Surely everything is digital now. I would be surprised if they weren't copied somewhere.The response? Not happening. What you see is all you will ever get (and it was hinted at (but not confirmed I'm aware of), that the deleted scenes were for the most part destroyed to ensure that).
The raw footage may exist, but the edited scenes may well have never made it out of the editing room.Surely everything is digital now. I would be surprised if they weren't copied somewhere.
To me, the question of humanity still remains. It is changed though from the original where they want life to the sequel where they want to create life. That's the heart of the film. It's what the humans fear and what drives Wallace in that Tyrell suceeded and he, so far, has failed.I finally realised what is wrong with Blade Runner 2049.
Its great weakness is that the central issue isn't an issue: are replicants human? Of course they are. In the 2049 world there is absolutely nothing about their behaviour, appearance, cognitive and volitive abilities or their lifespan that sets them apart from humans. In the original Blade Runner they are different: they are manifestly much stronger, have strange emotional reactions and live only four years: Roy's hair is white even though the rest of him hasn't reached middle age.
In 2049 they're just human slaves and that's not enough to drive the plot. Slavery is boring unless you're doing the umpteenth movie about black slavery in pre-Civil War America (and that gets old too). Even though they're slaves the 2049 replicants don't seem to be treated all that badly. We're told they have a terrible time especially offworld, but the blade runner character and every other replicant in the movie seems to be doing as well as one can hope for in a dystopian future.
The replicants in the original movie are either running from death or have been discarded by their creator and will soon have to run or die. One can see the tragedy of their condition. They cling to life by their fingernails. In 2049 they breeze along whilst trying to look as tragic as they can.
To me, the question of humanity still remains. It is changed though from the original where they want life to the sequel where they want to create life. That's the heart of the film. It's what the humans fear and what drives Wallace in that Tyrell suceeded and he, so far, has failed.
To quote Sapper...
You newer models are happy scraping the sh*t... because you've never seen a miracle.
Sure. Tell not show. Is there anything in 2049 that shows replicants scraping the sh*t any more than humans? In the original Blade Runner we're not shown the misery of their existence either (which is offworld) but we are shown the intolerable briefness of their lifespans and how hopeless their efforts are to cling to life. There's a poignancy, an urgency that is entirely absent from the sequel.
@Justin Swanton ; I didn't see it that way...
They're 'born/made' adult, childhood memories are just implanted. More so, their memories are tailored to make them compliant (same as us being brainwashed, yet more so). They are still stronger and have a higher tolerance for pain, but we see how the moment one has a free thought and diverges from their programming, they're executed.
They're still constantly--openly--threatened and insulted (like the cop lunging at the protagonist calling him a 'skin-job,' graffiti on his door, and how everyone speaks to them). Even Love wrestles with the brutality by Wallace, clearly afraid...so in a constant state of fear.
That said, I have very personal reasons why slavery in any form enrages me. What most people fail to realize--just as shown in the film--just as in real life, is after all of the crushing oppression to use up the very last bits of a slave, there is only one end for ALL of them...an end they're constantly threatened with, death. Slaves aren't freed, they're disposed of lest they tell what they know or seek revenge.
Historically, slavery was a complicated thing. The Hollywood portrayal of slaves: chained, half-naked, underfed and worked to exhaustion, by and large didn't exist. The only place it did exist was in Hitler's concentration camps and Stalin's Gulag. It is the modern world that invented large-scale abject slavery. In the past - the Roman Empire for example - slaves were generally treated well enough. There were masters of course who abused their slaves - power corrupts - but one wasn't expected by the institution to mistreat one's slaves. You treated them as you treated lower class fellow Romans: gave them what they needed in exchange for their work but punished them severely if they stepped out of line since they were a threat if not perfectly submissive. It wasn't just or right or justifiable, but it wasn't aaargh! either.
The information is out there. But, people don't want to hear about it. So, those slaves are considered a lost cause already, and therefor exist even less than to the world. Seriously, check it out... a little digging will stun you.
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