L'énigme Deckard

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Blade Runner (Philosophical Films) PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES: Personal identity CHARACTERS: Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), Tyrell (owner of Tyrell Corporation), Sabastian (again genetic engineer), Rachael (Sean Young, replicant), Leon (replicant), Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer, replicant), Pris (Daryl Hannah, replicant) OTHER FILMS BY DIRECTOR RIDLEY SCOTT: Alien (1979), Thelma and Louise (1991), Gladiator (2000), Black Hawk Down (2001), Matchstick Men (2003) SYNOPSIS: Blade Runner is based on the science fiction novel by Phillip K. Blade Runner (Philosophical Films)
Ridley Scott - Is Deckard A Replicant?
At first I was inclined to believe that the answer was more up to interpretation, but after consideration, the answer for me is NO, Deckard is not a replicant, he is a human. Though I do think it depends on the movie you watched, and no I don't mean the Theatrical vs Final/Directors Cuts, but rather what story you experienced. I'm going to try to explain why I believe Deckard must be human without trying to point to any specific instances in the film as proof, as there is already plenty of that in the other answers, but rather I seek to prove his humanity through the stories that come out of the assumption of man or machine. Was Deckard a replicant in Blade Runner Was Deckard a replicant in Blade Runner
Réplicant Réplicant Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Réplicant (anglais : replicant, parfois traduit « répliquant ») est le nom donné aux humanoïdes dans le film Blade Runner de Ridley Scott. Ce nom apparaît pour la première fois en 1982 dans le film de Ridley Scott, lui-même inspiré du roman Les androïdes rêvent-ils de moutons électriques ? écrit par Philip K.
Blade runner – Histoire d'un film (Troisième partie)
Blade Runner - Deckard, réplicant ? - DvdToile Blade Runner - Deckard, réplicant ? - DvdToile La première version suit l'idée originale: Deckard est humain, et cela donne un énorme ou de multiples sens à ce film( bcp mieux que "2001 Odyssée", c'est pour dire…)pour peu qu'on ai les capacités intellectuelles pour se projeter (dans un environnement saturé -peu importe où et quand d'ailleurs, plein de promiscuité, un gars a quitté un job qu'il n'aimait plus, on l'oblige à reprendre; un petit chef le supervise, il sait et sent beaucoup de choses; Deckard tombe amoureux(sic), d'un robot en plus(re sic); doit tuer des machines programmées qui demandent juste à vivre plus longtemps -4ans c limite non?; Deckard tue ces êtres dangereusement désespérés; ce désespoir est il aussi le notre? Se demande Déckard et nous même, à travers lui, puisqu'il est humain; il découvre que son amour est immortelle et fuit avec cette réplicante-n'auront pas d'enfant! mais il aime; la licorne finale en signe de bonne chance à vous deux de la part du petit chef -pas si malsain que ça alors… etc. etc.)
14. Is Deckard a replicant? (Blade Runner) 14. Is Deckard a replicant? (Blade Runner) This article is from the Blade Runner FAQ, by Murray Chapmanmuzzle@cs.uq.oz.au with numerous contributions by others. This question causes the most debate among BR fans. The different versions of BR support this notion to differing degrees.
Ridley Scott confirms that Deckard is a Replicant
More Than Human: Bladerunner's Human/Replicant Debate: PopSubCulture.com's The Biography Project Blade Runner addresses issues arising from the differences between man and machine more than any other film. The root conflict in Blade Runner, as I see it is: What happens when machines created by man become superior to mankind? First, what does "superior" imply? Stronger?

More Than Human: Bladerunner's Human/Replicant Debate: PopSubCulture.com's The Biography Project

Director Ridley Scott has finally revealed the answer to a plot twist in his film Blade Runner which has been the topic of fierce debate for nearly two decades. Movie fans have been divided over whether Harrison Ford's hard-boiled cop character Deckard was not human but a genetically-engineered "replicant" - the very creatures he is tasked with destroying. Little suspicion was raised by the 1982 original version of the film, based on Philip K Dick's novel: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? BBC News | ENTERTAINMENT | Blade Runner riddle solved BBC News | ENTERTAINMENT | Blade Runner riddle solved
The Parting of the Mist: An Analysis of Blade Runner Film History: Blade Runner Joseph M. Reagle Jr. "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe...Attack ships on fire off the shores of Orion...I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost...like tears in rain." - Roy Batty. The conflict between the blade runner Deckard and the off world replicants is the central force of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. The Parting of the Mist: An Analysis of Blade Runner
Is Deckard a Replicant? The question has been asked since Blade Runner was first released in 1982. Today, most people well-versed in Blade Runner are convinced that Deckard is, like Rachael, a replicant who thinks he is human. Deckard as Replicant - Off-world: The Blade Runner Wiki Deckard as Replicant - Off-world: The Blade Runner Wiki
SExpand A few precious pages from an early screenplay for Blade Runner have turned up online, and they're radically different than the version you saw on screen. They end with Deckard realizing he's a Replicant. Blade Runner went through many drafts on its way to the screen, and that's not even counting the last-minute revisions that added a new voiceover. For years now, we've had the July 24, 1980 version by Hampton Fancher, and the February 23, 1981 revision by Fancher and David Peoples. (Fancher didn't want to make some of the changes director Ridley Scott kept insisting on, so Scott brought in Peoples to do them.) Blade Runner's Original Ending: Yes, Deckard's A Replicant - Bla Blade Runner's Original Ending: Yes, Deckard's A Replicant - Bla