Civil Rights Era Discrimination in Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner”

In Ridley Scott’s 1982 film “Blade Runner” a strong element of oppressive slavery pervades throughout the film. The people of earth, set in the year 2019, have developed a human like species in which they refer to as ‘Replicants’. These creations are primarily used for manual labor and are seen as inferior to the earthly … Read moreCivil Rights Era Discrimination in Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner”

Do Females Dream of a Respectable Representation?

Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (a novel) and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (a film) insist comparison: Ridley Scott’s film is based on the story told by Philip K. Dick’s novel. These works were created about ten years apart from one another and therefore had important situational differences influence their creations. Most … Read moreDo Females Dream of a Respectable Representation?

Bladerunner and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a tormented exploration of the nature of what it means to be human. The Protagonist is a bounty hunter chasing human simulations known as “androids” and he struggles with his feelings about the task of killing androids throughout the book. He begins to identify with the human replicants … Read moreBladerunner and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Light, Sound, and Significant Cinematography in Blade Runner

Set in a dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, Blade Runner follows Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), an ex-policeman brought out of retirement to eliminate a group of renegade replicants who have illegally arrived on Earth. During this anti-hero’s quest, he forms a relationship with a young woman, Rachel (Sean Young), revealed to be an experimental replicant … Read moreLight, Sound, and Significant Cinematography in Blade Runner

Reflecting Humanity: A Reading of the Complexities of Ridley Scott’s ‘Blade Runner’

Prior to the release of Blade Runner 2049 in theaters in October of 2017, I prepared myself for the film by re-watching the last – and best – version of Ridley Scott’s landmark 1982 film Blade Runner: The Final Cut. In the film, Scott portrays a dystopian Earth in which a genius inventor named Eldon … Read moreReflecting Humanity: A Reading of the Complexities of Ridley Scott’s ‘Blade Runner’

I Experience, Therefore I Am: A Case for an Evolutionary View of Self from Plato to Blade Runner to Arrival

Plato’s allegory of the cave tells the story of a group of men bound together in chains from birth, locked away from the world in a deep, dark cave. They are forced to stare at the wall of the cave and are unable to look around at each other and their surroundings. One day, one … Read moreI Experience, Therefore I Am: A Case for an Evolutionary View of Self from Plato to Blade Runner to Arrival