Essays Tagged: "Blade Runner"

Technology spontaneously approaching humanity with the passage of time

tools that are human, or at least beings that challenge how we define being 'human.' Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and James Cameron's Terminator 2 offer two particular scenarios of futures in which the ... next. Just as the T800 is designed to perform solely as a unemotional computer, the 'replicants' in Blade Runner are designed to work in slavery without protest. Since it's remarked in Blade Runner th ...

(8 pages) 171 0 4.7 May/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Show how the ways the author constructed one of the core texts helped you to understand the main ideas of the Blade Runner.

The cinematic construction of Blade Runner: The Director's Cut helps to enhance the audience's understanding of what it means to b ... Sheep?, the film presents a world that is both similar and disturbingly different to the audience. Blade Runner has been influential in the development of science fiction films that deals with high-t ... has strengthened the audience's understanding of the main ideas of the film.The opening sequence of Blade Runner: The Director's Cut evokes feelings of darkness, bleakness and foreboding. The most pow ...

(10 pages) 111 0 4.5 Aug/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

A General Analysis of Ridley Scott's 'Alien' (1979)

nd most influential science fiction films ever made, on a par with other 'Hollywood greats' such as Blade Runner, The Terminator, 2001 - A Space Odyssey, and The Matrix.The man who made all this possi ... y, and The Matrix.The man who made all this possible is Ridley Scott the director of such films as "Blade Runner" Thelma and Louise" "Hannibal" and "Black Hawk Down".However, much credit must also be ...

(4 pages) 107 1 4.4 Jan/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Talk-back radio with ridley scott

ey Scott. He will, of course, be best known to most as the director of the controversial 1992 film 'Blade Runner' Welcome to our program Ridley.Ridley Scott: Thank you Richard. This is my first trip t ... en enjoying this beautiful city.Richard Glover: Right, let's get straight into our subject matter. 'Blade Runner' is one of those films which not only reflect the concerns of its time, but, according ...

(6 pages) 42 0 4.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

Compare how "Brave New World" and "Blade Runner" explore the tension between humanity and the natural world.

s habitat. This theme is unequivocal in Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" (BNW) and Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner - The Directors Cut" (BR) as both texts examine the interplay between nature and humani ...

(5 pages) 82 1 3.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Cost of Artificial Life

o the question, at what point does too much scientific advancement become a problem? Ridley Scott's Blade Runner paints a surreal picture of what the future might hold for the human race if these adva ... al life, the essence of life will diminish and the survival of the human race will be threatened.In Blade Runner, mankind has created artificial life that is so human like, it is impossible to differe ...

(4 pages) 47 0 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Blade runner - Tyrell Corporation's motto stated, 'more human than human'. To what extent is this true of the replicants

is to have emotions, to empathize with people, and to have memories and a past which you value. In Blade Runner, the replicants express more emotions than any human does. The humans operate as if the ... actually fitting the description of what it is to be a human more accurately than the humans are.In Blade Runner, the humans act with no moral integrity and no regard for others. The people of the tim ...

(4 pages) 48 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Prometheus Justified: Blade Runner, Frankenstein and the Proper Usage of Violence

In the case of the creature from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the replicants from Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, this violence takes on a role of complete dominance in the individual and essentially ... s counterparts are dealt the ultimate dishonor; they are not even killed but are instead "retired" (Blade Runner, 1993). In this sense they are given the same discourtesy as Adam; just as God tells A ...

(4 pages) 47 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Blade Runner: Machine will take over

Blade Runner is Ridley Scott's bleak and yet beautiful adaptation of Phillip K Dick's novel 'Do Andr ... Despite this, the movie later achieved cult-status and the Director's cut was re-released in 1992. Blade Runner is widely thought to have been ahead of its time in its amazing futuristic vision. ... shade. The use of strong shafts of light as well as backlighting runs through the entire length of Blade Runner. Location is another important element of Film Noir: Dark cities, inhabited by low life ...

(4 pages) 90 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Blade Runner (Scott) + Brave New World (Huxley) - Analysis When humanity loses touch with nature speech to environmental forum.

and drug use which were appearing at the time, the 1920's.More recently Ridley Scott used his film "Blade Runner", to highlight the destructive forces present the 1980's. He shared the concerns of the ... riors are dim and smoky and Deckard, wearing his trench coat, hunts for replicants in his role as a blade runner. Here too, science has created artificial life "more human than human". The human chara ...

