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Post Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:52 pm

Gregory Peck's endorsement of Blade Runner.

In Paul Sammon's book "Future Noir" there was an interesting bit of trivia regarding actor Gregory Peck, who had written a letter endorsing Blade Runner. After he had read the script he was motivated to give Blade Runner attention because he felt the movie was addressing important environmental concerns.

As a piece of history about this film, I'd really like to see a copy of this letter! It is unfortunate this was not mentioned in the "Dangerous Days documentary of the Final Cut Collectors set...
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Post Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:29 pm

Yes. I remember searching the internet for a copy of this letter. No luck. Perhaps someone connected with the Peck estate has a connection. It would be interesting to read.
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Post Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:48 am

Here's part of an article that mentions it:

Actor Gregory Peck -- who read the script and, though not wanting to star, felt strongly about its themes -- provided a letter that helped open doors for producer Michael Deeley. This led to director Robert Mulligan and Universal Pictures becoming briefly attached; they and the producers soon agreed to part ways, and Scott, hot off ALIEN, signed on. Initial financing came from Filmways, which pulled out prior to principal photography. A hastily arranged marriage of The Ladd Company, Tandem Productions and financier Sir Run Run Shaw stepped in, with Warner Bros. to distribute.
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Post Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:49 am

Does anyone here have the connections to begin a search for this? IT would be a cool letter to read and maybe get a scan of.

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Post Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:02 pm

I SO would LOVE to see this. [-o<
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