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"shoot for the moon even if you miss you will land amongst the stars" - IMDave357


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1. Essay   - Bladerunner

Humanity has become increasingly selfish and emotionless. More people are dominated by egoistic thoughts and are slightly decreasing their ability to show human affections - which is one of the most characteristic things that makes a human detach from the animals. A phenomenon which probably has increased since the movie Blade Runner of Ridley Scott where written back in 1982. A story about a man who must pursue and terminate robotic replicants, who have illegally returned to earth in search of their creator, and a story in which human affection and the definition of humans are centred.
The scene of the story is a medium far futuristic and dystopian urban world, where the makings of biorobotic imitation of human beings have become possible. We are told that these replicants’ main purpose is to be used as super-human-slaves on foreign planets or off-world colonies, to optimize the efficiency and security of dangerous and degrading work. These replicants are extremely hard to expose amongst humans because of the futuristic technology’s ability to make them look very similar to humans. The only way this can be done, is by the use of the Voight-Kampff machine, which has the ability to measure bodily functions such as respiration, heart rate and especially eye movement in response to emotionally provocative questions. We only get to see the machine in action twice during the movie, first Leon, one of the returned replicants, takes the test, later we see the use of it on Rachael, a specially designed replicant, who have gotten access to another person’s memories. This gives Rachael the ability to show human emotions and affections, which makes it even harder to tell, whether she is a human or a replicant.  
The story is told from Deckard’s point of view, which makes him, together with Roy and Rachael, one of the main characters of the movie. Deckard is a blade runner, which is a special...


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