Retrofitting Blade Runner

Retrofitting Blade Runner Author Judith Kerman
ISBN-10 0879725109
Release 1991
Pages 291
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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.

Blade Runner

Blade Runner Author Oscar Pistorius
ISBN-10 9780753521397
Release 2009-09-15
Pages 224
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Blade Runner is the inspirational memoir of Oscar Pistorius. Discover his incredible, emotional journey from disabled toddler to international sports phenomenon. At eleven months old, Oscar Pistorius had both his legs amputated below the knee. His mother wrote a letter to be read by Oscar when he was grown up: 'A loser is not one who runs last in the race. It is the one who sits and watches, and has never tried to run.' On discovering that their son had been born with no fibulae, Oscar's parents made the difficult decision to have both his legs amputated, giving him the best possible chance of a normal life. Oscar received his first pair of prosthetic legs at just seventeen months, made specifically for him. From then on he became invincible: running, climbing and, with the encouragement of his older brother, getting into any mischief he could. Throughout the course of his life, Oscar has battled to overcome extraordinary difficulties to prove that, with the right attitude, anything is possible. Blade Runner charts the extraordinary development of one of the most gifted sportsmen and inspirational figures on the planet - from immobilised child to world-class sprinter.

Blade Runner

Blade Runner Author Philip K. Dick
ISBN-10 9783104027241
Release 2014-06-26
Pages 224
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›Blade Runner‹, der Film von Ridley Scott, beruht auf dem Roman von Philip K. Dick aus dem Jahr 1968, in dem Androiden von elektrischen Schafen träumen. Denn in der postapokalyptischen Gesellschaft definiert der Besitz von Tieren den Status und eine Person im Fernseher wird beinahe göttlich verehrt. Vom Mars zurückgekehrte Androide bedrohen aber die radioaktive Idylle, und ein Kopfgeldjäger – im Film Harrison Ford – macht Jagd auf sie. Mit höhnischem Scharfsinn und schwarzem Humor erkundet Dick die Grenze, die den Menschen von den Androiden, die er geschaffen hat, unterscheidet. Eine Lektion in Sachen Ethik der Technik. »Philip K. Dick ist für die zweite Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts, was Franz Kafka für die erste war.« Art Spiegelman

Sicherheit und Unsicherheit in der Gro stadt

Sicherheit und Unsicherheit in der Gro  stadt Author Tammo Grabbert
ISBN-10 9783640406630
Release 2009-08-21
Pages 17
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Wohnen, Stadtsoziologie, Note: 1, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg (Institut für Soziologie), Veranstaltung: Die Stadt im Film, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Zu untersuchen war das Thema „Sicherheit und Unsicherheit in der Großstadt“, wobei es darauf ankam, immer wieder Bezüge zu dem 1982 unter der Regie von Ridley Scott entstandenen Film „Blade Runner“ herzustellen. Der Film selbst stellt eine fiktionale Weiterzeichnung gegenwärtiger Entwicklungstendenzen in amerikanischen Großstädten dar. Es stand uns verschiedene Literatur zur Verfügung, die das Thema aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven beleuchtet. Mein Teil des Referats behandelte das Buch „Ökologie der Angst. Los Angeles und das Leben mit der Katastrophe“ von dem amerikanischen Stadtsoziologen und Zukunftsforscher Mike Davis. Mike Davis „Ökologie der Angst“ zeichnet ein Schreckbild von der Großstadt Los Angeles in Gegenwart und Zukunft. Obwohl sein Buch teilweise übertreibt und seiner schlagzeilenträchtigen Aufmachung wegen plakativ wirken kann, liefert es doch eine klare Analyse bestimmter Entwicklungen in Großstädten, festgemacht am Beispiel von Los Angeles, deren Auswirkungen er ausschließlich negativ bewertet. In der vorliegenden Ausarbeitung zu diesem Referat habe ich mich in erster Linie mit dem Buch von Mike Davis beschäftigt. Zu Beginn werde ich kurz den Inhalt des im Seminar gezeigten Films „Blade Runner“ wiedergeben, um in der Folge Verbindungen zu den Thesen von Davis aufzeigen zu können. Zwar nimmt er erst im siebten und letzten Kapitel des Buches („Jenseits von Blade Runner“, ab S.403) explizit bezug auf den Film, doch spricht er zuvor auch andere Aspekte an, die das Ziehen von Parallelen zu jenem durchaus erlauben.

