Future Noir (2007 edition) TOC

Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: One Man’s Obsession

I. THE FILM
Blade Runner

II. THE BOOK
The Author: Philip K. Dick
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

III. DEVELOPMENT
“Do I Love Hollywood? No.”
The First Option Attempts
Enter Hampton Fancher
Brian Kelly Carries the Ball
Treatments and Pitches
The Producer: Michael Deeley

IV- THE DIRECTOR AND THE DEAL
Fancher’s First Script
Robert Mulligan, Universal Pictures, and CBS Films
The Director: Ridley Scott
The (First) Studio: Filmways Pictures

V. SCRIPT WARS
Rewrites
Fancher Out, Peoples In
More Rewrites
An Unhappy Dick
The (Second) Studio: Warner Brothers, Tandem Productions, and Sir Run-Run Shaw

VI. DESIGNING BLADE RUNNER
Syd Mead, “Visual Futurist”
Lawrence G. Paull, David Snyder, and the Art Department

VII. THE CAST AND CREW
Looking for the Lead
Harrison Ford
The Actors and the Crew

VIII. THE SHOTT
Ridleyville
Street Scene 2019: A Visit to the Blade Runner
Set in 1981
Leon’s Voigt-Kampff Test
The Noodle Bar
Liftoff
Bryant’s Briefing
Holden and the Hospital
Rachael and Tyrell
Leon’s Hotel Room
“If Only You Could See Waht I’ve Seen With Your Eyes”
Deckard’s Apartment
Pris and Sebastian
The Esper
Animoid Row
The Snake Pit
Zhora
“Wake up! Time to Die!”
Rachael Lets Down Her Hair
Breakfast for Three
“I Want More Life…”
Deckard Phones Pris
Deckard Kills Pris
Tears in Rain
Gaff on the Roof
Tinfoil Unicorn

IV. “BLOOD RUNNER”: FRICTION ON THE SET
Fired?
Unhappy Actors
Exhausted Crews
The T-Shirt War
Witnesses for the Defense

X. THE SPECIAL EFFECTS
Douglas Trumbull and EEG
Scott F/X
Hades
Tyrell’s Pyramid
Leon’s V-K Test
An Asian Billboard
Spinner to Police HQ
Sunrise at Tyrell’s
Deckard’s Apartment
The Bradbury
The Esper
Elevator to Hell
The Showdown
End of the F/X

XI. POSTPRODUCTION AND THE MUSIC
Principal Wraps-Post Begins
Vangelis
The Score
The Album(s)

XII. SNEAKS AND PANIC
Mor Postproduction
The Publicity Machine Gears Up
The Author Resurfaces-and Dies
The Denver and Dallas Sneaks (A Different Version #1)

XIII. VOICE-OVERS, SAN DIEGO, AND A NEW HAPPY ENDING
The Voice-overs
Ride into the Sunset
The San Diego Sneak (A Different Version #2)

XIV. THE THEATRICAL RELEASE
A Different Version (#3)
The Crew’s Reaction
The Critics Attack
An Indifferent Public
Shock in the Trenches
Gone… But Not Quite Forgotten

XV. THE CULT
A Growing Popularity
The Birth of Cyberpunk
The International Cut (A Different Version #4)
Tapes and Discs

XVI. THE WORKPRINT
Everything Old Is New Again
The Fairfax and UCLA Screenings
The NuArt and Castro Screenings
A Different Version (#1 Again)

XVII. TEH DIRECTOR’S CUT
Building a Better Director’s Cut
Do Androids Dream of Unicorns?
Deckard a Replicant?
Releasing the Theatrical Version
The Critics React
A Different Version (#5)
More Tapes and Discs

XVIII. MARTINI SHOTS

XIX. THE FINAL CUT

APPENDICES
A) Interview with Ridley Scott
B) Different Faces of Blade Runner: How Many Versions?
C) Blade Runner Blunders
D) Blade Runner Online
E) The Score: Blade Runner Soundtrack Catalog
F) Videography: Blade Runner on Tape, Laser Disc, and Television
G) A Shot Blade Runner Bibliography
H) Photo and Screenplay Excerpt Credits
I) Film Credits
J) Deckard Speaks: Interview with Harrison Ford
K) The Second Edition Data File
L) Errata: First Edition Corrections and Updates

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