Blade Runner - Research Article from St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

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Blade Runner

Ridley Scott's 1982 film adaptation of Philip K. Dick's science fiction novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) received poor reviews when it opened. It did not take long, however, for Blade Runner to become known as one of the greatest science fiction films ever made. The film's depiction of Los Angeles in the year 2019 combines extrapolated social trends with technology and the darkness of film noir to create the movie that gave Cyberpunk literature its visual representation.

In true film noir style, the story follows Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who is a "Blade Runner," a hired gun whose job is to retire (kill) renegade "replicants" (androids who are genetically designed as slaves for off-world work). The story revolves around a group of replicants who escape from an off-world colony and come to earth to try to...

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