Dystopian Imageries of Posthumanism: Ridley Scott's Blade Runner
Changing Paradigms of Dystopian Imageries
The core of the book rests upon an analysis of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner as it thoroughly explores the dystopian premise regarding the fear of dehumanization. The topic is presented as paralleled to the rise of the AI and gravitating around various devastating consequences of capitalism upon human nature. Due to the modern narrative styles and changing patterns and the devastating consequences of the post war periods, utopias failed in illuminating hopes of brighter futures of idealistic societies. Hence all the dystopian scenarios were embraced hopelessly as the only possible circumstances of a potential future. Nevertheless even in the light of a not so bright tomorrow where the circumstances canvass a place where the people have lost their human touch, he succeeds in grasping a ray of light amidst this gray sky as he breaths life into it through the outstanding cinematic devices of film noir and German expressionism. Emphasizing the importance of the human relationships based on love and entangled with the acknowledgement of the value of life Scott resurges a petrified utopian feeling of harmonious future which appeared to have been lost in the blurry gaze towards the unknown.