Since its release in 1982, Ridley Scott'sBlade Runner, based on Philip K. Dick's novelDo Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, has remained a cult classic through its depiction of a futuristic Los Angeles; its complex, enigmatic plot; and its underlying questions about the nature of human identity.The Blade Runner Experience: The Legacy of a Science Fiction Classicexamines the film in a broad context, examining its relationship to the original novel, the PC game, the series of sequels, and the many films influenced by its style and themes. It investigatesBlade Runneronline fandom and asks how the film's future city compares to the present-day Los Angeles, and it revisits the film to pose surprising new questions about its characters and their world.
Subjects: Film Studies
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