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background image Blade Runner 2049 Neo Noir ­Anti­hero (Moral ambiguity) ­Main character, Rick Deckard he's a murderer ­Pessimism ­Not Special ­Human lives seem crappy ­Replicants are going to eventually take on the lives of the humans which aren't good; There's a staircase in life that you keep climbing; There's no escape ­The past is how this comes about ­Fate vs Luck ­Prophecy/Destiny/Memory/Vegas               ­Is it engineered?               ­Constantly undermining                ­Many questions, can you make your own luck?, do you have a                destiny?, etc. ­Past Comes Back ­Sequel, Rachael, Memory, Wipeout ­Deckard is living a life as if Rachael is still alive; Rachael comes back ­Because of the past, the characters aren't happy; They have to have their  past erased in order to be so ­Happiness is possible through all of the past being wiped out ­There are still fragments ­Urban ­In the back streets, black alleys, anti­hero exits as well as their sense of self ­Gritty realism of the city
background image ­Bogart takes matters into his own hands and starts punching people ­Conflict/Chaos ­Product Placement ­Always raining; Always dark, fake pleasure, no joy/happiness/pleasure, citizen soldiers: whether or not, when we enlist in the military, we are trained  through media to think as if we are a soldier and we take on that persona day to day in our reality ­Sci­Fi­Cyberpunk ­Artificial world, pessimistic world view; embracing Entropy, which is chaos or  the breakdown of structures; Mvmt towards chaos ­Borders (Breakdown) ­Social orders being overthrown or collapsing ­Revolt is useless Replicants/Cyborgs ­Utopic(overlapping of differences) vs Dystopic (Idealized Femininity; Mae Fantasy;  Race) ­Based on our own perceptions/projections ­Race: All white, the only black man is an evil black slave owner Cyborgs/Humans ­Very few times we are aware that we are faced with a replicant/Can't distinguish ­Naming; what is the difference between a series of letters vs a series of numbers ­Luv ­By end of it all, we still can't figure out love Relationships
background image ­Interacting with our projections of someone else, try to put our best selves out there;  Once those projections are thrown out there, the relationship starts to crumble ­Expectations, the way we project them, anniversary, moving in, etc. ­Before Joy dies, Captain K finds out that he is only having a relationship of himself and  that she told him what she wanted to hear and did what she wanted him to do; Romantic  Progression ­We don't know how to be human; Human as? ­There is always a mask underneath every mask and we can never get underneath Reality vs. Appearance ­Plato, the cave, are we watching the shadow on the wall or what's behind the shadow? ­Reality itself is a simulation ­Old and ancient and from a tree ­Video game playing ­Love: Why he can never be in a real relationship ­Sexuality: Luv is ascentant to K's fantasy ­Virgin and the whore ­She can always maintain his fantasy ­Religion vs Corp Replicants and humans: Whether replicants should have the same rights as humans Does the distinction between what's real matter? Because we're just going to believe what we get
Mystery of the Noir: It cannot be solved, if it can, it's not a Noir
background image There are fears and anxieties and questions as to what it means to be human and a replicant Battle of the Sexes ­In the film, there’s one person of color, of the lower class  ­Based on a true story, film has silences, nuances and innuendos Masculinity ­Shift in Masculinity ­The husband character, Larry King, who supports his wife, Billie Jean, in her tennis  career ­He looks like a Ken doll ­He knows Billie Jean in a way that Marilyn doesn’t; He knows what she needs 
and is willing to put her career first, along with Billie Jean (Career takes priority)
­The Arm ­Career first ­Husband raising child ­Bobby Riggs, Main guy ­Supposed to be a chauvinist pig, but he really isn’t; He’s supposed to play this 
role for the sake of his wife, Priscilla; Claims he’s opted out by choice
Sexuality  ­Ted Tinling, Alan Cumming’s Character ­Larger Than Life ­Always knows, pops out of nowhere ­One dimensional ­Queer character alongside a gay man, not fighting or competing ­Straight and gay people have more in common ­Bi(Cheating)/Lesbian (Political Identity)/Queer ­ “Cheating” ­Morality vs. Ethics

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School: Wright State University
Department: OTHER
Course: Contemporary Film
Professor: Nicole Richter
Term: Fall 2017
Tags: Film, analysis, concepts, and exam
Name: Contemporary Film Study Guide 2
Description: Study Guide for upcoming exam
Uploaded: 12/02/2017
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