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‘Blade Runner’ Is Back — And So Is Its Screenwriter

October 6, 2017

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The film “Blade Runner” opened to mixed reviews in 1982. Eventually it came to be considered a science fiction masterpiece, and is now included in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. A sequel, “Blade Runner 2049,” opens in theaters this weekend.

Reporter Jon Kalish (@kalishjon) finds out how screenwriter Hampton Fancher helped craft both films.

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