A Reddit user uncovered some blunt Blade Runner notes:
“Why is this voice over track so terrible, hopefully this is not being dubbed in. He sounds drugged, were they all on drugs when they did this?”
On Twitter, @rarebluemonkey asks:
@clmazin @johnaugust brutal Blade Runner script notes. Do you ever get harsh, bullet point notes like this?
Yes, sometimes. Filmmakers mostly get cleaned-up “let’s consider…” notes, but when a screening goes poorly, the niceties go away. Trust me: anyone who’s made a movie has experienced harsher criticisms than this memo.
In the specific case of the Blade Runner notes, it looks like someone was tasked with transcribing the opinions of Jerry Perenchio, Bud Yorkin and Robin French. It reads extra blunt because it’s people talking about something rather that to someone.