Studying Blade Runner

Instructor's Edition, revised edition

Sean Redmond

Auteur

Studying Blade Runner

Pub Date: August 2008

ISBN: 9781903663790

96 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $15.00

Studying Blade Runner

Instructor's Edition, revised edition

Sean Redmond

Auteur

Ridley Scott's Blade Runner is now widely recognised as a masterwork of science fiction cinema,and one of the most influential of any films released in the last twenty-five years. In Studying Blade Runner, Sean Redmond uses the key concepts of media and film studies—film language, representation, institutions, and audiences—to explore the significance of the film: its breakthrough use of special effects as a narrative tool; the film's revolutionary representation of the future city; its treatment of racial and sexual politics; its unique status as a text whose meaning was fundamentally altered in its rereleased "Director's Cut" form—and what this means in an institutional context.
recommended for undergraduate courses that focus extensively on Blade Runner, as well as general libraries catering to introductory film studies students. Kevin M. Flanagan, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts

About the Author

Sean Redmond is the Programme Director in Film at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.