Ridley Scott s Blade Runner

Ridley Scott s Blade Runner Author Frank Schnelle
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105017411260
Release 1994
Pages 108
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Ridley Scott s Blade Runner has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Ridley Scott s Blade Runner also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Ridley Scott s Blade Runner book for free.

The Blade Runner Experience

The Blade Runner Experience Author Will Brooker
ISBN-10 9780231501798
Release 2012-05-15
Pages 240
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Since its release in 1982, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, has remained a cult classic through its depiction of a futuristic Los Angeles; its complex, enigmatic plot; and its underlying questions about the nature of human identity. The Blade Runner Experience: The Legacy of a Science Fiction Classic examines the film in a broad context, examining its relationship to the original novel, the PC game, the series of sequels, and the many films influenced by its style and themes. It investigates Blade Runner online fandom and asks how the film's future city compares to the present-day Los Angeles, and it revisits the film to pose surprising new questions about its characters and their world.

Blade Runner

Blade Runner Author Amy Coplan
ISBN-10 9781136231452
Release 2015-05-08
Pages 174
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Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner is widely regarded as a "masterpiece of modern cinema" and is regularly ranked as one of the great films of all time. Set in a dystopian future where the line between human beings and ‘replicants’ is blurred, the film raises a host of philosophical questions about what it is to be human, the possibility of moral agency and freedom in ‘created’ life forms, and the capacity of cinema to make a genuine contribution to our engagement with these kinds of questions. This volume of specially commissioned chapters systematically explores and addresses these issues from a philosophical point of view. Beginning with a helpful introduction, the seven chapters examine the following questions: How is the theme of death explored in Blade Runner and with what implications for our understanding of the human condition? What can we learn about the relationship between emotion and reason from the depiction of the ‘replicants’ in Blade Runner? How are memory, empathy, and moral agency related in Blade Runner? How does the style and ‘mood’ of Blade Runner bear upon its thematic and philosophical significance? Is Blade Runner a meditation on the nature of film itself? Including a brief biography of the director and a detailed list of references to other writings on the film, Blade Runner is essential reading for students – indeed anyone - interested in philosophy and film studies. Contributors: Colin Allen, Peter Atterton, Amy Coplan, David Davies, Berys Gaut, Stephen Mulhall, C. D. C. Reeve.

Blade Runner

Blade Runner Author Matt Hills
ISBN-10 9780231504645
Release 2012-07-16
Pages 128
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More than just a box office flop that resurrected itself in the midnight movie circuit, Blade Runner (1982) achieved extraordinary cult status through video, laserdisc, and a five-disc DVD collector's set. Blade Runner has become a network of variant texts and fan speculations& mdash;a franchise created around just one film. Some have dubbed the movie "classroom cult" for its participation in academic debates, while others have termed it "meta-cult," in line with the work of Umberto Eco. The film has also been called "design cult," thanks to Ridley Scott's brilliant creation of a Los Angeles in 2019, the graphics and props of which have been recreated by devoted fans. Blade Runner tests the limits of this authenticity and artificiality, challenging the reader to differentiate between classic and flop, margin and mainstream, true cult and its replicants.

