Blade Runner lecture _2 outline

Blade Runner lecture _2 outline - 7 The fatal candle...

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Blade Runner lecture outline #2 A. Recap: vision and blindness throughout the movie B. “Killing God by Candlelight” 1. The symbolism of the props in Tyrell’s bedroom 2. Clashing biblical narratives: “Not an easy thing to meet one’s maker” versus “the Prodigal Son” 3. Tyrell may well be lying to Roy about the impossibility of extending Roy’s life. (We already know the replicants’ 4-year lifespan is a deliberate failsafe device.) 4. Roy insists that Tyrell is only a flawed, would-be god. 5. Comparisons between Tyrell and the God of Genesis 6. Echoes of Frankenstein
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Unformatted text preview: 7. The fatal candle metaphor 8. Roy insists that Tyrell take responsibility for his actions in creating replicant slaves. 9. “Nothing the god of biomechanics wouldn’t let you into heaven for?” 10. A kiss before killing C. Roy’s death scene 1. Animal imagery 2. …and yet the scene insists on Roy’s humanity, his emotions 3. Roy wants Deckard to experience the fear and loss he’s experienced. 4. The closing religious imagery. Roy as savior—as something more than human? 5. The significance of Deckard being a replicant....
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course ENG 285 taught by Professor Vanderborg during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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