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Post Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:15 pm

i have a thought what about doing a word for word realisation of the early draft of Blade Runner, or a direct translation of DADoES?

done of course with modern film making techniques but, remaining true to the original
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Post Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:13 pm

I can see DADoES done as a low budget film, in the vain of artistic student films or something of the like. That would be spectacular... my god, honestly.
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Post Sun Jan 30, 2005 8:34 am

I think a remake of bladerunner just would'ent work,it should be left as it is as a moment in movie history and even today it still has timeless quality to it.

Also many things in bladerunner are atually becoming reality in our real world which shows just how visionary the movie was.Over population, massive corporate power,genetic engineering etc.I don't think it would work in this time.

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Post Fri Feb 04, 2005 3:27 am

Re: blade runner remake

THX1138 wrote:alright, this isnt just a thread about your typical movie remake, like flight of the phoenix. here's my question:

what if ridley was approached to remake blade runner. what if WB decided to clean up the script, clean up some of the inconsistencies, and give it a bigger budget, allowing other scenes to be shot like the mysterious 6th replicant? if they could get harrison ford and all the original actors, do you think you would be for a remake? mind you, all old model special effects would be replaced with CGI, the world would be bigger and immerse you more, all because the budget will be bigger. ridley is still at the helm of directing....so, would you be for this? or do you think the original version is good enough for now?

basically, its the same script, same story, just reshot and redone with better effects.

i dont know how i would feel about this. i want it to be longer, with those added scenes, but im affraid they might change it too much with their new CGI techniques that it wont be the same old blade runner. im in the gray area on this.



A remake of Blade Runner would be crap, and besides i dont see the point.. would we wanna see remakes of the old Star Wars movies?
Hell no, why? Nothings wrong with the originals.
It would end up beeing a worse movie and staining the original forever.
Im sure some remakes are ok, but thats not good enough.. "ok" is failure.



I would love to see a movie with a completly diffrent story.. taking place in the Blade Runner world.. maybe a few years after or before..
but not linked with Blade Runner in any other way then the enviroment/world..
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Post Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:00 pm

oh jeez, i have to be honest, im afraid to answer tht question, sometimes its better not to mess with something tht was for the most part fine to begin with
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Post Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:49 am

Um, technically Blade Runner IS a remake. Why do people insist on calling it original??

Remakes can actually be better than the originals:

-Alien, THX 1138, Lifepod, The Island, Galaxy Quest...just to name a few.
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Post Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:43 am

Excuse me? Alien, THX, The Island - remakes?

I gues we have so many plagiaristic movies around that people are starting to confuse them with remakes. Great, Hollywood.

And Blade Runner is a remake of... ?
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Post Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:40 am

Alien was made from two films actually both from the 50's

THX 1138 was remade from the original film school project and was derived from Logan's Run

Lifepod started off life as an earlier version of Lifepod, but is primarily from Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat.

The Island is from a multiple sources including Thx 1138, Logan's Run, Coma and others.

Galaxy Quest is a remake of Three Amigos.

Blade Runner? It is a combination of "On The Beach", Road Warrior, and others but its closest inspirations are from Frankenstein and let's not forget the play R.U.R.
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Post Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:46 am

Perhaps you should make a better difference between remakes and plagiates.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remake

In film, a remake is a newer version of a previously released film or a newer version of the source (play, novel, story, etc.) of a previously made film, mainly to appeal a certain old movie to newer generations. For example, 2001's Ocean's Eleven is a remake of the 1960 film of the same name.
The term "remake" is generally used in reference to a movie which uses an earlier movie as the main source material, rather than in reference to a second, later movie based on the same source. For example, 2001's Ocean's Eleven is a remake of the 1960 film, while 1989's Batman is a re-interpretation of the comic book source material which also inspired 1966's Batman. The same can be said for Ian Fleming's novel Casino Royale, which has been adapted three times; as a 1954 television episode, a 1967 spoof, and a 2006 adaptation. These are considered separate adaptations, not remakes, though they use similar characters and a similar plot.


