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carveyournamein 3/14/2019 8:09:12 PM
I still don't know why they're called Bladerunners.
themoustachemassacre 3/14/2019 8:12:27 PM
As described in the film's opening text crawl, a "Blade Runner" is the name given to detectives working within the special police squad tasked with "retiring" Replicants.

As for why Blade Runners are actually called Blade Runners, the explanation is a lot less fanciful than you might imagine. Turns out Ridley Scott just thought it sounded cool. While developing the script with co-screenwriter Hampton Fancher, Scott argued that, in 2019, the title "Detective" would be slightly underwhelming when it comes to the specifics of Deckard's job, and asked Fancher for a couple of different alternatives.

Fancher happened to stumble across a William S. Burroughs novella titled Blade Runner (a movie), Burroughs's attempt at writing a film treatment for an adaptation of Alan E. Nourse's novel The Bladerunner, and brought the name to Scott.

"I said, 'Well, we gotta buy it, we gotta buy it!'," Scott recalled during an interview with Paul M. Sammon. "Burroughs, who turned out to be a fan of Philip Dick's, then said 'Sure!' when we approached him, and gave it to us for a nominal fee.

"So that's how the title was acquired. I thought the words 'Blade Runner' very well-suited to our needs. It was a nice, threatening name that neatly described a violent action."
carveyournamein 3/14/2019 8:15:01 PM
I see.
carveyournamein 3/14/2019 8:16:54 PM
I wish I still didn't know.
themoustachemassacre 3/14/2019 8:23:15 PM
We can go back.
carveyournamein 3/14/2019 8:25:43 PM
I'll probably forget anyway.
simon_belmonT 3/14/2019 8:28:37 PM
There's not enough running in this for me. The running man and cool runnings>
carveyournamein 3/14/2019 8:34:12 PM
simon_belmonT 3/14/2019 8:39:01 PM
Forrest Gump even has more running in it
carveyournamein 3/14/2019 8:40:26 PM
I doubt it.
carveyournamein 3/14/2019 8:41:08 PM
There was more jogging than running in that movie.
AnalButt 3/14/2019 8:43:46 PM
Never seen this movie. Is it dumb?
carveyournamein 3/14/2019 8:44:46 PM
It depends on which version you watch.
simon_belmonT 3/14/2019 8:50:04 PM
I like the condensed 15 min version
carveyournamein 3/14/2019 8:58:39 PM
Never saw it.
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