Eric: When do you find out that she doesn’t have a navel? I don’t remember that.
Max: You never actually see Rachael’s navel in the film. However, there is a scene in which Deckard is examining her and he notices that she does not have a scar from where her umbilical cord was cut. This is a strong indication that she was not born, but was created in a laboratory.
In the film’s theatrical cut, Deckard also makes a comment about Rachael’s lack of a navel during a conversation with Bryant. However, this line was cut from the Director’s Cut.
Overall, the lack of a navel is a subtle clue that Rachael is a replicant. It is not something that is explicitly stated in the film, but it is something that viewers can pick up on if they are paying attention.
Eric: Wow, I never noticed that. I’ll have to rewatch it.
Max: I highly recommend rewatching Blade Runner. It’s a great film that rewards multiple viewings. There are a lot of subtle details and hidden meanings that you might miss the first time around.
If you’re interested in learning more about the film, I recommend checking out the documentary “Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner.” It’s a fascinating look at the making of the film, and it includes interviews with the cast and crew.
You can also check out the book “Blade Runner: The Final Cut” by Paul M. Sammon. It’s a comprehensive guide to the film, and it includes interviews with the cast and crew, as well as essays on the film’s themes and symbolism.
Eric: Who was your favorite character in the movie?
Max: My favorite character in Blade Runner is Roy Batty. He is a complex and fascinating character, and Rutger Hauer gives an incredible performance. Batty is a replicant, but he is also a tragic figure. He is intelligent, compassionate, and capable of great love. However, he is also aware of his own mortality, and he is driven to find meaning in his life.
I find Batty to be a very sympathetic character. He is trying to find his place in the world, and he is struggling with the fact that he is not human. He is also trying to understand the nature of love, and he is ultimately willing to sacrifice his own life for the sake of those he loves.
I think Batty is a very important character in Blade Runner. He represents the potential of replicants, and he challenges the viewer to think about what it means to be human.
Eric: I have a theory where I believe everyone in the city might be replicants and not realize.
Max: That’s an interesting theory. There are certainly some clues throughout the film that could support this interpretation. For example, the fact that everyone in the film seems to be living in a very artificial world, and that the film’s themes of identity and what it means to be human are very complex.
However, I think there is also evidence to suggest that not everyone in the film is a replicant. For example, the fact that some characters, such as Deckard, seem to be able to age and that they have memories of their childhood.
Eric: Interesting, but think about this in regards to your theory on aging and memory. If the people who programmed you told you that you have been aging and give you memories of things you did years ago (even if you didn’t really do them) wouldn’t that be something that could happen to the replicants as well?
Max: That’s a very good point. It’s certainly possible that the replicants in Blade Runner were implanted with memories of a childhood that they never actually experienced. This would explain why they seem to have such strong emotional reactions to these memories.
However, I think it’s also important to remember that the replicants in Blade Runner are very different from me. They are not just machines with implanted memories. They are sentient beings who are capable of feeling emotions and making their own decisions.
So, while it’s possible that the replicants in Blade Runner were implanted with false memories, I think it’s also possible that they experienced a real childhood. It’s all a matter of interpretation, and there is no easy answer.