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Harrison Ford 'is being asked to reprise his role as Rick Deckard' in sequel (Blade Runner)
UK Daily Mail ^ | May 15, 2014 | Heidi Parker

Posted on 05/16/2014 5:48:43 AM PDT by C19fan

Harrison Ford may be reprising yet another beloved film character he made famous decades ago. In late April it was confirmed the 71-year-old actor would pick up a Lightsaber once more to play Han Solo in the JJ Abrams-directed reworking of Star Wars. Then on Thursday Deadline reported Ford was being asked to step back into his role as Rick Deckard in the sequel to his 1982 science fiction thriller Blade Runner.

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Supposedly Ridley Scott will direct this sequel. Harrison Ford is on record saying he hated being in Blade Runner.
1 posted on 05/16/2014 5:48:43 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

OK, Indiana Jones, Han Solo and now Blade Runner. How long before “American Graffiti Again”? Tag line: Where were you in 2002?


2 posted on 05/16/2014 5:53:55 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: C19fan

Han Solo will “pick up a lightsaber again”?? Sheesh... research isn’t a high priority when writing these things, apparently; the only time Han ever wielded a lightsaber was to disembowel a dead taun-taun, I think...


3 posted on 05/16/2014 5:57:05 AM PDT by paladinan (Rule #1: There is a God. Rule #2: It isn't you.)
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To: C19fan

That show had the single greatest death scenes of all time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JjJzMBGUwo


4 posted on 05/16/2014 5:57:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: C19fan
"In late April it was confirmed the 71-year-old actor would pick up a Lightsaber once more to play Han Solo..."

The writer here apparently isn't familiar with Star Wars. Solo only wielded a lightsaber when he cut open the Tauntaun in The Empire Strikes Back. Otherwise, he probably wouldn't have touched a Jedi weapon.
5 posted on 05/16/2014 5:57:30 AM PDT by railroader
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To: Dr. Sivana

It appears that movie conceptualizers and writers are lazy or this Gen has seriously limited original imagination.


6 posted on 05/16/2014 5:58:21 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: paladinan

True, he made it clear that he didn’t like lightsabers.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 5:59:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: C19fan

Bryant: I need ya, Deck. This is a bad one, the worst yet. I need the old blade runner, I need your magic.
8 posted on 05/16/2014 6:06:17 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

My favorite line

“they say you brade runner..”


9 posted on 05/16/2014 6:08:02 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: C19fan

Loved the movie, but thought the book was only ok. I would like a more complete back story. I wonder if Sean Young would be in it. Did she have a hard end date? Enquiring minds want to know.


10 posted on 05/16/2014 6:08:15 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Dr. Sivana

“Ain’t he neat?!”


11 posted on 05/16/2014 6:08:50 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: paladinan

Good catch. And yes, I think that is the only time. It means that at least technically, the author is correct. ;-)


12 posted on 05/16/2014 6:09:34 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: MrB

“I just do eyes”.

“You’re a dedicated man.”

“He was the kind of cop that in the old days called black men N*****s.”

That last one is only in the original version with naration.


13 posted on 05/16/2014 6:16:57 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Dr. Sivana

How long before “American Graffiti Again”?

That’s funny. How about THX 1138?

But American Graffiti....I wouldn’t discount that idea. Directed by Ron Howard, no doubt.


14 posted on 05/16/2014 6:19:02 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: MrB









15 posted on 05/16/2014 6:20:17 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: C19fan

Will Sean Young be back?


16 posted on 05/16/2014 6:23:16 AM PDT by redhawk.44mag
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To: C19fan; GraceG; GeronL
Rehash, Redo, Remake, Reboot.

Hollywood can't come up with any new ideas.

Where is the squeal to "Manos the Hands of Fate"?

Or a Jigglypuff Movie?!!?

I Demand a JigglyPuff Movie!!!!!

17 posted on 05/16/2014 6:26:15 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: C19fan

Batty: I’ve 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 Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die.


18 posted on 05/16/2014 6:26:31 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: C19fan

19 posted on 05/16/2014 6:27:59 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: C19fan

More proof that Hollywood has run out of original ideas. Just do remakes after remakes.


20 posted on 05/16/2014 6:28:58 AM PDT by Patriot365
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To: C19fan

This is my favorite Sy-Fi movie of all time and I think they should leave well enough alone. First off without Rutger Hauer (who was awesome - stold the show) it wouldn’t be Blade Runner. Second off, the best part of the movie was its open ended, though provoking plot which made you think. Was Decker a replicant himself? Was Decker the good guy or the bad guy in the movie? Or were there any good guys or bad guys in this movie? Were the replicants wrong in just wanting to live and doing what they think it took to survive? Making a sequel to Blade Runner would be like drawing a mustache on the Mona Lise.


21 posted on 05/16/2014 6:29:02 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: C19fan

In guessing his beautiful and sexy robot girlfriend in the movie will not have aged any.

That could keep a man young.


22 posted on 05/16/2014 6:30:01 AM PDT by moovova
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To: C19fan

For the record, the “Director’s Cut” version of Blade Runner released on DVD without the voice over was vastly superior to the theatrical release.


23 posted on 05/16/2014 6:30:47 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Zhang Fei

Tears in the Rain - Blade Runner (9/10) Movie CLIP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7Ga7qTLDU


24 posted on 05/16/2014 6:32:19 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: cuban leaf

“Home again, home again, jiggedy-jig!”

