• Blade Runner

    Blade Runner
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    ISBN: 9781844575220
    Title: Blade Runner
    Author: BUKATMAN SCOTT

    Blade Runner has proved to be one of the most enduring and influential films of the 1980s. An adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the film combines film noir with science fiction to create a groundbreaking cyberpunk vision of urban life in a future at once uncannily familiar and startlingly new.
    In his innovative reading, Scott Bukatman details the making of Blade Runner and its steadily improving fortunes following its release in 1982. He situates the film in terms of the debates about postmodernism which have informed the large body of criticism devoted to it, but argues that its tensions derive also from the quintessentially twentieth-century, modernist experience of the city – the experience of a space both imprisoning and liberating.
    In his new introduction, Bukatman asserts that the film's visual complexity allows Blade Runner to translate successfully to the world of high definition and on-demand home cinema. He looks back to the science fiction tradition of the early 80s, and on to the key changes in the 'final' version of the film in 2007, which risk diminishing the sense of instability created in the original.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00

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