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Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007)

The definitive three-and-a-half hour documentary about the troubled creation and enduring legacy of the science fiction classic Blade Runner (1982), culled from 80 interviews and hours of never-before-seen outtakes and lost footage.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daryl Hannah ... Herself
Michael Deeley Michael Deeley ... Himself
Harrison Ford ... Himself
Joanna Cassidy ... Herself
Rutger Hauer ... Himself
Douglas Trumbull ... Himself
Hampton Fancher ... Himself
Sean Young ... Herself
Syd Mead Syd Mead ... Himself
Steven Poster ... Himself (as Steven B. Poster)
Edward James Olmos ... Himself
Ridley Scott ... Himself
Paul Sammon Paul Sammon ... Himself (as Paul M. Sammon)
Isa Dick Hackett Isa Dick Hackett ... Herself, Philip K. Dick's daughter
Tim Powers Tim Powers ... Himself, author of 'The Anubis Gates'
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The definitive three-and-a-half hour documentary about the troubled creation and enduring legacy of the science fiction classic Blade Runner (1982), culled from 80 interviews and hours of never-before-seen outtakes and lost footage.

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18 December 2007 (USA) See more »

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Dangerous Days See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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(TV) (2008)

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1.78 : 1
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At 1m 31sec, Harrison Ford is in a car and there's no room for a clapper board. He claps his hands to camera instead. Going through this frame by frame, when his hands meet someone has hand drawn a big green cross over the exact frame to mark the point. See more »

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Ridley Scott: My weapon was that camera. If you're there with me, great. If you're not there with me, too bad.
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All the information you could want about Ridley Scott's masterpiece.
28 July 2010 | by lewiskendellSee all my reviews

"This movie, to me, embodies the elegance, the power, and the uniqueness of a film experience."

Dangerous Days is an exhaustive (almost 4 hours!) documentary about the making of Blade Runner. It's (obviously) mostly for hardcore fans, but it's quite a treat for those people who can't get enough information about that landmark sci-fi movie.

Almost everything you could possibly want to know about the film, from its conception, to casting, art, filming, set design, and its release, is covered in detail. There are tons of candid interviews with the actors, writers, Ridley Scott, financiers production designers, and many other people who were involve with the creation of the movie, as well as reactions from other directors like Guillermo del Toro about their own personal thoughts on Blade Runner. Plus, we get an entertaining view of all the backstage drama (and there was quite a lot of it) that went on during the film's production. There is also a lot of unused scenes, behind-the-scenes set footage, and designs sprinkled liberally throughout, that (as far as I know) you can't see anywhere else.  

I actually learned a lot about the filmmaking process in general, from watching this.  Despite the lengthy running time, I was interested the whole way through. This is a gold mine for people who love all things Blade Runner. I wish these kinds of thorough documentaries existed for more of my favorite movies.


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