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In-depth analysis of Blade Runner

A comprehensive collection of analytical essays and articles giving insights into the dystopian themes of Blade Runner. The articles are written by fans and professionals from all over the world, and collected here at Blade Runner Insight for over two decades.

A Study of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner

The text also mentions that they are retired, but suggests that this is more or less synonymous with execution, we are allowed to ponder this deliberately emoti...

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AboutFilm.com's Analysis of Blade Runner

Director Ridley Scott chooses darkness whenever possible, even during the daytime, and employs classic noir contrasts between light and darkness-light shines th...

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An Analysis of Blade Runner

The city, perhaps due to its perpetual rain, has a lingering fog and darkness that is penetrated only by the neon street signs and huge video advertisements.

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An Analysis of a Science-Fiction Movie

In the Star Wars triology, unarguably three of the best science fiction films ever made, there was the everpresent struggle between the Jedi, the defenders of a...

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Analysis of an Itch

His occupation leads him into the worst dilemma; after shooting the first replicant Zhora, Bryant adds another burden, Deckard is to execute Rachael.

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Appreciation & Assessment of Dir. Cut

The role of film noir is interesting in that such stereotypical characteristics are drawn upon and then overturned so that out of cliche emerges a great origina...

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Blade Runner, a Science-Fiction Movie?

Appealing to different people will also help the producers because a broader audience means more patrons which ultimately results in greater cash inflow.

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Blade Runner: an Analysis

There is no doubt that the setting of the film, the flying "spinners" and even the actions of some of the characters are a result of special effects.

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Blade Runner Demystified

In this respect, Blade Runner can be connected to Ridley Scott's Black Rain which showed exactly what happens when the West and East collide in the way that the...

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Christian Symbolism

Tyrell in this scene is a perfect symbol of the New Testament God -- slow to anger and quick to forgive, he is happy to throw out the past, and look only at tho...

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The City, Eyes and Christ

Collaborating with industrial designer Lawrence Paul, art director David Snyder, and cartoon artist Syd Mead, Scott's usage of repeating visual patterns, ocular...

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Deckard's Identity Debate

Bryant's threat "If you're not a cop, you're little people" might be an allusion to Deckard being created solely for police work.

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - No Really, Do They?

Philip K. Dick's book "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" is an all time science fiction classic, actualised by the screen adaptation "Blade Runner".

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Editor's Article

Deckard, aka Harrison Ford, interprets the part very professional but that's not the only factor involving Blade Runner's success becoming a real science fictio...

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Genealogy of Abdul Ben Hassan

Race is presented at many different levels in the film that has many other themes such as what it is to be human, vision, disutopia, the environment, nostalgia,...

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How & Why the Movie is Different

Although some of the characters and plot elements remain relatively unchanged, the film drastically alters the style and presentation to support a view almost c...

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How Science Became God in Blade Runner

Finally, in an essay entitled, "Technology and Politics in the Blade Runner Dystopia", written by Judith B. Kerman, the author investigates the factual truth of...

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Humans & Technology: What Separates Them?

Such a course of events in Blade Runner is the creation's insurrection towards the creator, represented in the movie with the replicant Roy Batty's rebellion ag...

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The Least Scary Option

Alida Brill, talking of the residents of Lakewood, California, an early (1950s) version of a planned suburban town, notes the high levels of anger that arise as...

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The Measure of a Man

Blade Runner is the story of a future world in which genetically engineered "replicants"--artificial life forms designed to be indistinguishable from humans--ar...

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The Parting of the Mist

This final action allows Deckard and Rachael (Adam and Eve) to part from the clouds as well, to an unpolluted garden; taking the memory of Roy's tears, so as no...

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Picturing the Human

The physical and spiritual landscape of Blade Runner is that of the age of technology: those remnants of humanity left behind by the off-world pioneers and sett...

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Blade Runner - a Postmodernist View

' I've seen things you people wouldn't believe, Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion, I watched seabeams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate,...

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The Replicant I Used to Know

Those fans claim that the movie becomes pointless for several reasons: a less-than-human hero has low identification value, the human being/artificial being int...

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Science-Fiction with an Angle

Because the technology in Bladerunner is grounded in scientific research that is currently underway, the prospect of human clones is altogether believable and t...

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What is the Significance of the Unicorn?

"The silver unicorn... is a made thing, a piece of human handiwork, beautiful and fragile and glittering, yet perceived as waste, thrown down and trodden upon, ...

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What Defines Human?

Big questions, like what the difference between man and mechanical things is, or what defines a human being, are what Philip K. Dick (PKD) is exploring in his 1...

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The World 2019 - A Worn Down Hell

Notice the omni-presence of annoying noises, blinking diods, feeding displays and monitors, hissing gauges and sensors, winding piping and circuitry; everyone s...

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