The Library of Analysis

A comprehensive collection of analytical essays and articles giving insights into the dystopian themes of Blade Runner.
The articles are written by fans and professionals from all over the world.
AboutFilm.com's Analysis of Blade Runner
Like most of the best science fiction, Blade Runner is not really concerned with pseudo-scientific gobbledy-gook. Despite the presence of aliens, alternate realities, or fantastical futures, the best science fiction asks, what does it mean to be human? What is the nature of consciousness? Of...
An Analysis of Blade Runner
Welcome to 21st century earth. The firmament flashes with belching mushroom clouds of fire and smoke. The rain falls, as it always does, soaking the fouled earth below. Far below the dark clouds and torrential rains sprawls a city of glass and steel. The human race exists, as it always has, but...
An Analysis of an Science-Fiction Movie
All movies must follow criteria that typifies them into a specific genre of film. For example, a romantic movie must create a chemistry between two characters. A good suspense movie must include a plot with several twists and turns in it. There are three criteria that can be used to judge...
Blade Runner, a Science-Fiction Movie?
In the movie industry today, it is hard to place movies into one single classification. There are just too many categories to consider, all of which are very broad and have a thin line in the criteria that is required by each. What one perceives to be a dramatic film, another may describe as an...
Blade Runner: an Analysis
Bladerunner is a cult classic Science Fiction film. What is a Science Fiction Film you ask? What makes Bladerunner a Science Fiction film? Moreover, what makes it a classic? Once we know that, we can move on to take a look at the portrait of society that Bladerunner paints. What is a Science...
Christian Symbolism
This paper was originally written for a Science Fiction in the Cinema class in 1991. Since that time I have placed on a newsgroup or two, and have had numerous friends read it, but I have done very little editing or improvement. As such, the essay is much the same today as it was then. I am not...
Editor's Article
The launch of Blade Runner Director's Cut in 1992 provoked many discussions on which version was the original version, and what the differences was. Most people agreed to that the 1992-version was the best, because that was how Ridley Scott in the first place had planed the film to be like....
Humans & Technology: What Separates Them?
The movie Blade Runner (1982) is loaded with contrasts and contradictions, and at the same exotic and typical of it's time. It's a full blown action film full of symbolism and ambiguity. It became instantly a cult movie and a visual icon for cyberpunks. Two Versions After Ridley Scott released...
The Least Scary Option
How and why does Blade Runner, a film about the future L.A., image that city in terms of the New York modernist metropolis? Ridley Scott's Blade Runner has provided rich pickings for cultural theorists, film critics, and urban planners since its release in 1982. The film has been continually...
The Parting of the Mist
The conflict between the blade runner Deckard and the off world replicants is the central force of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. This conflict not only provides the means of narrative movement, but the philosophical and symbolical stimulation that engages one's mental and visual appetite. I've...
Science-Fiction with an Angle
Bladerunner is a science fiction film that is focused on the human struggle for identity. While Bladerunner is science fiction, the movie is also a means of communicating complex ideas, such as "What defines the human?" A science fiction movie that attempts to convey such messages to the...
What is the Significance of the Unicorn?
When Deckard leaves his apartment with Rachael at the end of the film, she knocks over an origami unicorn. The unicorn is the last of a series of origami figures that Gaff uses to taunt Deckard. In Bryant's office when Deckard insists he's retired, Gaff folds a chicken: You're afraid to do it....
What Defines Human?
What if a nuclear war made the world virtually uninhabitable? What if science produced a robot, physicaly indistinguishable from human beings? What if one was forced to unravel the difference between human and machine for the sole purpose of maintaining the belief that we are not all machines....
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