Blade Runner 2049

7 Charlotte Gush, “Why Blade Runner 2049 is a Misogynistic Mess,” I-D (October 9, 2017). https://id.vice.com/en_uk/article/evpwga/blade-runner-2049-sexistmisogynistic-mess [accessed February 14, 2019]. 8 Anna Smith, “Is Blade Runner ...

Blade Runner 2049

Widely acclaimed upon its release as a future classic, Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 is visually stunning, philosophically profound, and a provocative extension of the story in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. Containing specially commissioned chapters by a roster of international contributors, this fascinating collection explores philosophical questions that abound in Blade Runner 2049, including: What distinguishes the authentically "human" person? How might natality condition one’s experience of being-in-the-world? How might shared memories feature in the constitution of personal identities? What happens when created beings transcend the limits intended in their design? What (if anything) is it like to be a hologram? Can artificial beings participate in genuinely romantic relationships? How might developing artificial economics impact our behaviour as prosumers? What are the implications of techno-human enhancement in an era of surveillance capitalism? Including a foreword by Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049: A Philosophical Exploration is essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy, film studies, philosophy of mind, psychology, gender studies, and conceptual issues in cognitive science and artificial intelligence.

Blade Runner 2049 and Philosophy

The abuses replicants endure in Blade Runner and in Blade Runner 2049 mirror the plight of many ethnic minorities in real life. Both movies raise questions about the nature of human ethnicity and group identity, but explore them in ...

Blade Runner 2049 and Philosophy

Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 sequel to the 1982 movie Blade Runner, about a world in which some human-looking replicants have become dangerous, so that other human-looking replicants, as well as humans, have the job of hunting down the dangerous models and “retiring” (destroying) them. Both films have been widely hailed as among the greatest science-fiction movies of all time, and Ridley Scott, director of the original Blade Runner, has announced that there will be a third Blade Runner movie. Blade Runner 2049 and Philosophy is a collection of entertaining articles on both Blade Runner movies (and on the spin-off short films and Blade Runner novels) by twenty philosophers representing diverse backgrounds and philosophical perspectives. Among the issues addressed in the book: What does Blade Runner 2049 tell us about the interactions of state power and corporate power? Can machines ever become truly conscious, or will they always lack some essential human qualities? The most popular theory of personhood says that a person is defined by their memories, so what happens when memories can be manufactured and inserted at will? We already interact with non-human decision-makers via the Internet. When embodied AI becomes reality, how can we know what is human and what is simulation? Does it matter? Do AI-endowed human-looking replicants have civil and political rights, or can they be destroyed whenever “real” humans decide they are inconvenient? The blade runner Deckard (Harrison Ford) appears in both movies, and is generally assumed to be human, but some claim he may be a replicant. What’s the evidence on both sides? Is Niander Wallace (the-mad-scientist-cum-evil-corporate-CEO in Blade Runner 2049) himself a replicant? What motivates him? What are the impacts of decision-making AI entities on the world of business? Both Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 have been praised for their hauntingly beautiful depictions of a bleak future, but the two futures are very different (and the 2019 future imagined in the original Blade Runner is considerably different from the actual world of 2019). How have our expectations and visions of the future changed between the two movies? The “dream maker” character Ana Stelline in Blade Runner 2049 has a small but pivotal role. What are the implications of a person whose dedicated mission and task is to invent and install false memories? What are the social and psychological implications of human-AI sexual relations?

Lacanian Perspectives on Blade Runner 2049

Fletcher, R. and Ashurst, S. (2018) “Can We Talk About 'Blade Runner 2049's' Problem with Women?,” Digital Spy, accessed January 2018, available at: http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/feature/a839916/bladerunner2049-gender-issue.

Lacanian Perspectives on Blade Runner 2049

This book provides a collection of Lacanian responses to Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 from leading theorists in the field. Like Ridley Scott’s original Blade Runner film, its sequel is now poised to provoke philosophical and psychoanalytic arguments, and to provide illustrations and inspiration for questions of being and the self, for belief and knowledge, the human and the post-human, amongst others. This volume forms the vanguard of responses from a Lacanian perspective, satisfying the hunger to extend the theoretical considerations of the first film in the various new directions the second film invites. Here, the contributors revisit the implications of the human-replicant relationship but move beyond this to consider issues of ideology, politics, and spectatorship. This exciting collection will appeal to an educated film going public, in addition to students and scholars of Lacanian psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic theory, cultural studies, film theory, philosophy and applied psychoanalysis.

Blade Runner 2049 Interlinked The Art

The official art book for Blade Runner 2049 and a companion volume to The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049.

Blade Runner 2049   Interlinked   The Art

The official art book for Blade Runner 2049 and a companion volume to The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049. Film audiences experienced a bold, breathtaking vision of the future in 1982's ground-breaking Blade Runner. With the critically acclaimed Blade Runner 2049, director Denis Villeneuve returned to that world, as a young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years. A companion to The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049, Interlinked offers an unprecedented look into the creative process that went into making Blade Runner 2049, illustrating how director Villeneuve and his team took Scott's 1982 movie as a starting point and expanded the world by creating a new visual language infused with the original Blade Runner DNA.

Blade Runner 2049 The Storyboards

This remarkable book presents a fresh look at Blade Runner 2049, including scenes that were later altered or cut out entirely, along with new, in-context commentary from storyboard artists Sam Hudecki and Darryl Henley throughout.

Blade Runner 2049  The Storyboards

Blade Runner 2049: The Storyboards is the only book presenting all of the storyboards from the film. In 1982, film audiences experienced a bold new depiction of the future with the ground-breaking Blade Runner, which was fundamental in establishing the still-vibrant Cyberpunk movement. With the critically acclaimed Blade Runner 2049, director Denis Villeneuve further explored that unique "future noir" world, this time following a young blade runner whose discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard--the protagonist of the first film--who's been missing for some thirty years. Blade Runner 2049: The Storyboards is a celebration of the rarely-seen artwork that was key in building the harsh, yet strangely beautiful, environments in the film. This remarkable book presents a fresh look at Blade Runner 2049, including scenes that were later altered or cut out entirely, along with new, in-context commentary from storyboard artists Sam Hudecki and Darryl Henley throughout.

The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049 Revised and Expanded Edition

The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049 – Revised and Expanded Edition updates the original version of the book by adding 16 pages of new content, featuring new interviews with cast and crew covering the movie’s spoiler scenes.

The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049   Revised and Expanded Edition

The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049 – Revised and Updated Edition adds 16 pages of new content to the original book, including new cast interviews and previously unseen photography that covers many of the film's 'spoiler' scenes. In 1982’s ground-breaking science-fiction film Blade Runner, the world saw a vision of the future so bold and breath-taking it remains at the forefront of pop culture. Thirty-five years later, many of the world-renowned original cast and crew made a thrilling return to that world. Their journey is chronicled with captivating detail in this official visual guide to Blade Runner 2049, presented in an oversized and luxe full-colour format. The author documented the film’s production for two years, with unprecedented access to the creative process that brought this epic film to life. Exclusive concept art, storyboards, behind-the-scenes photography, and production stills are accompanied by fascinating insights and interviews by the cast and crew. The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049 – Revised and Expanded Edition updates the original version of the book by adding 16 pages of new content, featuring new interviews with cast and crew covering the movie’s spoiler scenes.

Gender and Parenting in the Worlds of Alien and Blade Runner

WOMEN'S REJECTION OF BLADE RUNNER 2049 71% of the opening weekend ticket-buyers for Blade Runner 2049 were male (Murphy, 2020). Critics such as Ben Child from The Guardian implied that Blade Runner 2049 failed because it was not a ...

Gender and Parenting in the Worlds of Alien and Blade Runner

Gender and Parenting in the Worlds of Alien and Blade Runner is a comparative, gendered analysis study of Ridley Scott’s contributions to the genre of science fiction and horror cinema, showcasing how patriarchal and gendered expectations regarding women, usually associated with the past, still run rampant.

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 is an outstanding collection of specially commissioned chapters on this long-awaited film, and is essential reading for students - indeed anyone - interested in philosophy and film studies.

Blade Runner 2049

"Widely acclaimed as a future classic on its release, Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 is both visually stunning and philosophically profound and provocative film. Extending the story of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner it is a cinematically stunning achievement in its own right. Containing specially commissioned chapters by a roster of international contributors, this fascinating collection explores the philosophical questions that abound in Blade Runner 2049. Including a foreword by Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049: A Philosophical Exploration is essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy, film studies, philosophy of mind, psychology, gender studies, and conceptual issues in cognitive science and artificial intelligence"--

Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump

See Nathan Osborne's “We can't blame audiences for BLADERUNNER 2049's failure.” Accessed https://www.filminquiry.com/blame-blade-runner-2049-failure/ on November 20, 2017; Scott Mendelson's “What 'Failure of Blade Runner 2049' Says ...

Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump

Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump focuses on utopias and dystopias that either prefigure or suggest alternatives to the rise of individuals such as Donald J. Trump and the changing conditions of America we now see around us. These topical studies provide compelling reading for both the general reader and the specialist.

Focus On 100 Most Popular American Science Fiction Films

"Blade Runner 2049 is an uneasy feminist parable about controlling the means of reproduction". New Statesman. Retrieved November 27, 2017. ^ Jordan Hoffman (November 24, 2017). "Denis Villeneuve Is the Sci-Fi Remake Master with Blade ...

Focus On  100 Most Popular American Science Fiction Films


Film Reboots

The Blade Runner Experience: The Legacy of a Science Fiction Classic, New York: Wallflower/Columbia University Press, pp. 79–91. ... Fine, Elazar (2017), 'Blade Runner 2049 Timeline Revealed', The Playlist, 24 July, ...

Film Reboots

Bringing together the latest developments in the study of serial formatting practices - remakes, sequels, series - Film Reboots is the first edited collection to specifically focus on the new millennial phenomenon of rebooting. Through a set of vibrant case studies, this collection investigates rebooting as a practice that seeks to remake an entire film series or franchise, with ambitions that are at once respectful and revisionary. Examining such notable examples as Batman, Ghostbusters, and Star Trek, among others, this collection contends with some of the most important features of contemporary film and media culture today.

An Unexpected Journal Image Bearers

[183] Brian Treanor, “Being-From-Birth: Natality and Narrative,” in Blade Runner 2049: A Philosophical Exploration, eds. Timothy Shanahan and Paul Smart (New York: Routledge, 2020), 71-72. [184] Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis ...

An Unexpected Journal  Image Bearers

The imago Dei: Man as God’s Image Bearers “Let us make man in our image,” so begins the relationship between God and his image bearers, beings made in his own image. What does it mean to be God’s image bearer? In this issue on the imago Dei, we explore the ways man reflects God’s light. Contributors: Donald W. Catchings, Jr.: "Stained-glass Man," a poem on man's own image. Annie Crawford: "Gender and the Imago Dei: Together We Reflect the Image of God," an essay on marriage's divine purpose. L.B. Loftin: "Goodness, Truth, and Beauty," a poem on the glory of humanity. Christy Luis: "My Favorite Things" a short story on coming out of and into the fire. Annie Nardone: "Deepest Wonder, Remarkable Beauty: Sonnets in Praise of Life and the Imago Dei," an essay and sonnet on the miracles of life. Julie Miller: "Transhumanism and the Abolition of the Human Person," an essay on transhumanism's materialistic shortcomings. Megan Joy Rials: "Do You Long for Having Your Heart Interlinked?: The Imago Dei and Our Need for Relationships in the Blade Runner Universe," an essay on love, authenticity, and reality. Zak Schmoll: "A Silent Genocide: Disability and the Ongoing Consequences of Social Darwinism," an essay on the tragedy of eugenics. Jason Smith: "Worth Reading" an introduction to a new column coming to AUJ. John L. Weitzel: "Thorin and Bilbo: Image Bearers," an essay on heroism, the Old Testament, and God's will. Donald T. Williams: "Matrix of Meaning: Five Theses on Christianity and Culture," an essay on the relationship between human nature and creativity. Cover Illustration by Virginia De La Lastra Spring 2021 Volume 4, Issue 1 250 pages

The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049

Thirty-five years later, many of the world-renowned original cast and crew made a thrilling return to that world. Their journey is chronicled with captivating detail in this official visual guide to Blade Runner 2049.

The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049

Embargoed to 5th October Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who's been missing for 30 years The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049 goes behind the scenes and reveals how this epic production was brought to the screen. Featuring incredible concept art and on-set photography, this deluxe book is a rare treat for fans as key cast and crew tell the story of how Blade Runner was revived and was given a whole new lease of life. See the trailer here

Philosophy and Film

Blade Runner 2049 Tries to Make a Love Story Out of the First Blade Runner's Violence.” Slate. Accessed August 24, 2018. www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2017/10/12/blade_runner_2049_makes_a_love_story_out_of_a_rape_scene.html.

Philosophy and Film

This volume collects twenty original essays on the philosophy of film. It uniquely brings together scholars working across a range of philosophical traditions and academic disciplines to broaden and advance debates on film and philosophy. The book includes contributions from a number of prominent philosophers of film including Noël Carroll, Chris Falzon, Deborah Knight, Paisley Livingston, Robert Sinnerbrink, Malcolm Turvey, and Thomas Wartenberg. While the topics explored by the contributors are diverse, there are a number of thematic threads that connect them. Overall, the book seeks to bridge analytic and continental approaches to philosophy of film in fruitful ways. Moving to the individual essays, the first two sections offer novel takes on the philosophical value and the nature of film. The next section focuses on the film-as-philosophy debate. Section IV covers cinematic experience, while Section V includes interpretations of individual films that touch on questions of artificial intelligence, race and film, and cinema’s biopolitical potential. Finally, the last section proposes new avenues for future research on the moving image beyond film. This book will appeal to a broad range of scholars working in film studies, theory, and philosophy.

Blade Runner

As the eagerly-anticipated new film Blade Runner 2049 finally comes to the screen, rediscover the world of Blade Runner .

