FRANKENSTEIN AND BLADE RUNNER EXAM NOTES
Module A: Comparative study of texts and context.
Comparative: compare and contrast
Context: EVERYTHING, values and perspectives
How frank represents the context of 1818 are both warnings to the evil of technology And blade runner context of 1982
BLADE RUNNER CONTEXT Ridley Scott is reflecting values by reacting against them. The biggest link that both are dealing with besides the excesses of sciences. -consumerism
-industrialism topics being reflected in blade runner -greed
-development at any cost
Post war era, out of the Vietnam War . Computer industries booming and Ridley scott reflects this throughout the movie. Los Angeles is filled chosen as an example of industrialism. Economic rationalism- states that the economy dictates everything that happens in society. The Reagan& the Thatcher administration created a free economy whereby the government had less intervention with businesses this in turn created a great class distinction where the rich became richer and the poor became poorer. This idea is reflected in the movie by the idea of “onworld” and “offworld” lands where only the rich can afford to live away from the dead earth. Thatcherism- philosophy that anything that technologically advances is good anything that prohibits otherwise is bad. Industrialism - A dwarfing feeling is conveyed through the camera looking up towards the buildings and this further expresses the industrialism that has conquered this society. it is constantly repeated throughout the movie. Chose Los Angeles as a symbol of American industrialisation and technology, as a result of this you had the emerging environmental movement...
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