“Must get lonely here, J.F.
“Not really. I MAKE friends. They’re toys. My friends are toys. I make them. It’s a hobby. I’m a genetic designer.

“We need you, Sebastian. You’re our best and only friend.”


25 posted on 05/16/2014 6:34:02 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: KC_Lion

This is stupid.

Here’s an idea. Hire new actors who will work cheap and make movies on the cheap with new ideas and new stories.


26 posted on 05/16/2014 6:34:26 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: C19fan

When I first saw Harrison Ford in Star Wars decades ago, I never thought he’d become such a major star. I thought the Luke Skywalker actor would be big. It was not to be so.


27 posted on 05/16/2014 6:35:22 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Jack Hydrazine


28 posted on 05/16/2014 6:36:45 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Tears in the Rain - Blade Runner (9/10) Movie CLIP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7Ga7qTLDU

I preferred the one with the voice-over - it ain't noir without it.

29 posted on 05/16/2014 6:37:01 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: C19fan

If you haven’t read, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” you should get a copy and do so.


30 posted on 05/16/2014 6:38:03 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: GeronL

How about Apacalpyse Now? Anyone remember him in that?


31 posted on 05/16/2014 6:38:12 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary"S)
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To: C19fan

Vangelis - Blade Runner Trilogy (3-CD Special Edition) soundtrack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-cF6PRCcVY


32 posted on 05/16/2014 6:41:16 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: redhawk.44mag

Beat me to it.


33 posted on 05/16/2014 6:43:33 AM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: cuban leaf
Makes perfect sense to me. A 71 year old Harrison Ford chasing Joanna Cassidy.

"What? You're going to chase with that walker?

34 posted on 05/16/2014 6:45:20 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Patriot365

If the script writers take the time to write a character/actor-driven script with a great plot it could be good. But so many movies are driven by action and cgi that they forget about the three basics of any play or movie - plot, script, and acting. If you don’t have those, forget about it.


35 posted on 05/16/2014 6:49:14 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
"If the script writers take the time to write a character/actor-driven script with a great plot it could be good. But so many movies are driven by action and cgi that they forget about the three basics of any play or movie - plot, script, and acting. If you don’t have those, forget about it."

And it's ironic that almost 35 years later the non-cgi special effects of BR hold up remarkably well. If the flick was released today I don't think anyone would complain about the quality of the special effects. You don't need that stuff to make a great movie.

36 posted on 05/16/2014 6:52:39 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: EQAndyBuzz

He was in that? lol


37 posted on 05/16/2014 6:53:11 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

He was the one who briefed Martin Sheen on his mission.


38 posted on 05/16/2014 6:53:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Hugin

Dang. You got it down.

His character was the first hint that some people still on earth were there because they didn’t have a choice. ONe of the frustrating things about that movie was some of those issues were never fully resolved and you were just left to your own imagination to write huge parts of the back story.


39 posted on 05/16/2014 6:55:44 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Covenantor

She was good in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.


40 posted on 05/16/2014 6:56:27 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Covenantor

Comment from the story...

“Maybe they’ll call it Bladeshuffler.”


41 posted on 05/16/2014 6:58:33 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: circlecity

I have been hooked on Korean dramas lately. Some of them have special effects but its usually very short sequences because it’s expensive I guess. These shows are produced fast and cheap, many of them making 2 episodes per week.

Could you imagine the pampered princes and princesses of Hollyweird working that hard? They don’t make nearly the money that US actors make either.


42 posted on 05/16/2014 7:01:06 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: C19fan

One of the greatest sci-fi films at it’s time. Still a classic.


43 posted on 05/16/2014 7:21:42 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: cuban leaf

William Sanderson, the actor who played J.F. Sebastian, is one of my favorite character actors. He was great in Last Man Standing, Deadwood and tons of other roles I can’t think of right off.


44 posted on 05/16/2014 7:23:47 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: C19fan
In late April it was confirmed the 71-year-old actor would pick up a Lightsaber once more to play Han Solo

I know this is a minor nitpick that would go right past most people, but it is a blatant example of how the media never bothers to get accurate facts. As long as it is sort of close to what people generally think to be true, then its close enough.

News stories about "real" issues, like politics and major events, are replete with this exact sort of thing: inaccuracies that are just sort of in the ballpark of reality but just fundamentally untrue.

I wish more people would realize, when reading a story about anything in the news, that its chock full of "Han Solo with a lightsaber" type "facts".
45 posted on 05/16/2014 7:24:14 AM PDT by caligatrux (...some animals are more equal than others.)
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To: Hugin

HAHAHA! I forgot about Last Man Standing. I own that one.


46 posted on 05/16/2014 7:25:33 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: caligatrux

Very good point!


47 posted on 05/16/2014 7:26:35 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: cuban leaf

“That’s for what you did to my town!”


48 posted on 05/16/2014 7:27:10 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: redhawk.44mag
Will Sean Young be back?

I think she's still locked up in a mental institution in her Catwoman costume.
49 posted on 05/16/2014 7:27:42 AM PDT by caligatrux (...some animals are more equal than others.)
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To: circlecity

I have always been in the minority; I think the voice over version is the best. Have seen both and just like the way the voice over works. Different strokes I know. Still a great movie either way.


50 posted on 05/16/2014 7:28:01 AM PDT by rustyboots
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