Blade Runner

As the eagerly-anticipated new film Blade Runner 2049 finally comes to the screen, rediscover the world of Blade Runner . . . World War Terminus had left the Earth devastated. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked, in search of the renegade replicants who were his prey. When he wasn't 'retiring' them with his laser weapon, he dreamed of owning a live animal - the ultimate status symbol in a world all but bereft of animal life. Then Rick got his chance: the assignment to kill six Nexus-6 targets, for a huge reward. But in Deckard's world things were never that simple, and his assignment quickly turned into a nightmare kaleidoscope of subterfuge and deceit - and the threat of death for the hunter, rather than the hunted . . .

Blade Runner 2049 and Philosophy

A team of philosophers representing diverse backgrounds and perspectives tackles the issues raised by the Blade Runner movies.

Blade Runner 2049 and Philosophy

A team of philosophers representing diverse backgrounds and perspectives tackles the issues raised by the Blade Runner movies.

Dystopian States of America Apocalyptic Visions and Warnings in Literature and Film

Blade Runner 2049 81 and maintained by humans rather than being inherent to replicant identity. For example, Captain Bryant explains to Deckard that Nexus-6 replicants are designed to have four-year life spans because after this point, ...

Dystopian States of America  Apocalyptic Visions and Warnings in Literature and Film

Dystopian States of America is a crucial resource that studies the impact of dystopian works on American society—including ways in which they reflect our deep and persistent fears about environmental calamities, authoritarian governments, invasive technologies, and human weakness.

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

Blade Runner has enjoyed a growing critical reputation over the years and has now probably received more attention from academic film critics than any ... In 2017, Blade Runner was followed by a long-awaited sequel, Blade Runner 2049.

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

In the years since Georges Méliès’s Le voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon) was released in 1902, more than 1000 science fiction films have been made by filmmakers around the world. The versatility of science fiction cinema has allowed it to expand into a variety of different markets, appealing to age groups from small children to adults. The technical advances in filmmaking technology have enabled a new sophistication in visual effects. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, films, companies, techniques, themes, and subgenres. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about science fiction cinema.

Future Noir Revised Updated Edition

In this intensive, intimate and anything-but-glamorous behind-the-scenes account, film insider and cinephile Paul M. Sammon explores how Ridley Scott purposefully used his creative genius to transform the work of science fiction’s most ...

Future Noir Revised   Updated Edition

Rediscover the groundbreaking magic of Blade Runner with this revised and updated edition of the classic guide to Ridley Scott’s transformative film—and published in anticipation of its sequel, Blade Runner 2049, premiering October 2017 and starring Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, and Harrison Ford. Ridley Scott’s 1992 "Director’s Cut" confirmed the international film cognoscenti’s judgment: Blade Runner, based on Philip K. Dick’s brilliant and troubling science fiction masterpiece Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, is the most visually dense, thematically challenging, and influential science fiction film ever made. Future Noir offers a deeper understanding of this cult phenomenon that is storytelling and visual filmmaking at its best. In this intensive, intimate and anything-but-glamorous behind-the-scenes account, film insider and cinephile Paul M. Sammon explores how Ridley Scott purposefully used his creative genius to transform the work of science fiction’s most uncompromising author into a critical sensation, a commercial success, and a cult classic that would reinvent the genre. Sammon reveals how the making of the original Blade Runner was a seven-year odyssey that would test the stamina and the imagination of writers, producers, special effects wizards, and the most innovative art directors and set designers in the industry at the time it was made. This revised and expanded edition of Future Noir includes: An overview of Blade Runner’s impact on moviemaking and its acknowledged significance in popular culture since the book’s original publication An exploration of the history of Blade Runner: The Final Cut and its theatrical release in 2007 An up-close look at its long-awaited sequel Blade Runner 2049 A 2007 interview with Harrison Ford now available to American readers Exclusive interviews with Rutger Hauer and Sean Young A fascinating look at the ever-shifting interface between commerce and art, illustrated with production photos and stills, Future Noir provides an eye-opening and enduring look at modern moviemaking, the business of Hollywood, and one of the greatest films of all time.

The Blade Runner Encyclopedia

Science Fiction World said, "This is an astounding reference book that is sure to delight, entertain, and amaze any fan of the Ridley Scott and Denis Villeneuve films.

The Blade Runner Encyclopedia

Blade Runner (1982), Blade Runner 2049, the anime short films. Welcome to the world of Blade Runner: Now for the first time, a comprehensive masterwork of reference material has been collectively gathered and created for you to read, experience, and understand the Blade Runner universe like never before. Science Fiction World said, "This is an astounding reference book that is sure to delight, entertain, and amaze any fan of the Ridley Scott and Denis Villeneuve films. Consider this the 'must-have' guide you need to navigate the dystopian world of Blade Runner.""