History Headscratchers / BladeRunner

22nd Mar '18 12:48:05 PM AFP
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*** It's possible that the Earth is overpopulated ''because'' of the nuclear war, assuming the nuclear weapons spared Los Angeles but destroyed, for example, breadbasket regions like the American midwest or Ukraine. Without these food-producing regions, the remaining major population centers would be put under even greater strain. [[spoiler: And even then, we only ever see three major cities in the films: Las Angeles (Cyberpunk Urban Dystopia), San Diego (in ruins), and Las Vegas (ghost town)]]
17th Dec '17 10:49:11 PM Tuomas
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*** In Dick's book Deckard is human, and the plot of the movie is greatly changed from the book in other ways too, so he had no official position give anyway.
4th Dec '17 1:57:21 AM DoctorNemesis
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** I got the feeling that it wasn't just a lack of empathy that was the problem but some kind of active glitch in the software of the replicant that provokes an active error. A sociopath, if asked why they weren't helping the tortoise, would probably just come up some glib rationalisation and move on (screw it, it's just a dumb tortoise, why waste my time?). But look at Leon's response to the tortoise question; it's not just a lack of concern. He seems to get legitimately angry and agitated when it's suggested that he's not helping the tortoise, in a way that suggests that he doesn't fully understand what's happening to him; like on some level he knows he should be feeling something, but has no idea what that something is or why he should be feeling it. Possibly as if he's just realised that there's something missing from his psychological make-up. So it's probably not just the lack of empathy, but a response indicating an awareness or alarm at the lack of empathy or something. Either way, it's probably more complicated than just "no empathy".

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** I got the feeling that it wasn't just a lack of empathy that was the problem but some kind of active glitch in the software of the replicant that provokes an active error.error or something similar which can be detected (perhaps through the eyes). A sociopath, if asked why they weren't helping the tortoise, would probably just come up some glib rationalisation and move on (screw it, it's just a dumb tortoise, why waste my time?). But look at Leon's response to the tortoise question; it's not just a lack of concern. He seems to get legitimately angry and agitated when it's suggested that he's not helping the tortoise, in a way that suggests that he doesn't fully understand what's happening to him; like on some level he knows he should be feeling something, something that makes him want to help the tortoise, but has no idea what that something is or why he should be feeling it. Possibly as if he's just realised that there's something missing from his psychological make-up. So it's probably not just the lack of empathy, but a response indicating an awareness or alarm at the lack of empathy or something. Either way, it's probably more complicated than just "no "demonstrates no empathy".




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** How many people in the real world who also aren't cops actively intervene when someone shoots someone else three times in the street? I imagine most people's reaction after the immediately "HOLY SHIT!" moment would be to keep away from the guy who's just demonstrated a willingness to fill some woman with hot lead in case he decides plugging you is a good idea as well, at least until the police show up. And then when the police ''do'' show and don't immediately arrest or shoot this guy, they start thinking "Okay, probably just police business."
4th Dec '17 1:49:17 AM DoctorNemesis
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** And the basic human form is actually really efficient already. We take it for granted because we're used to it, but you put a physically able human being in almost any terrain on Earth, give him or her the basic essentials to survive (oxygen, food, water, etc.), and they can adapt or even thrive. Why mess around with the basic template when the basic template already gets the job done?

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** And the basic human form is actually really efficient already. We take it for granted because we're used to it, but you put a physically able human being in almost any terrain on Earth, give him or her the basic essentials to survive (oxygen, food, water, etc.), and they can adapt or even thrive. Why Okay, so it's not superhuman, but why mess around with the basic template when the basic template already gets the job done?
4th Dec '17 1:48:37 AM DoctorNemesis
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** I got the feeling that it wasn't just a lack of empathy that was the problem but some kind of active glitch in the software of the replicant that provokes an active error. A sociopath, if asked why they weren't helping the tortoise, would probably just come up some glib rationalisation and move on (screw it, it's just a dumb tortoise, why waste my time?). But look at Leon's response to the tortoise question; it's not just a lack of concern. He seems to get legitimately angry and agitated when it's suggested that he's not helping the tortoise, in a way that suggests that he doesn't fully understand what's happening to him; like on some level he knows he should be feeling something, but has no idea what that something is or why he should be feeling it. Possibly as if he's just realised that there's something missing from his psychological make-up. So it's probably not just the lack of empathy, but a response indicating an awareness or alarm at the lack of empathy or something. Either way, it's probably more complicated than just "no empathy".
25th Oct '17 5:58:37 AM cluosborne
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*** Actually, in the original theatrical cut, there's voice-over from Deckard that gave a lot of exposition. Particularly that the language that Gaff was speaking was street talk, and one that everyone knew, Deckard included. He knew that Gaff was looking for a promotion, which was fine with Deckard since he didn't want to do the job anyway. So in fact, ''Deckard'' was being difficult until Bryant outright threatened him; again the voice-over explains "little people" meant that he could get killed.




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** Gaff was speaking a mismash of various languages, known as "street talk" or "gutter talk". Deckard didn't need a translator, he knew the lingo. What Gaff was saying was "Horse Dick! No way! You are the Blade... Blade Runner!" which got a laugh out of the Hungarian audiences. See the BilingualBonus entry on the Film page.
15th Oct '17 3:34:59 AM Saveelich
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The Headscratchers page for ''Film/BladeRunner2049'' can be found[[Headscratchers/BladeRunner2049 here]].

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The Headscratchers page for ''Film/BladeRunner2049'' can be found[[Headscratchers/BladeRunner2049 found [[Headscratchers/BladeRunner2049 here]].
15th Oct '17 3:34:51 AM Saveelich
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The Headscratchers page for ''Film/BladeRunner2049'' can be found[[Headscratchers/BladeRunner2049 here]].
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14th Oct '17 11:35:46 AM korpse_man
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** Deckard says he [IWorkAlone works alone]].

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** Deckard says he [IWorkAlone [[IWorkAlone works alone]].
alone]].
14th Oct '17 11:31:42 AM korpse_man
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** Deckard says he [IWorkAlone works alone]].
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