Blade Runner

Blade Runner Author Scott Bukatman
ISBN-10 9781844577132
Release 2012-07-31
Pages 112
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Ridley Scott's dystopian classic Blade Runner, an adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, combines noir with science fiction to create a groundbreaking cyberpunk vision of urban life in the twenty-first century. With replicants on the run, the rain-drenched Los Angeles which Blade Runner imagines is a city of oppression and enclosure, but a city in which transgression and disorder can always erupt. Graced by stunning sets, lighting, effects, costumes and photography, Blade Runner succeeds brilliantly in depicting a world at once uncannily familiar and startlingly new. In his innovative and nuanced reading, Scott Bukatman details the making of Blade Runner and its steadily improving fortunes following its release in 1982. He situates the film in terms of debates about postmodernism, which have informed much of the criticism devoted to it, but argues that its tensions derive also from the quintessentially twentieth-century, modernist experience of the city – as a space both imprisoning and liberating. In his foreword to this special edition, published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BFI Film Classics series, Bukatman suggests that Blade Runner 's visual complexity allows it to translate successfully to the world of high definition and on-demand home cinema. He looks back to the sciencefiction tradition of the early 1980s, and on to the key changes in the 'final' version of the film in 2007, which risk diminishing the sense of instability created in the original.

Blade Runner Matrix und Avatare

Blade Runner  Matrix und Avatare Author Parfen Laszig
ISBN-10 9783642256257
Release 2012-12-30
Pages 478
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In dem Fachbuch analysieren renommierte Autoren rund 30 Filme unter psychodynamischen Gesichtspunkten: Wie weicht die Darstellung in den Medien von der Wirklichkeit ab? Und wie verändern sich Zuschauer, wenn sie damit konfrontiert sind? Am Beispiel bekannter und neu zu entdeckender Filme zeigen sie auf, wie sich virtuelle Realitäten, Konstrukte, Traumbilder und künstliche Wesen auf die Wahrnehmung des Zuschauers auswirken. Die Texte sind so geschrieben, dass sie auch für „psychoanalytische Laien“ verständlich und spannend zu lesen sind.

Blade Runner

Blade Runner Author Sean Redmond
ISBN-10 9781911325109
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 100
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Ridley Scott’s 1982 film Blade Runner is now widely recognized as an undisputed masterwork of science fiction cinema and one of the most influential films released in the last forty years. Yet on its original release it was both a critical and commercial failure, criticized for its perceived prioritizing of style over content and a narrative that did not deliver the anticipated high octane action that its star casting and large budget normally promise. How did a film that was removed from circulation within a month of its premiere come to mean so much to modern audiences and provide such a rich seam of material for film and media studies? Sean Redmond excavates the many significances of the film – its breakthrough use of special effects as a narrative tool; its revolutionary representation of the future city; its treatment of racial and sexual politics; and its unique status as a text whose meaning was fundamentally altered in its re-released Director’s Cut form, then further revised in a Final Cut in 2007, and what this means in an institutional context. This volume was previously published as Studying Blade Runner in 2008.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Blade Runner the Director s Cut Directed by Ridley Scott

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Blade Runner  the Director s Cut Directed by Ridley Scott Author Megan De Kantzow
ISBN-10 1740201345
Release 2001
Pages 171
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Blade Runner the Director s Cut Directed by Ridley Scott has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Blade Runner the Director s Cut Directed by Ridley Scott also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Blade Runner the Director s Cut Directed by Ridley Scott book for free.

Philosophy and Blade Runner

Philosophy and Blade Runner Author T. Shanahan
ISBN-10 9781137412294
Release 2016-04-30
Pages 217
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Philosophy and Blade Runner explores philosophical issues in the film Blade Runner , including human nature, personhood, identity, consciousness, free will, morality, God, death, and the meaning of life. The result is a novel analysis of the greatest science fiction film of all time and a unique contribution to the philosophy of film.

