This page gives you an overview of the various articles and essays analyzing Blade Runner.
Argumentation on the Essence of Humanity
This text by Andy Duncan is analyzing how genetic engineering and advances in technology may affect humanity and how a person potentially will become an imperfect object among the automation of a new world.
Picturing the Human
A study of the movie in relation to the humanity and the psychology as displayed by the various characters. The article deals with the question of what it means to be a human being, and its author, Stephen Mulhall, correlates this to the replicants quite extensively.
The World 2019: A Worn-Down Hell
What makes the society in Blade Runner so frightening is that it resembles our own. Just like Neuromancer and other cyberpunk dystopias, Blade Runner does not predict change, but escalation. Every negative tendency in our time has been amplified. This article, by Niclas Hermansson (Maintainer of Exploring Dystopia) compares elements from Blade Runner with real-life challenges.
How Science Became God In Blade Runner
In Blade Runner, released in 1982, we are faced with a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, full of darkness, acid rain and decay. Within this picture are three scientists who, together, paint a very different picture of the science and scientists of the future. Each one of them has a purpose in the scientific world and also in society as a whole. In this study by Tony Schloss, the author illustrates that there are both literary and realistic origins of the representation that we are faced with in the movie.
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