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Thread: Random Thought Thread
02-13-2015, 03:42 AM #49441
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02-13-2015, 06:47 AM #49442
02-13-2015, 08:35 AM #49443
Wanna let go but I know I can't.
02-13-2015, 01:57 PM #49444
We have at least one thing in common.
02-13-2015, 02:07 PM #49445▵
02-13-2015, 05:13 PM #49446
02-13-2015, 05:16 PM #49447
Fifty Shades of Shite, I will be so glad when this whole thing is over.
02-13-2015, 05:31 PM #49448
He had his George Lucas moment with Prometheus, where he got to the part of career when the producers and his actors no longer dare question his crappy decisions as a director. Talk about the dangers of success.▵
02-13-2015, 05:54 PM #49449
I think Blade Runner is amazing for its ability to depict a future urban dystopia in a truly perrenial sense, OK some of the costumes look a little eighties but in the main it holds up perfectly, I also thought, although perhaps its me and my fear of humanoid monsters, that it was more of a horror film than a science fiction movie. I always thought of it as horror in the future.
From the synthetic interview at the very outset when the guy with the Freddy Mercury mustache (something I associate with bad guys too) blasts that guy right through the guy putting his hand in a toaster or freezer (dont recall which) and Rutger Hauer himself its all horror. Hauer casts a long eighties shadow in horror, with the original and best Hitcher, he did a lot of good bad guys, convincingly, I know he did some bad vampire movies later in life but I try to ignore those.
I know there's a lot of people think his character is tragic and profound but I think he's out and out bad, he makes a good speech before he crokes but you want to bet that if he had an extra hour then he'd have turned Decker into a bloody stain.
02-13-2015, 06:09 PM #49450
@Lark, I didn't mean to imply he wrote it, but he did choose the script. And besides visuals and a couple of good horror like scenes, it was a mess. Maybe the key word is horror, Alien was a great horror story with a solid sci-fi theme, from a literary genre point of view.
Roy Batty may have been 'evil', but he represented a group of 'people' who could only find any kind of life for themselves by doing bad.▵