Blade Runner and the Cinema of Philip K Dick

Blade Runner and the Cinema of Philip K  Dick Author Jeremy Mark Robinson
ISBN-10 1861713568
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 244
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BLADE RUNNER AND THE CINEMA OF PHILIP K. DICK BY JEREMY MARK ROBINSON This book is about the films made from the fiction of Philip K. Dick, which include the classic movie Blade Runner, the Arnold Schwarzenegger actioner Total Recall, Minority Report, directed by Steven Spielberg, and 2007's Next. A thorough exploration of Blade Runner forms the core of the book, looking at the conception, production, themes and influence of the 1982 Warner Brothers film in every detail. Philip Kindred Dick (1928-1982) was a key figure in 20th century science fiction, famous for embracing drugs and the counter-culture in his work. Dick's fiction includes The Man In the High Castle, Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said, A Scanner Darkly, The Game Players of Titan, Clan of the Alphane Moon, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Valis, The Divine Invasion, Martian Time-Slip, The Minority Report, and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale. Dick's themes included perception and reality, drugs, state control, global capitalism, surveillance, and paranoia. Four films are explored here: Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report and A Scanner Darkly (in a chapter by Thomas Christie). The other films based on Phil Dick's fiction, which are discussed in the final chapter, include Confessions d'un Barjo (a French movie based on Confessions of a Crap Artist), a Canadian film, Screamers, based on Dick's Second Variety story, Paycheck, directed by John Woo, Next (Lee Tamahori, 2007), based on The Golden Man, and Impostor (Gary Fleder, 2002). The more recent cycle of Philip Kindred Dick movies began with Minority Report and Impostor in 2002 - Paycheck and Next followed in 2003 and 2007, and The Owl In Daylight, a possible film about Dick, and Radio Free Alemuth (2008). A sequel to Screamers was released in 2009, again shooting in Canada, with Peter Weller starring. Fully illustrated, with a newly revised text for this edition. Bibliography, filmography and notes. ISBN 971861713568. FROM THE FOREWORD In this comprehensive book, Jeremy Robinson explores the themes of Blade Runner with his usual insight and knowledge of visual and narrative film. Robinson presents a critical and objective outside viewpoint. He tries to be balanced, and to offer criticism as well as praise. It is ultimately important to note that he is writing about art, not the artist, and he admires Ridley Scott as much as I do. Blade Runner has been analyzed, debated, dissected and discussed extensively over the last 25 years and I hope you find Jeremy Robinson's exploration into Ridley Scott's seminal sci-fi film noir masterpiece to be innovative and glowing with new ideas that stimulate your imagination and jump start your synapses. Sheena Duggal, Visual Effects Supervisor, Sony Pictures Imageworks

Das Sounddesign von Ridley Scotts Blade Runner

Das Sounddesign von Ridley Scotts  Blade Runner Author Jeremy Iskandar
ISBN-10 9783638804271
Release 2007-07-04
Pages 14
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Musikwissenschaft, Note: 2,3, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Veranstaltung: Imaginierte Klänge - Der Soundtrack von Science Fiction-Filmen, 8 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die folgende Hausarbeit beschäftigt sich mit dem Sounddesign von Ridley Scotts 1982 veröffentlichten Science-Fiction-Klassiker Blade Runner. Einzelne markante Szenen aus der Director’s Cut-Version des Films1 werden bezüglich ihres Sounddesigns analysiert. Zentrale Fragestellungen sind hierbei Richtlinien wie: „Welche Funktion hat der „Sound“ in der entsprechenden Szene?“, „Was klingt und wie kann es zugeordnet werden?“, „Wie ist das Sounddesign einer entsprechenden Szene im Ganzen angelegt (Einsatz von Onscreen/Offscreen-Klängen)?“, „Welche Korrelation gehen Bild und Ton mit einander ein, und welche Wirkung wird dadurch erzielt?“. Bevor ich mich nun aber der Analyse der ausgewählten Filmszenen widme, möchte ich noch eine kurze Einführung zum Film selbst bieten und auch auf seine prägende Rolle als stilistisches Meisterwerk innerhalb und auch außerhalb des Science-Fiction-Films hinweisen. Das der Film einmal einen derartigen Kultstatur innehaben würde, wie er ihn heute zweifelsohne genießt, war bei seiner Erstaufführung am 25.06.1982 noch nicht ab zu sehen. Vielmehr waren dem Film bei seinem Erscheinen fast nur negative Kritiken beschienen. Der prominente Filmkritiker Roger Ebert2 äußerte über den Film beispielsweise: „the movie’s weakness [...] is that allows the special-effects technology to overwhelm the story“ (Sievert, 2000, S. 1).3 Auch an den Kinokassen blieb der Erfolg aus, gestaltete sich der kommerzielle Erfolg viel mehr eher zum Desaster. So spielte der Film entgegen seiner Produktionskosten von 28 Millionen Dollar, nur 14 Millionen Dollar wieder ein (vgl. Sievert, 2000, S. 1). Dies lag unter anderem daran, dass der damals veröffentlichte Film nicht der war, den Regisseur Ridley Scott eigentlich geplant hatte. Wegen Bedenken von Seiten der Filmgesellschaft Warner Brothers entschloss man sich nämlich dazu, das Verständnis des Filmes durch Offscreen-Kommentare von Hauptdarsteller Harrison Ford zu verbessern, und auch das offene Ende des Films in ein Happyend zu verwandeln. Motivation war hierbei das negative Ergebnis vorausgegangener Probevorführungen (vgl. Sievert, 2000, S. 108). (1) Erstaufführung am 11.09.1992 (2) Roger Ebert (geb. 18.06.1942) ist einer der prominentesten Filmkritiker der USA und der erste Pulitzer-Preis-Gewinner für eine Filmkritik. Er schreibt für die Chicago-Sun Times. (3) Zitiert nach Sammon, Future Noir. The Making of Blade Runner, New York 1996, S. 314.

