Frankenstein & & Blade Runner– Notes + Quotes
Blade Runner notes and quotes! Quotes “This was not called execution. It was called retirement.”– Opening crawler, 3:00. Going over the killing of “replicants”, synthetic humanoids developed, which due to their made nature, had no human rights. “A little kid reveals you his butterfly collection, plus the killing container.” “I ‘d take him to the physician” “You’re watching tv, unexpectedly you understand there’s a wasp crawling on your arm” “I ‘d eliminate it”– Deckard & & Rachael, 20:35. Conversation as part of Voight-Kampff test, reveals limitations of artificial emotional reaction Commerce is our goal here at Tyrell, “More Human than Human” is our slogan”– Eldon Tyrell, 22:38. Discussing the goals of his company Tyrell Corporation, manufacturers of replicants. “If we gift them with a past, we produce a cushion, or a pillow for their emotions, and as a result we can manage them much better”– Eldon Tyrell, 22:27, discussing making the replicants with memories to make them more human, and less likely to question their nature. “He create your mind … your brain”– Chew, 29:57. Chew is a genetic designer who makes eyes. “You believe I’m a replicant, don’t you? Rachael, 32:53. expressing her certainty that she is human. “You must be lonely here, JF” “Not really, I make buddies.”– Pris and JF, 41:00. Discussion handle seclusion and synthetic production of life. “It was manufactured … superior quality, finer workmanship”– Shop clerk, 47:25. Remark made after seeing a sample from a snake, recommends that synthetic life has actually progressed constructed than natural. “Christ Deckard, you look practically as bad as that skin-job you left on the walkway!”– Bryant, authorities chief, 1:00:35. What makes us human? Meaning Deckard being a replicant? I’m not a part of business … I am business.”– Rachael, 1:04:05. Talking about the fact that she is not a worker for Tyrell … she is their product. “You know that Voight-Kampff test of yours … did you ever take that test yourself?”– Rachael, 1:07:20. questions whether Deckard himself understands that he’s really human “I didn’t know if I could play”– Rachael, 1:10:20. At the piano playing, after understanding that she is a replicant. She plays as she remembers having lessons, however doesn’t know whether it actually took place. “Why are you staring at us, Sebastian?” “‘Cause … you’re so different … you’re so perfect” “Yes …” What generation are you?”– Roy & & JF Sebastian talking, ~ 1:15:00. Sebastian notifications due to the perfect nature of them– to be human is to be flawed “We’re not computer systems, Sebastian. We’re Physical.”– Roy, ~ 1:17:00. “It’s not a simple thing to satisfy your maker”– Tyrell, ~ 1:23:00. “All of those minutes will be lost in time … like tears in the rain … time to die …”– Roy, ~ 1:45:00. “It’s a pity she will not live. But then again, who does?”– Gaff. Reveals a sense of nihilism. Notes about the film “Fiery the angels fell. Deep thunder rolled about their coasts … burning with the fires of Orc.– Appropriated from William Blake’s poem America: The Prediction Post-modern– elements of cyberpunk, noir, more? What is it to be human? Continuous unpredictability about Deckard, replicants are named by first names while people are by surnames, replicants are the only ones to show emotion Replicants battle was a Sisyphean battle (a struggle to stay alive that eventually is useless and leads to death). Existentialism– “All of those minutes will be lost in time … like tears in the rain … time to pass away …” Vangelis’ score– stunning, brooding, synthetic, scientific, sterilized. Opening shot of city– sets the scene.
Dark city, high buildings and lights as far as one can see, fire blowing from smokestacks, red haze, nothing natural More growth and urbanization these days’s society– structures greater, lights brighter, haze thicker, many things constructed as extensions on the structures around today. Destruction of sexual ethics– displayed by Pris (a pleasure model– a life created by humans simply to be made use of sexually)– parallel with BNW Coca-cola indication– emphasises to audience that it is our world evolved, reveals combination of power in business hands Mud and rocks are on the unclean streets, are one of the only natural components seen in the film.
