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Absolut Paradigm

Blade Runner
Blade Runner (1982):
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Ridley Scott
Philip K. Dick (novel)
Hampton Fancher
David Peoples

Harrison Ford
Rutger Hauer
Sean Young
Edward James Olmos
Daryl Hannah
William Sanderson
Brion James
... Director
... Writer
... Writer
... Writer
... Original Music By

... Rick Deckard
... Roy Batty
... Rachel
... Gaff
... Pris
... J.F. Sebastian
... Leon

Blade Runner is based on Philip K. Dick's Do Android Dream of Electric Sheep?. However, the film stands apart from the book. Director Ridley Scott uses a very dark, film noir feel to the movie. He does make the story more formulaic than some elements of the book, but also adds a bit of ambiguity concerning Rick Deckard (this is only evident on the director's cut). Deckard is an android hunter after the latest band of fugitive androids to escape to Earth.

The setting is very important to the story and you should pay attention to things that are going on in the background. I find it a difficult movie to describe (without just explaining the whole movie). Since this movie came out around the same time that William Gibson's Neuromancer was published, it could be considered the first cyberpunk movie. The movie, like the book, focuses on what it is to be human, but does not follow the same path as the book in examining this theme.

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