[QUOTE=Untouchable;4502081]Also, the only thing Ford really voiced his displeasure about regarding the original cut was the narration that they made him do. Ford and Rutger Hauer were pissed about the Director's cut, where Ridley Scott basically confirmed that Deckard was a replicant which Ford and Hauer believed totally screwed with one of the greatest ending scenes in film history. The whole "tears in rain" scene delivers a lot less impact if it was nothing more than two androids fighting eachother.
The "Not Sure" about Deckard being human/replicant is a core aspect of Dickian style, and really shouldn't be a sure thing one way or the other, the story needs that to be what it is. Personally, I prefer the "no voiceover" version.
As for actors/directors saying what they think, thats fine. Everyone has an opinion. Btu teh film itself should not say so for usre, and I don't think it does. It's up to each to decide what they think about Deckard.
Same way Total Recall should have ended, Soprano Style, right when Arnold gets that "uh oh" look on his face and says something like "this could be just a dream" at the end of the Mars bit at films end. We, the viewer, should never know for sure if what Arnold experienced was real, or if really was all just an implanted memory.
Same is an Minority Report. We, the viewer, should always have some doubts if that big happy ending where Tom Cruise gets his wife back, stops the bad guy, and the precogs get to live in peace on a lake is real.....or just teh happy dream pumped into a now-comotose Cruise serving his (wrongful) sentence after he's put into that wierd-lloking stacking prion thingy.
It is that very unsurety of reality that is the core of Dick's writing.
Last edited by Warfish; 06-27-2012 at 02:52 PM.