Tyrell structure is big and extravagant and roomy, the sun shows into it, contrasts heavily with the rest of the city. Highlights the separation between the abundant and poor, and the combination of corporate power Bonsai tree in Tyrell’s workplace is symbolic of man shaping nature and playing God Roy’s hand– continuous symbol of life expectancy Chew is approached by Roy– is affected by the cold when unprotected, however the replicants aren’t. Emphasizes the mortality and fragility of human life. Pris utilizes JF Sebastian’s isolation to her advantage– making the most of human flaw/weakness Deckard dreams of unicorns– nature, flexibility
Manufactured animals are sold (playing God), are higher worth or “remarkable craftsmanship”– man-made eclipses development Deckard is incredibly aggressive towards Rachael sexually, reveals degradation of sex as in previous point about Pris and BNW, it is cold and emotionless. Roy kisses Tyrell before eliminating him– religious analogy (Judas) Roy’s mourning of Pris’ death is the just true psychological screen in the film– what is it to be human? Roy puts nail through his hand to keep it alive– Christ example White dove that Roy has– contrasts greatly with black setting, when released flies into the very first blue sky seen in the film.
Co-insides with Roy saving Deckard’s life. Relative Literature When looking at 2 or more kinds of narratives we require to establish the resemblances and differences in a variety of locations. All literature has much in common, yet it may differ in external kinds depending upon when it was composed and the text type or category utilized to produce significance. While Blade Runner is a collaborative work of the twentieth century using technological mediums, Frankenstein is a more traditional unique written as part of a competition to see who might develop the most Gothic (horror) story utilizing language.
The two are separated by two a century and yet share a lot of the very same concerns. Areas of contrast consist of: Context and Background — How do Historic and biographical scenarios affect the text. Style: how the author forms the text or reveals their message. Style, values, problems or issues that might have relevance to us or have universal ramifications. Strategies; these will differ according to text types and the author’s design. Language or linguistic functions; how the significance is conveyed.
Assessment: We are all, particularly inspectors thinking about your opinions; how you related and reacted to the text. It is essential to be truthful and yet to support all your assertions and judgments with supporting proof. Comparison of Blade Runner and Frankenstein Genre:|BLADE RUNNER|FRANKENSTEIN|| Blade Runner1 is a Ridley Scott adjustment of the Philip K.
Cock|This is a Gothic Novel.|| novel Do Androids Imagine Electric Sheep?|Mary claims the inspiration for her story came from|| As a dystopia (dark future) it uses the glazed cinematic|vision she had throughout a dream. Her story was the only one|| techniques of movie noir that tends to distance us from the|completed and has become one of the most popular Gothic novels of all time.|| characters and actions. Mary Shelley utilizes the narrative gadget|||of a Ship’s Captain retelling a tale through epistemology|| More @ Cinematic Techniques:|(letters to his sibling) he has actually spoken with a consumed troubled|||Scientist he has saved from an ice|||floe in the remote Arctic Ocean.|Context:|BLADE RUNNER|FRANKENSTEIN|| Blade Runner has a strong environmental focus.
It was just after the|As Europe moved far from a world dominated by|| publication of Rachel Carson’s (An American author and scientist) Silent|superstition and religious faith to one of empirical scientific research and sensible deductive thinking,|| Spring, (1961) that individuals began to acknowledge the capacity of human disaster|the Romantics assisted to maintain some of the individual and emotional compassion that makes us completely human.|| through the vandalism committed by improved innovation.|The swing towards a more humanistic mindset towards|| Rather than resistant, nature was vulnerable and vulnerable when essential|fellow humanity and the reverence for the natural over|| natural rhythms were constantly destroyed by ruthless exploitation by ever|the guy made is clearly illustrated in Frankenstein. Shelley concerns the eighteenth-century scientific|| increasing massive technology.
If Communities are consistently beat, human|rationalists’ optimism about, and trust in, understanding as a pure excellent.|| life will be diminished and likely extinguished.|While the Philosophers thought in the perfectibility of man through reason, the Romantics put their faith|| The bleak vision depicted illustrates a disorderly nuclear holocaust,|in the|| ecological fragility through soil deficiency and acid rain.|’immortal spirit’ of the individual’s feelings.|| In BR. man has not just controlled the earth however conquered and utterly beat|The Romantics preserved suspicions about the dark inscrutable workmanship of the Scientific and empirical|| it.|efforts to improve on nature.|| Gain from me, if not by my precepts, a minimum of by my|| As a Canadian Indian Chief queried; “When we kill the last fish, what will we|example, how dangerous is the acquirement of understanding, and just how much better that guy is who thinks his|| consume– money?|native town to be the world, than he who desires become|| The sixties and seventies were times of fantastic social, cultural and historical|greater than his nature will permit. (101)|| changes with changes in mindsets in s * xual relations, racial integration and|||political upheaval.|| Science and Mankind:
Both artefacts have a serious moral message, about the threats of trying to play God, and about the possibly damaging results that can happen when a production becomes more powerful than its creator.|BLADE RUNNER|FRANKENSTEIN|| Blade Runner depicts an industrialised society where Innovation is supreme. The|This is a cautionary tale alerting about|| environment– appears a nuclear winter season poisoned by fall-out- dark, dank, with continuous|the threat to a reduced humanity posed by Science. Both Walton, the narrator and Frankenstein|| acid rain.
