Blade Runner is an influential 1982 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, adapted from the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick.
The plot outline: In a cyberpunk vision of the future, man has developed the technology to create replicants, human clones used to serve in the colonies outside Earth but with fixed 4 year long life spans. In Los Angeles, 2019, Deckard is a Blade Runner, a cop who specializes in terminating replicants. Originally in retirement, he is forced to re-enter the force when five replicants (Roy, Zhora, Pris, Leon and a fifth nameless one) escape from an off-world colony to Earth.
There is the obvious enjoyment one can have of simply watching a fantastic film with interesting characters in a stunningly created environment set to terrific music.
The movie has been hailed for its production design, one said to depict a "retrofitted future", linking back to the genera neo-noir from the 1960s.
Blade Runner owes much to Fritz Lang's Metropolis.
Ridley Scott credits Edward Hopper's painting Nighthawks and the proto-cyberpunk short story comic The Long Tomorrow (by Dan O'Bannon, art by Moebius) as stylistic mood sources. In addition, he drew on the industrial night time landscape of his one-time home of Teesside. Scott hired as his conceptual artist Syd Mead, who, like Scott, was influenced by the French science fiction comic magazine Métal Hurlant (Heavy Metal),to which Moebius contributed.
Solid materials are used; such as glass and metal, in many sci-fi movies one only see plastic, maybe because a future ideal society would stop the polluting melting business , but a capitalistic society would never stop as long as the resources are available.
Fur and animals though genetically engineered and in that way artificial are present, and this makes the society in the movie even more real and brutal, humans... [continues]
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