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Monday
Oct022017

Beauty vs Beast: Dreaming of Electric Sheep

Jason from MNPP here... or am I? Is this me? Am I here? So many existential questions here on the eve of the release of Blade Runner 2049 this weekend and all I have is a "Beauty vs Beast" poll to face them down with. Y'all gotta help me suss it out! Are we a Deckard (Harrison Ford) or are we a Pris (Daryl Hannah)? And is this the version of life with the voiceover and the unicorns or isn't it? I am so confused...

PREVIOUSLY Last week we wished David Lynch's Eraserhead a happy 40th birthday, and in a delightfully close contest you came down on the side of the pulsating little baby pod thing - a testament to a special effect that Lynch himself steadfastly refuses to label as such, I'd say. Said Nick T:

"Baby, because I asked my dad if he resonated with Henry's parental struggles raising me and he gave me a look that said I was still making him struggle."

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A friend and I watched the director's cut on Saturday night to prepare for next weekend.

October 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph

Pris is admittedly a way cooler character, but early-80's Harrison Ford is, umm, hard to say no to, so he gets my vote.

October 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJohn T

Iprefer Sean Young's precise iceiness.

October 2, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordonuk

since i'm reminded of accelerated decrepitude every time i look in a mirror, i'm with pris

[of course, zhora is the true beauty, even if she can't afford a real snake]

October 2, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterpar

Daryl Hannah showed such promise (I'd argue that she has, unfortunately, never bettered this performance - admittedly, a high bar was set)...

October 3, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterkermit_the_frog

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