Retrofitting Blade Runner: Issues in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

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Judith Kerman
Popular Press, 1991 - 291 páginas
This book of essays looks at the multitude of texts and influences which converge in Ridley Scott's film Blade Runner, especially the film's relationship to its source novel, Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The film's implications as a thought experiment provide a starting point for important thinking about the moral issues implicit in a hypertechnological society. Yet its importance in the history of science fiction and science fiction film rests equally on it mythically and psychologically resonant creation of compelling characters and an exciting story within a credible science fiction setting. These essays consider political, moral and technological issues raised by the film, as well as literary, filmic, technical and aesthetic questions. Contributors discuss the film's psychological and mythic patterns, important political issues and the roots of the film in Paradise Lost, Frankenstein, detective fiction, and previous science fiction cinema.
 

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The Android as Doppelgdnger
4
Technology and Politics in the Blade Runner Dystopia
16
Metahuman Kipple Or Do Male Movie
25
Androids as a Device for Reflection on Personhood
32
SOURCES AND SYNTHESIS
40
The Influence of Paradise Lost
53
Victimized Victimizers
76
FILM SOURCES AND ADAPTATION ISSUES
90
A SilverPaper Unicorn
178
The Music in Blade Runner
196
Blade Runner
212
Bibliography
229
Bibliography Addendum
273
Reconstructing the Directors
294
Blade Runner Credits
302
Memories Youre Talkin About Memories
308

Philip K Dick on Blade Runner
103
The Politics of
110
Blade Runner in Perspective
132
Blade Runner Film Notes
154
Index
314
Contributors
330
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