(4 pages) 58 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

'Compare how "Brave new world" and "Blade runner" explore the tension between humanity and the natural world.'

atural world are present within the two texts "Brave new world" written by Aldous Huxley 1931, and "Blade runner" directed by Riddley Scott 1982. These two tests have been used to demonstrate the tens ... were questioning humanity, after the destruction of many towns, cities and lives. The second text "Blade runner" also signifies the tension between the natural world and humanity. This is derived fro ...

(2 pages) 66 0 3.8 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Brave new world and Blade runner essay, exploring contexts

The novel Brave New world, composed by Aldous Huxley and the film, Blade runner produced by Ridley Scott are both texts which can be classified as science fiction, nev ... em happy and restrict the elite, via biological pre-determined morality.Neither Brave New World nor Blade runner illustrates an optimistic picture of the relationship between humanity and nature in th ... t arise, this film depicts that 'someone with will and power' as Tyrell, the "g-d of biomechanics". Blade Runner is set in Los Angeles 2019, 'the city of angels', which as the film extends becomes iro ...

(3 pages) 64 1 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

Blade Runner (MOVIE) starring Harrison Ford

The plot of the movie "Blade Runner" becomes unrevealed till the end of the movie. Many assumptions about the plot and the ... est to the movie eighteen years after its creation. The main character in the movie is Deckard- the Blade Runner. He is called for a special mission after his retirement, to "air up" four replicants w ... thless machine.The main deception in the plot is also the main cause that holds the identity of the blade razor ­Deckard, unrevealed through the continuance of the movie. The first assumption that ...

(3 pages) 64 1 3.6 Jun/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Comparison of Brave new world with blade runner

sts of similarities and differences between the book brave new world by aldous huxley and the movie blade runner.plot over of brave new worldThe novel opens in the Central London Hatching and Conditio ...

(6 pages) 51 1 2.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Blade Runner, An Analysis

Blade Runner is a 1980's science fiction movie that is directed by Ridley Scott, and that stars nume ... he story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.Unlike most other futuristic movies Blade Runner has a dark and pessimistic view of the future. It takes place in 2019 in Las Angeles, w ... edom from slavery, and to exist beyond their four-year lifespan.So, Captain Bryant forces a retired blade runner named Deckard (Harrison Ford) out of retirement so he can arrest these escaped robots. ...

(2 pages) 95 3 3.8 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Blade Runner - The Director's Cut... Is the setting of Blade Runner credible? Are there any elements of society today evident of the futuristic setting of 2019?

Blade Runner - The Director's Cut opens by welcoming us into the possible future of earth. Set in th ... people," implying that those with power lead a more satisfying life. This makes Deckard rejoin as a Blade Runner.The effective portrayal of such social degeneration presents the viewer with a dismal i ... uristic movie of Minority Report, also based on a science fiction novel written by Phillip K. Dick, Blade Runner - The Director's Cut shows a very different aspect of the future of our world. Minority ...

(3 pages) 45 1 3.3 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparative Study Of Texts: Blade Runner & Brave New World

trasted with the incident involved with the Voigt-Kampff Test used to expose replicants in the film Blade Runner (BR). This comparison helps to confirm the value of a comparative study of texts as we ... human emotions and beliefs such as love confounds the inhabitants of BNW. The Voigt-Kampff Test in Blade Runner is an incident shown twice in the film. The second time it appears Deckard is introduce ...

(2 pages) 28 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Artificial Intelligence: Is it Capable of Showing Flaws in Society?

t be looked at first in order to understand the difference between machines and humans. In his book Blade Runner, Philip K. Dick incorporates several different aspects of not only how artificial intel ... orld today does not have the capability of making machines with the intelligence of the androids in Blade Runner, but Dick's science fiction can be looked at as a metaphor to how the world is becoming ...

(6 pages) 43 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence

Free write: Mise-en-scene:Blade Runner

Tall buildings in a crowded city begin to set the mood for the opening scene in Blade Runner. Thinking of even a modern day city one would receive a rushed and crowded feelin. In t ...

(1 pages) 1204 0 3.7 May/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Comparative Study of Texts: Brave New World/ Blade Runner (note: essay on humanity, and human's relationship with the natural world)

worlds of the narrative text Brave New World (1932), composed by Aldous Huxley and the visual text Blade Runner (Director's Cut) (1992), directed by Ridley Scott, perhaps the most significant themati ... ressive system. In both texts the insignificant, Epsilons of Brave New World and "little people" of Blade Runner, are kept in their place for an essentially sadistic purpose. In Brave New World, in pa ...

(4 pages) 69 0 3.7 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers