Movies have always been a base for the reflection of thoughts and notions of varied issues. They not only act as a reflection of society, but also as a medium to express concerns, question beliefs and speculate over future tendencies…
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The movie that was the trend-setter was the Blade Runner.
This movie ahs been a fore-runner of sorts, in many ways. For instance, it delves into science and genetics, it also gets into concepts like globalization, climate change, over-population and cyber-punk, to a name some prominent issues. While these issues are common concerns of today, the film voiced the same in 1982! This definitely makes it a futuristic approach.
This write-up attempts to examine the theme of humanity in the movie. It portrays the 'replicants' who are similar to human, but are products of genetically engineered scientific processes. These replicant criminals are hunted down by the 'blade runners', who are the police. The events that occur and the twists the plot takes, are reflective of problems that menace today's world. The most striking one of these problems, is that of genetically engineered lives. Thus, the movie is explicitly built around the theme of humanity, as juxtaposed against the phenomenon of genetically engineered replicas.
'Humanity' as a theme in Blade Runner comes across in a number of contexts. Humanity is portrayed as the initial superior force in the movie, which is taken over by artificial intelligence, created by the same humans. It is due to this that a number of problems arise. Humanity and Pseudo-Humanism are portrayed with panache in a variety of venues. The following is analyses into the same.
TECHNOLOGY AND HUMANITY
In today's fast paced modern world, technology has redefined possibilities. Over the years, technology has revolutionized our lives to the extent that they have more often than not, substituted human action. After the building of such high tech applications and devices, man's attempt has been towards constructing technology that can replicate human beings. The artificial intelligence is one such example. In the process, we do tend to rethink and re-describe, what is distinctively 'human'. In other words, we have been seeking to replicate humans suing technology and have in turn been striving to identify what is humanly 'human'.
"As we give our machines selected human characteristics to make them more efficient, they will tend to discover humanity in their own unique way, rising above their 'specifications' to actually become human..These films document how 'human' technology will always assume more human characteristics. They suggest that to be human is to reach some state of equilibrium. In other words, an entity initially bestowed with any combination of human related characteristics will spontaneously approach a more stable state through the passage of time, like a chemical system out of equilibrium. Just as we grow uniformly content through our venerable years, artificially created beings grow increasingly human with age. Roy, designed as a fierce "combat model," has ironically grown to be a poetically rich man and draws our attention to the pertinent issues of Blade Runner by the elegant efficiency of
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Lead character Jasmin Munchgstettner played by Marianne Sagebrecht is a German tourist with her husband played by Hans Stadlbauer. While driving across the California desert, the couple has a fight and she stormed out of the car, odging her suitcase out of the trunk to thesolitary highway as her husband drove off.
.. like tears in rain ... Time to die”. Roy Batty. Blade Runner is the brilliant screen adaptation of Philip Dick’s sci-fi short story “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” that marked one of the major turning points in film-making history. The film got quite the chilly reception in 1982 as it was not a banal business project so abundant in the realm of science fiction films.
In the Bible, Eve, Delilah and Salome (although not specifically mentioned) are examples. All of these archetypical examples stem from a viewpoint that ‘special’ women (particularly independent minded ones) are temptresses and man is beguiled by this type of women to do things against his best interest, and the victim of her ‘magic.” The femme fatal embodies ‘evil’ corrupting ‘good’.
Just as any other film, Punishment Park employs several film production features and elements to earn effectiveness of communicate. Unlike any other film gene, pseudo-documentary strives to provide reflections of actual events (Nelmes 22). The film does this by depicting the immense hostility of the government agency against the counterculture.
As the shaman is responsible for intensifying the vision experience to facilitate the oral tradition, film can be a powerful tool. The legend is of a nomadic Inuit community in Igloolik on the Arctic Circle. With the help of an evil shaman attracted to the community by his perfidious son Sauri's jealous, scheming mind, Kumaglak, the leader and shaman of the community is murdered in a supernatural fight.
One of the great joys a boy could experience is to run after a cut kite and claim it is a prized possession, and Hassan is the best there is in all of Kabul. Amir's father, who at the movie was referred to as Baba, loves both the boys, but seems dubious of Amir for not being manly enough and observes that Hassan has been his protector from the occasional bullying of the other kids.
While it is perhaps tempting to 'judge' films through the lens of the present day, it is more useful to consider them on their own terms as cultural artifacts of their times. At the beginning of the Twentieth Century few black people could vote in America, there were openly discriminatory laws against many Asian races across America and miscegenation was a crime.
All-natural, superbly diegetic sound.
In the early part of the film clip, in the part where they are supposedly having small talk over cigarettes, there is this lonely background sound of violins harmoniously rhyming with cellos but only for about ten seconds, making the perfect melody in sync with the mood of the scene, which is quite sad, as Uncle Jean and her niece Carmen hadn't seen each other for quite some time.
Bicentennial Man (Chris Colombus, 1999) revises the themes of humans versus machine by emphasizing the implications of the humanization of machines. Bicentennial Man poses the central question of assigning human
With choreographed and jaw-dropping skills, the film portrays the conflicting interest of a girl and a train. The film is set in a pacing, jeopardy, and stunts that are managed to split-second perfection.
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