Ridley Scott's Blade Runner - Ananalysis Essay

2688 Words Feb 27th, 2002 11 Pages
Introduction
In the science of studying media and communication, there are many different ways of approaching the subject in which you are going to analyse. That is to analyse advertisements, texts, TV-series, films etc. and other media. My task for this assignment is to give an analysis of a film of my choice. A film is a quite complex medium to analyse; thus it is important to have analysis "tools" or some criteria to follow. In my analysis I am asked to consider the use and resolution of binary opposition and through analysis of narrative structure. In my assignment I am going to consider how the couple is represented, and how the narrative structure and binary oppositions have influence on the plot of the story. Bladerunner is a
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This is the emotional catharsis for Deckard: he experiences emotions for non-humans, which is a disruption to his normally cold indifferent state of mind. However, this disruption also changes Deckard's view on replicants, which he used to kill for a living. He regains his lost emotions after this encounter with this non-human, but very life like replicant. This emotional change is expressed when Deckard has killed his first replicant, the female Zhora. This is how he expresses empathy after the replicant "retirement" (killing):

"The report would be routine retirement of a replicant, which didn't make me feel any better about shooting a woman in the back. There it was again. Feeling, in myself, for her, for Rachael". (Blade Runner, 1982).

This line clearly states the change that is going on in Deckard's mind. He is developing emotions for the non-human replicants, which he used to kill in cold blood. The feeling he discovered when Rachel visited him in his apartment came back after he had killed a replicant.
Furthermore, Deckard's quest for the replicants leads him into lot of danger and situations that affect him and also change him. The main change happens when he falls in love with the replicant Rachel. This gives Deckard a real challenge, because his dramatic need in BR is to haunt and kill the replicants remaining on earth. Rachel

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