Oscar 2021: Harrison Ford Delights ‘Blade Runner’ Fans By Sharing Studio’s Scathing Notes at the Oscars

Harrison Ford Delights ‘Blade Runner’ Fans By Sharing Studio’s Scathing Notes at the Oscars

Harrison Ford in Blade Runner.

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“Were they all on drugs?” was among the best of the mini roast.
Harrison Ford on Sunday night treated Blade Runner fans to the scornful studio notes about his beloved 1982 sci-fi film while he presented at the Oscars. The iconic actor was bestowing the award for best film editing.Ford opened his presentation by reading notes from a crumpled-up piece of paper about Blade Runner, though he did not say right away which film he was talking about — but fans of the Ridley Scott picture knew immediately.

“He sounds drugged,” Ford continued on, unimpressed. “Were they all on drugs? Deckard (Ford’s character) at the piano is interminable. Flashback dialogue confusing. Is he listening to a tape? Why do we need the third cut to the eggs? The synagogue music is awful on the streets. We’ve got to use Vangelis. Up to Zora’s (Joanna Cassidy) death, the movie is deadly dull.”

He ended with the best zinger: “This movie gets worse every screening.”

While not a box office hit at the time, Blade Runner has gone on to become a Ford-fan favorite and even spawned a 2017 sequel.