Blade Runner study guide

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Blade Runner (1982) study guide 1.What the movie keeps from Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep ?: It keeps Dick’s sense of a polluted, overcrowded earth that’s been devastated by nuclear war. Acid rains falls continually. Almost all animals are extinct, and people try to replace them with synthetic animals, like Zhora’s artificial snake. Survivors are subject to radiation sickness; the healthiest or wealthiest have emigrated off-world to “colony” planets. (Colonists are enticed by the promise of getting replicant slaves to do their work for them.) There still seem to be wars even among these colonies. 2. What it changes: The book occasionally evokes some sympathy for the replicants, but often condemns them for not being capable of human emotions such as empathy. The movie is much more sympathetic to the replicants as “more human than human.” This is partly due to Rutger Hauer’s powerful, moving performance as Roy Batty, as well as Joanna Cassidy’s turn as Zhora, Sean Young’s
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