Der Film Blade Runner aus der Sicht der Technikphilosophie

Der Film    Blade Runner    aus der Sicht der Technikphilosophie Author Karl-Heinz Mayer
ISBN-10 9783656259817
Release 2012-08-17
Pages 15
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Philosophie - Sonstiges, Note: 1,0, Universität Wien (Philosophie), Veranstaltung: Science and Fiction, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Der Film “Blade Runner” des englischen Regisseurs Ridley Scott, anfangs nicht gerade ein Publikumserfolg, hat sich im Laufe einiger Jahre zu einem viel diskutierten Kultfilm entwickelt, dessen Faszination man sich auch heute, 30 Jahre nach der Premiere, nur schwer entziehen kann. Die Gründe dafür dürften unter anderem in dem beklemmenden, dystopischen Zukunftsbild liegen, das Scott meisterhaft auf die Leinwand gebracht hat und das heute noch zu technikphilosophischen Betrachtungen herausfordert. Die vorliegende Seminararbeit widmet sich dem Film aus der Sicht der Technikphilosophie.

Menschlichkeit Androiden und Menschen in Ridley Scott s Blade Runner 1982

   Menschlichkeit        Androiden und Menschen in Ridley Scott   s  Blade Runner   1982 Author Marc Schubert
ISBN-10 9783656220015
Release 2012-06-18
Pages 11
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Englisch - Literatur, Werke, Note: 2,0, Universität Hamburg, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: „Die Menschheit ist nicht mehr allein“ (Asimov 1982): Künstliche Lebewesen waren schon immer essentieller Bestandteil von Science-Fiction Filmen. Das zentrale Thema dieser Hausarbeit ist die Unterscheidung zwischen diesen Androiden und den Menschen, wobei die Maschinen in diesem Fall so humanoid wirken, dass sie leicht mit einem Menschen verwechselt werden können. Dabei soll die Frage im Vordergrund stehen, ob eine Unterscheidung von Menschen und Androiden überhaupt möglich ist, beziehungsweise wie sie vorgenommen werden kann: „Human beings in science-fiction films have already lost their uniqueness to robots, androids, and cyborgs. Replicants - genetically engineered androids –were touted as 'more human than human' by their corporate creators in [...] Blade Runner, and the film's contrast between dejected humans resigned to a dreary existence dictated by corporate greed and the replicants' passionate intensity proves the motto depressingly true.“ (Springer 1999: 203, zit. nach Trischak 2002) Trotzdem ist das charakteristische, distinktive Merkmal der Menschen ihre eigene Identität, die sich aus Erinnerungen und Gefühlen sowie der Möglichkeit der Selbstreflexion zusammensetzt. Daher werden im Folgenden insbesondere diese beiden Elemente theoretisch vertieft und ihre Bedeutung anhand von Beispielen aus Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982) und den darin vorkommenden Replikanten erläutert, um diese möglichst detailliert zu beschreiben. Dabei werden auch bestimmte wiederkehrende Motive (beispielsweise des Auges und der Fotografien) näher beschrieben.