Blade Runner Cops And Monsters Analysis

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Blade Runner: Cops and Monsters

After thoughtful consideration and research, I can call Blade Runner a [year] masterpiece. The movie definitely sets itself apart from other films of the time not only because of its particular story and eccentric characters, but also because it aligns in its composition two distinctive types of genre, Science Fiction and Film Noir. After watching the movie and discussing it in class, what caught my attention about the film was the fact that its composition and development merges elements from two different genres without complication. In the movie, Ridley Scott introduced visual elements that not only complied with the film noir genre but also embraced the sci-fi field. The fact that the director merged two different genres, in the movie, makes me consider Blade Runner as an innovation in the field of multigeneric films. Initially, I thought that Blade Runner had a very surprising, confusing, and rather morbid beginning. Even though the film introduces what the
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Reading the various analysis multiple genres associated with the forced me to change my initial perception of the movie. Even though the film certainly employs a noir visual style and narrative, this does not overshadow the noticeable elements of science fiction such as the conflict between humans and replicants. The comparisons drawn between Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein and the replicants, helps me fully visualize how struggling to survive, loosing life, and resenting human beings are important themes in the science fiction genre. Now that I get to understand the film from multiple perspectives, I realize that the different genres embedded in it are necessary in order to draw philosophical conclusion about morality, religion, and the soul. When examined separately, each of these topics can be analyzed based on the different genres present in the

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