I’ve got a very nice story about Stanley. I’d finished Blade Runner and it was a disaster. And my investors who were giving me a really hard time, said…’You can’t end the film with this picking up this piece of origami, looking at the girl, walking in the elevator, and nodding, that’s called a film noir.’

I said, ‘What’s a film noir.’…

‘We have to test this with an uplifting ending where they will go off into the wilderness together.’

I said, ‘Well if they can go off into the beautiful wilderness, why are they living in this dystopian environment?’
‘Allright, I’ll do it.’

So by then, I had talked to Stanley a few times. I called him up and said listen, ‘I know you shot the hell out of wherever it was in The Shining, and I know you’ve got four and a half months of helicopter stuff…[inaudible]. Can I have some of the stuff because it will suit me fine.’

The next day I had seventeen hours of helicopter footage, it was stunning. So the end of the film in Blade Runner, that’s Stanley Kubrick’s footage…

But he said,’You got a vehicle, what is it?’

‘It’s long.’

‘Oh shit, every shot I have has a Volkswagen in it.’ Then he went, ‘Oh, what did you shoot?’

I said, ‘Anamorphic’

“Ah jolly good, when you project mine, it’ll look oblong. You’ll be fine.’

Then a day later he called me.

‘It’s Stanley. One other thing. I know you’re going through my footage right now. If there’s anything I used, you can’t have it. Got it?’

I went, ‘Okay cool.’

That was it. That was Kubrick.

– Ridley Scott

Footage from Stanley Kubrick's Shining in the theatrical release of Blade Runner

Footage from Stanley Kubrick’s Shining in the theatrical release of Blade Runner

Footage from Stanley Kubrick's Shining in the theatrical release of Blade Runner

Footage from Stanley Kubrick’s Shining in the theatrical release of Blade Runner

Footage from Stanley Kubrick's Shining in the theatrical release of Blade Runner

Footage from Stanley Kubrick’s Shining in the theatrical release of Blade Runner

Footage from Stanley Kubrick's Shining in the theatrical release of Blade Runner

Footage from Stanley Kubrick’s Shining in the theatrical release of Blade Runner