Blade Runner

Blade Runner ★★★★★

"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 Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die."

The first time I heard this monologue 9 years ago, I instantly hit rewind on my dad's shitty DVD player to hear it again. And I rewound it again after that. After a few hours, I'd watched the entire film again. Before I knew it, I got to a point where I was so obsessed with this goddamn movie that I was watching it up to four times a week. 
This was clearly back before I knew that the internet was capable of giving me direct links to full scripts with a single click, so that summer I made it my mission to go through each scene and line of dialogue in the film and write them all down into a big, college-ruled notebook with a sharpie. This was the end of Summer 2008, so once the school year came around, my anti-social ass started to carry that notebook in my backpack with me and read it in between classes just because it was so rich in lore and character. I started to draw pictures of Roy, Pris & Deckard on the sides of those pages for the hell of it. That notebook is still somewhere in the attic of my parents' house to this day. 
The sheer bravado and honesty of Rutger's performance was enough to drive me into obsession for the years to follow. 
Blade Runner is something that's been analyzed and delved into by every film nerd and their mother for decades now, so rather than beat a dead horse, I figured I'd share my very first time watching it and why it's my favorite science-fiction film. I remember years ago how no one in their right mind thought we would ever get a continuation on the Blade Runner story, myself included. And now we're a week away from the release of a full-blown sequel.

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