Blade Runner (Philosophical Films) Ridley Scott - Is Deckard A Replicant? Was Deckard a replicant in Blade Runner. 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. Réplicant. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.
Blade runner Histoire d'un film (Troisième partie) Blade Runner - Deckard, réplicant ? 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) 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. One might argue that in the 1982 theatrical release, Deckard is not a replicant but in BRDC, he is. There is no definitive answer: Ridley Scott himself has stated that, although he deliberately made the ending ambiguous, he also intentionally introduced enough evidence to support the notion, and (as far as he is concerned), Deckard is a replicant.
[See section 9.] The "FOR" case -------------- 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? The Nexus-6 Replicants are physically stronger than humans, this is proven numerous times throughout the film. More intelligent? Today that can physically outperform human beings in particular tasks. Replicants are treated as beings without souls, inanimate, emphasis on anima translated from Latin as "the soul". Philip K. Much like a young child who throws a tantrum rather than face the reality of an unpleasant situation, Leon murders his tormentor, rather than confront the imagery that the scenario has evoked.
Rachael, on the other hand, has had human memories artificially implanted. Blade Runner riddle solved. 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? 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. Deckard as Replicant - Off-world: The Blade Runner Wiki. 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. Paul M. Sammon clearly and methodically lays out the arguments. With the 2007 release of the Final Cut, some say the argument can be finally put to rest. Ridley Scott have mentioned this matter in several interviews. Also in a interview Ridley Scott did in Wired magazine in 2007, he explained this matter: Blade Runner's Original Ending: Yes, Deckard's A Replicant - Bla.