Now everyone has seen Blade Runner, and if you haven’t then you need to re-consider your priorities in life, and for the most part we all summarily deemed the film ‘epic’, ‘awesome’, and a slew of other apt adectives. All fine and dandy but I just decided to browse through some posts on io9 and found something that’s quite… interesting:
…the scene where Deckard goes backstage at a night club to interview the exotic dancer Zhora, who comes in with the synthetic snake she just used in her dance. The dance itself was never filmed… until now. Actress Joanna Cassify, who played Zhora in the 1982 film, decided to just up and record the scene a little while ago, complete with movie accurate make-up and snake, and then posted it for her fans. A few thoughts:
1) Given that the movie is over 30 years old, Joanna Cassidy has aged remarkably well.
2) Her house’s entryway looks nice.
3) I’m going to go out on a limb and say this is not the music Ridley Scott would have chosen for the scene had he included it in the movie. Hopefully.
4) I would like to assume Cassidy has a smoke machine going at all times in her house.
"To those of you who know me: you will be aware by now that my ambition is unlimited. You know that I will settle for nothing short of greatness, or I will die trying. To those of you who do not yet know me: allow me to introduce myself. My name is Peter Weyland, and if you'll indulge me, I'd like to change the world."
—Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland from Prometheus, 2012