• Title: Retrofitting Blade Runner: Issues in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
  • Author: Judith B. Kerman
  • ISBN: 9780879725105
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Paperback
  • Retrofitting Blade Runner Issues in Ridley Scott s Blade Runner and Philip K Dick s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep This book of essays looks at the multitude of texts and influences which converge in Ridley Scott s film Blade Runner especially the film s relationship to its source novel Philip K Dick s Do Androi
    This book of essays looks at the multitude of texts and influences which converge in Ridley Scott s film Blade Runner, especially the film s relationship to its source novel, Philip K Dick s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Essays consider political, moral and technological issues raised by the film, as well as literary, filmic, technical and aesthetic questions ContThis book of essays looks at the multitude of texts and influences which converge in Ridley Scott s film Blade Runner, especially the film s relationship to its source novel, Philip K Dick s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Essays consider political, moral and technological issues raised by the film, as well as literary, filmic, technical and aesthetic questions Contributors discuss the film s psychological and mythic patterns, importance political issues and the roots of the film in Paradise Lost, Frankenstein, detective fiction, and previous science fiction cinema.

    One Reply to “Retrofitting Blade Runner: Issues in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

    1. Some of these essays are really inspired, giving the reader new ways of "reading" the movie Blade Runner. A lot of them, however, are dated, and they refer to the first version of the movie. A good reading, however, to anyone curious about the movie and science fiction in general.

    2. This book couldn't have been much better titled. 'Retrofitting' refers to tacking on new technology (or whatever) to the old to update/change/modify/what-have-you the old stuff without doing anything to it. That's exactly what this collection of essays does: it takes what was clearly just a cobbled-together science-fiction entertainment that happened to be beautifully made, and nails on a few more planks of symbolism and analysis that are most often unbecoming. The essays themselves range from p [...]

    3. This book is only for people who go all gay/OCD for Blade Runner, either the book or movie (are there people who honestly enjoyed both?)Me, I am happily obsessed with the movie, and this book is like taking 1 or 2 decent, elitist intelligentsia type college courses on the movie and book. Some of the authors' credentials are a bit shaky, but the writing and thought processes are quite credible. It took me a long time to finally finish this book, but it is worth the read, especially if you want to [...]

    4. I read the actual 1968 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which was the recommended book for all in-coming freshmen at Cornell last year. What I'd like to know is, Why?It was an interesting premise, about the people who have so far survived the destruction of Earth as a place to live by WWT (Terminal). Also, there are artificial people, animals, etc and many questions about their interaction, etc. Given when it was written, it's interesting as fantasy. I guess I'd like to know what people fin [...]

    5. "è la condizione fondamentale della vita essre costretti a far violenza alla propria personalità""bisogna stare con gli altri, pensò, per vivere. voglio dire, prima che arrivassero loro, riuscivo a sopportarlo, di starmene tutto solo in questo palazzo. adesso, però, è diverso. non si può tornare indietro, pensò. non si può andare dalla compagnia alla non-compagnia. in preda al panico, pensò: sono io a dipendere da loro. grazie a dio si sono fermati qui."

    6. If you love the Novel and everything that comes from Philip K. Dicks mind and you cant stop watching the film then this is def the book for you, I have read it a few times and still continue to read it.

    7. I have read this a few times and will continue to read it. it is a must read if you are a Philip K Dick fan (imho)

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