The City has plenty of human anguish– crowded, homeless, so anyone with|are challenging the frontiers of human knowledge and will suffer for it. Shelley parallels Walton’s|| good health has moved off earth.|spatial expeditions and Frankenstein’s ventures into unidentified understanding, as both guys look for to “leader|| Innovation, from fire(over cold& & dark), the wheel(over gravity and range),|a brand-new way|| flight and genetic modification all contribute to moving far from the natural |,” to make development beyond established limits.|| rhythms of life and from what it implies to be a human being. Science|| – Don McLean: “advancements in innovation and interactions are not liberating however|and excessive reasonable learning can lessen our humanity. We should value our natural sensual|| controlling, “I always wanted to be complimentary.”|humanity and reject the scientific notion that rational thought will lead us to a more gentle|| The Dehumanising impacts of technology:|society.|| – EUREUREUREUREUREUREUREURLoss of power– fulfilment|If not, our humankind will end up being diminished.|- EUREUREUREUREUREUREUREURIsolation from others|In both texts, human beings lose control|| – EUREUREUREUREUREUREUREURLoss of compassion– Increasing disconnection or alienation from society|over their male made creations.|| – EUREUREUREUREUREUREUREURLoss of individuals skills–|||Loss of heroism– only stars|| What makes us Human: BLADE RUNNER|FRANKENSTEIN|| Humanity has been reduced as there is little evidence of community shown by|Frankenstein is a gothic horror novel that explores what makes us human. What are the characteristics of|| human characters in contrast to the replicants who appear to have real|a human being and how do we end up being incorporated into society.|| companionship, compassion, compassion, morality and courtesy.|Are we born with humanity or are we|| As Tyrell’s slogan: ” more human than the people”|conditioned and constructed to value each other.|||The old nature/nurture argument.
When his development|| The absence of Civility is another significant concern.|turns against him, who is at fault; the animal or the society that declines him? We know from|| Bryant has a confrontationalist manner of speaking. First he tries to be slimily|research study of|| ingratiating to Deckard however when this does not work he resorts to abusive hazards and|social customs that many individuals who feel|| bullying to get Deckard to come out of retirement.|turned down by society frequently develop into mass killers.|The human characters snap at each other showing the lack of respect they have for|Repeated unfavorable experiences of social|| each other due to the break down in human relationships, whereas the replicants|outcasts can lead to anti-social behaviour|| speak much more pleasantly and courteously to each other showing the regard they|and the best way to hang out individuals is|| have for each other and a caring compassion lacking in the humans.|to consist of and value|| There isn’t much self-respect left today, a point magnificently made in an essay by David|them as fellow|| Brooks in The New York City Times. The “self-respect code”, as Brooks calls it, has been|human beings.|| “totally eliminated” by the pressures of modern-day life. There are lots of examples of individuals who are|||Altruistic– caring– kind to each other|||throughout the novel|||including the Monster’s lots of preliminary acts of|||kindness; cutting wood for Felix’s household,|||saving a girl from drowning — all not appreciated. Shelley is undoubtedly contrasting|||mankind’s ability|||for civility and amity|||with its capacity for callous barbarity.|The rise of Cybernetics (usage of implants to make robotics or cyborgs– humans with computer system chip grafts, implants or biological brains) is a growing field of technical advancement and increases the threat of Expert system taking control over people as depicted in Area Odyssey, Terminator or The Matrix. Computers double their capacity every 18 months and they could acquire a billion times more intelligence than the human brain. It is possible this Expert system could turn into a malign force and get rid of all people from the face of the earth. Additionally by merging with the technology we produce, we become more like it and we could end up being less human and more mechanical in our outlook.