remake. “Blade Runner” is a mark of the sci-fi in the Cinema as “2001” or “Star Wars”. Who in a perfect mind could think about a remake of both movies? Yes, maybe some stupid producers, of course…

Is large the myth about this movie that revolutionized the genre of science fiction changed the conventions, created the cyberpunk look and updated the film noir. “Blade Runner” also promoted long reflections about his paranoid vision of a terrible future overcrowded, dark, dirty and controlled by multinationals, guarded by a pervasive police commited to distinguish between replicants and humans. And replicants “more human than a human” where only a machine can distinguish one of another. “And if the machine doesn’t work?”

But to “Blade Runner” become a cult movie Harrison Ford and director Ridley Scott had to survive their tumultuous relationship during the film production. All producers involved in the film never saw the return of their investment for years. Some brands that advertised through the streets of Los Angeles (Atari and Pan Am) collapsed few years later. Ford hated the final version edited by the studio without the permission of director Ridley Scott, and for ten years Scott tried to launch his own version of the movie.

In 1992, Scott releases his “director’s cut”, without narrator, without some closes of violence, with an abrupt epilogue and with a scene where an unicorn is seen running on the screen and that caused a stir among the fans by suggesting a different origin to the character of Harrison Ford. In the same year composer Vangelis releases his original movie soundtrack with new arranges and unprevious tracks. In 2007, to celebrate the 25th anniversary, director Scott releases the “final cut” in a special box edition with 5 DVDs replacing mistaken dialogues, correcting scenes digitally (the death of replicant Zhora includes) and adding scenes. Is this the final version?

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