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The Illustrated Blade Runner by Hampton Fancher / Philip K. Dick first 1982

The Illustrated Blade Runner by Hampton Fancher / Philip K. Dick first 1982



The Illustrated Blade Runner 

San Diego: Blue Dolphin Enterprises, Inc., 1982


Large 4to., card covers lettered in black and decorated with storyboards from the screenplay; pp. [i], 2-96; pages a little toned, a couple of small marks to covers and rubbing to edges; near-fine. 


First edition of this Blade Runner sketchbook, containing the drawings of storyboards used in the 1982 production. With full number line 1-9 denoting first impression. 


Adapted from Philip K. Dick’s famous novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, production by Ridley Scott began in 1977, with Hampton Fancher as screenwriter. With the script focusing more on environmental concerns than the humanity and religion found in the novel, director Ridley Scott was keen to make changes, obtaining the rights to the name ‘Blade Runner’. Fancher subsequently left the job over this issue, handing over to David Peoples, although he later returned to contribute to various re-writes. 


Containing the complete script, as well as stage directions used in production, this collectible item also describes Ridley Scott’s creative process, which he describes in his Forward thus: “your  imagination is flying. You are to create a futuristic environment, intricately detailed with special effects… these cartoon-like illustrations [are] each worth more than 1,000 words”. 


A fascinating insight into this cult science-fiction film.   

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