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Blade Runner - The Film Noir cut
March 29, 2013 8:59 AM   Subscribe

Blade Runner redone as a sixty seconds long 1940ties film noir, created by Philip Askins. Winner of the "Done in sixty seconds" 2013 Empire Film Awards.
posted by MartinWisse (15 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Well it's a better voice over
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 9:16 AM on March 29, 2013 [4 favorites]


I like the visuals, but the voiceover was distracting - the accent was trying too hard. Nice re-imagining, tho.
posted by rmd1023 at 9:37 AM on March 29, 2013


Let me guess, the 61-second version we see an origami unicorn.
posted by phaedon at 9:39 AM on March 29, 2013 [4 favorites]


Man . . . that's a lot of ties.
 
posted by Herodios at 9:41 AM on March 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


The soundtrack was a nice touch.
posted by invitapriore at 9:41 AM on March 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


What? No "Rick's Cafe?" A missed opportunity.

Or how about this: Deckard (played by Charlton Heston) is given an assignment to hunt down a band of illegal Mexican immigrants, and by the end has come to suspect that he himself was an illegal Mexican immigrant ALL ALONG.

-"She won't live, but then again, what does it matter what you say about people?"
-"Like tears in rain, your future's all used up."

&c. &c.
posted by flechsig at 9:51 AM on March 29, 2013 [4 favorites]


It kinda already was, though.
posted by Trochanter at 10:14 AM on March 29, 2013 [12 favorites]


...to hunt down a band of illegal Mexican immigrants...

A new life awaits you in the offworld colonies Juarez!
posted by odinsdream at 10:47 AM on March 29, 2013


Yeah, this is about as unimaginative as reimagining Indiana Jones as a 1930s serial. I'll congratulate the artwork aspect, but conceptually it's pretty meh.
posted by dhartung at 4:57 PM on March 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


Liked the animation, but not the voiceover.

Agree with Dhartung that this doesn't really have a reason to exist, but oh well.
posted by cell divide at 5:05 PM on March 29, 2013


The Hunt for Tony Blair is a much better implementation of the 'Story retold as noir' trope.
posted by Acheman at 5:25 PM on March 29, 2013


It was already 1940s film noir.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 9:57 PM on March 29, 2013


Next we need Prometheus redone as an Ancient Aliens episode.
posted by KokuRyu at 12:35 AM on March 30, 2013


We need Prometheus redone as a decent film that makes some kind of sense.
posted by ciderwoman at 3:51 AM on March 30, 2013


We've made a film noir totally look like it was a film noir!
posted by spaltavian at 9:57 PM on March 30, 2013


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