Just because something reminds you something else doesn't necessarily mean it's an intended remake faithful to one original source. Could be merely an inspiration, or, in worse cases - shameless plagiarism (if the author of the newer artwork doesn't give credit to the original).

Of course, recently are plagiates often being sanctioned by calling them "tributes". :roll:
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Post Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:28 am

Masao wrote: THX 1138 was derived from Logan's Run.


Lucas looked into the future before he made THX?




Masao wrote:Blade Runner? It is a combination of "On The Beach", Road Warrior, and others but its closest inspirations are from Frankenstein and let's not forget the play R.U.R.


On The Beach? Why?

Road Warrior? Not even close. Visually and story-wise they are two totally different films altogether.

Frankenstein? Only superficially. You can also say that Blade Runner resembles any film that deals with racism.
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Post Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:29 am

Leon Corporation wrote: You can also say that Blade Runner resembles any film that deals with racism.


Or with depressed alcoholic cops in male memopause.
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Post Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:15 pm

thx was made in 71 and logans run in 76....sorry
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Post Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:01 am

"Lucas looked into the future before he made THX?"

I thought I made it clear but if not, I should restate it. "THX 1138 was derived from Logan's Run" meant that it came from Logan's Run.

Once upon a time; people actually got their Sci Fi from books and so I must apologize for not making the distinction. THX got its story from the novel Logan's Run

The Duvall THX was in fact a remake of the earlier student film.

I hope that is clear.

About Wikipedia: I have noticed that many of their entries are incomplete or make great leaps of faith in incorrect/incomplete data to arrive at conclusions.

If you noticed in DADoES? and even in the BR game pay homage to On the Beach. The 'Sidneys' are records of animals who have become extinct due to nuclear fallout. This may be a obscure reference but I got it. Road Warrior lent its 'trashed future' look to the film.


As for Frankentstein: R.U.R. took its inspiration from Frankenstein a but updated it to robots. Frankenstein was infact an updated version of Pygmalion which was an updated version of the old Golem Legend from Cabalism.

DADoES? took it one step further, but Blade Runner was a revisitation to the older productions and mostly ignored the novel.

-a group of robots return to their creator and revolt at the factory in an attempt to derive the secret of a prolonged life killing along the way. The only thing that stands in the way of the revolt is the perfect models of the robots. One is male and the other is female.

Familiar?

In R.U.R. the name of the robot creator is Rossum. In DADoES? the name is Rosen.


I'm not even going to go into how Star Wars was lifted from Dune.
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Post Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:38 am

Masao wrote:"Lucas looked into the future before he made THX?"

I thought I made it clear but if not, I should restate it. "THX 1138 was derived from Logan's Run" meant that it came from Logan's Run.

Once upon a time; people actually got their Sci Fi from books and so I must apologize for not making the distinction. THX got its story from the novel Logan's Run




So it's a remake of the novel? That's quite a stretch. In the "novel", there are no domed cities which were the equivalent of the underground world in THX 1138. Where do people in THX have to die at 21, or any other age, to prevent overpopulation? Outside the "controlled society" (which both movies actually lent from George Orwell's 1984), their focus is not the same. In Logan's Run, life is great but ends at age 21. In THX 1138, it is all about "control". Everything and everyone has to be controlled, as long as the control mechanism doesn't endanger the monetary system, which, in its turn, would hurt the control mechanism.
One can always find similar themes in any movie (try me), but that doesn't mean one can speak of "remake". With so much filmed, written, composed, painted and sculptured already, no work is entirely original.


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Post Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:47 am

Masao wrote: This may be a obscure reference but I got it. Road Warrior lent its 'trashed future' look to the film.


Ridley Scott already used the "trashed look" in Alien. Much of the design of the total environment in Alien and Blade Runner is based on his admiration for Moebius (Metal Hurlant comic books).

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