How Kubrick's opening to The Shining became Scott's end to Blade Runner

“The fact is, if you are ahead of your time, that’s as bad as being behind the times, nearly,” explains Ridley Scott. “You’ve still got the same problem. I’m all about trying to fix the problem.” Scott and his team decided they could fix one “problem” in particular: The original ending of Blade Runner's ambiguous ending. Here entereth the problem solver: Stanley Kubrick.

Here's a look at Kubrick's opening to the greatest horror film ever produced.

The alternate alternate-end scene to Blade Runner. Thank Odin this cut wasn't used.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8t9_081E9Y&feature=youtu.be

Ironically, the superior ending to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner is the one which Scott preferred from the beginning. It's the ending we first saw in his director's cut version, originally released in 1991 - which ended with no drive out of a dystopian 2019 Los Angeles, just an origami uniorn and a whole lot of open ends.

Ridley Scott is a bad motherfucker. via OC