Blade Runner | Critical Essay by Peter Fitting

This literature criticism consists of approximately 25 pages of analysis & critique of Blade Runner.
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Critical Essay by Peter Fitting

SOURCE: Fitting, Peter. “Futurecop: The Neutralization of Revolt in Blade Runner.Science-Fiction Studies 14, no. 3 (November 1987): 340-54.

In the following essay, Fitting explores the contrasting messages regarding the use and misuse of technology in the film Blade Runner and Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the novel on which the film was based.

My grand theme—who is human and who only appears (masquerades) as human?

Philip K. Dick, Comment (1976) on “Second Variety”

Is it still necessary to state that not technology, not technique, not the machine are the engineers of repression, but the presence, in them, of the masters who determine their number, their life span, their power, their place in life, and the need for them? Is it still necessary to repeat that science and technology are...

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