FAQ Search Memberlist Usergroups Profile Log in to check your private messages
 Forum Index      Log in  Register
Familiar face in Leons' bathroom?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> Blade Runner General Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
prodigalson
Community Member


Joined: 17 Aug 2011
Posts: 17
Location: Bedfordshire, UK

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:42 am    Post subject: Familiar face in Leons' bathroom? Reply with quote

I'm sure many of you have already looked into this, so forgive me if this is old news. I'm new to the forum and have'nt yet seen any posts related to this matter.

Those of you that have read Vic Armstrongs' book will be aware that during post production in the UK, Ridley asked Vic who he knew as a Harrison double, and whom he had worked with as a horse trainer/provider, to stand in for Harrison in a couple of pick up shots.

Specifically the bathroom sequence in Leons' apartment. Although some set ups were done at Pinewood the bathroom set was actually re-created at Elstree Studios.
From the moment Deckard enters the bathroom and right through to the snake scale discovery and up to the exit of the bathroom, it is Vic Armstrong playing Deckard.

As I said, many of you will already know this but I've just finished Vics' book and it gave me a renewed aspect on BR.
BTW, it is a great book and well worth looking at if your a film buff, some amazing insights in there.

Cheers,
proigal.
_________________
"The Casablanca of science fiction movies".


Last edited by prodigalson on Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:56 am; edited 4 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
joberg
Community Member


Joined: 06 Oct 2008
Posts: 8984

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woaw...I gotta see that scene again Shocked to make sure.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
prodigalson
Community Member


Joined: 17 Aug 2011
Posts: 17
Location: Bedfordshire, UK

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out the actor in profile, if you've seen pics of Vic Armstrong you will recognize him instantly.

prodigal.
_________________
"The Casablanca of science fiction movies".
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
Mitch Magnum PKD
Community Member


Joined: 22 Jan 2009
Posts: 129
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow!
I'll certainly freely admit that I, for one, didn't know anything about this neat little bit of BR Trivia! Shocked

VERY cool to learn this, PS... Thanks for sharing it.

Please, if any other additional little bits of info like this come out of reading Vic's book, don't hesitate to share it. As someone who doesn't have a copy of the book himself, I love learning of these little nuggets of insider info... It sure was news to ME.

_________________
Memories... You're talking about memories...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
joberg
Community Member


Joined: 06 Oct 2008
Posts: 8984

PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw the movie again and the scene in the bathroom is dark and you hardly see the actor's profile...all possible for sure
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
Noeland
Community Guide


Joined: 24 Oct 2006
Posts: 1323

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, It's talked about on a documentary on the suitcase edition release, and I think Ridley Scott talks about it on one of the audio commentaries too.

There is additional footage of the scene too.
_________________
I don't have enough blasters!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
nexus42
Community Member


Joined: 17 Jul 2009
Posts: 90
Location: UK

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seperated at birth



I thought this had been common knowledge for years? it was mentioned way back in Future Noir.....page 129.
And as Noeland says commented on by Ridley on the dvd.
re-shoot took place at Pinewood EMI

extract from Vics book


Thanks anyway and welcome prodigalson.......................................................
..........................................................
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
joberg
Community Member


Joined: 06 Oct 2008
Posts: 8984

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw the movie again with Scott commentaries and yes, it's not Harrison in the bathroom...but close enough Wink Thanks for the pic and the book exerp.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
prodigalson
Community Member


Joined: 17 Aug 2011
Posts: 17
Location: Bedfordshire, UK

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi gang,
I just wanted to be 100% sure about this information, so, I managed to contact Vic himself through his website and asked him if he could reiterate on the subject.

He confirmed that it was him in the bathroom/snakescale scene but that I was to be corrected on one point, the white horse used in the dream sequence was not one of his, although he did provide some white arabs for the movie 'Legend'. This is somewhat puzzling to me because in 'Dangerous Days Making Blade Runner' Ridley states that the unicorn horse was "one of Vic's", which is why I made the presumption. He also told me that the bathroom set was built at Elstree, not Pinewood.

Vic also confirmed for me that the makers name on his fedora is .......
Herbert Johnson. Wink

Cheers,
prodigal.
_________________
"The Casablanca of science fiction movies".


Last edited by prodigalson on Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:01 am; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
andy
Community Guide


Joined: 01 Nov 2006
Posts: 6191
Location: Rochester, NY

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work Prodigal. All this makes a good behind the scenes article and portrait of Vic.

Andy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
joberg
Community Member


Joined: 06 Oct 2008
Posts: 8984

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing Prodigal...interesting story and a big thanks to Vic to have responded to your question. Cool
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
Noeland
Community Guide


Joined: 24 Oct 2006
Posts: 1323

PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a lot more to the bathroom on the deleted and alternate scenes portion of disc 4 on the suitcase boxed set.

Including the fact that Leon is hiding somewhere in the bathroom the whole time!


_________________
I don't have enough blasters!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
prodigalson
Community Member


Joined: 17 Aug 2011
Posts: 17
Location: Bedfordshire, UK

PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there any further mention of Vic in that extra material?

Cheers,
prodigal.
_________________
"The Casablanca of science fiction movies".
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
ridleyville
Community Member


Joined: 12 Mar 2007
Posts: 181
Location: Billericay Essex UK

PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Including the fact that Leon is hiding somewhere in the bathroom the whole time!


Am i right in thinking he was meant to be wedged between the 2 walls above the door at ceiling height. I do have the storyboard of that but it is not clear if it was Leon. Will have to have another look.
_________________
More human than human
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> Blade Runner General Discussion All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group
BBTech Template by © 2003-04 MDesign

Problems Registering Contact: help@propsummit.com