The Blade Runner Experience: The Legacy of a Science Fiction Classic

The Blade Runner Experience: The Legacy of a Science Fiction Classic

by Will Brooker
     
 

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Since its release in 1982, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do 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

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Since its release in 1982, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do 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 Classic examines 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 investigates Blade Runner online 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231501798
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
05/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
954,746
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Will Brooker is associate professor in communications at Richmond, the American International University in London. He is the author of Batman Unmasked: Analyzing a Cultural Icon; Using the Force: Creativity, Community and 'Star Wars' Fans; and Alice's Adventures: Lewis Carroll in Pop.

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