The Bene Gesserit and Power – Chris Robledo – Project 2

Abstract – Frank Herbert‚Äôs Dune Chronicles is an expansive universe that has many themes that are seen in scientific literature. A major theme seen throughout is the theme of control. The Bene Gesserit is a group of women who exert control over others using many techniques. They strong female characters exhibit superhuman like powers and use these abilities to further their goal. Of their many abilities, their “Voice” ability is a very powerful tool in their repertoire The use of Spice as well as ‚Äúreligious engineering‚ÄĚ are also used to further their goal which is to create a male equivalent to their order.. This paper will discuss the use of these tools as well as make comparisons to other literary works that also deal with issues of control, and research that supports this idea.

 

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The Voice Scene

A Scanner Darkly Scene

The final chapters, in more ways than one!

So this is it, our final “blog” posts. I have to admit, this book gets much better towards the end. The final chapter pretty much sums up my thinking throughout this reading; She’s crazy. In reading the official report of Consuelo Camacho Ramos, the proof is finally shown. She is schizophrenic. This document explains every one of her actions. Throughout the book, we’ve seen Connie portrayed as a woman being oppressed and the world seems to be against her. I think this can be interpreted in different ways. We can look at it as if no one understands her, and she really is a time traveler, or you can look at it how i see it. She is nuts. Everything that she has said and done has been to justify her actions.¬†When she is “traveling” she falls into a catatonic state.

Maybe i’m just looking at this with an chauvinistic perspective, where i don’t believe she can be this weak, but everything that she has done can be explained by these simple signs of a schizophrenic:

  • Hallucinations.
  • Delusions.
  • Disorganized speech.
  • Disorganized or catatonic behavior.
  • Negative symptoms (emotional flatness, apathy, lack of speech)

Chapter 17 deals with the war that has been hinted at throughout the book. In this war, Connie sees the weapons that are used by the enemy. When she sees the enemy, she hallucinates that it is Dr. Redding and the rest of the hospital staff. (Piercy 330) Upon waking from her hallucination, she is rushed to hospital to remove the electrodes, but she felt that “they were not done with her.” (Piercy 329)

At the end of chapter 17, Connie declares war on the doctors. (Piercy 332) The war she experienced in “the future” has inspired her to fight her war in the present.¬†Is this future war just a metaphor for her internal struggle with her own sanity? Or is it just more justification as to why she is a victim?

A theme that I have noticed throughout the book was the number 3. Connie refers to herself as 3 women. She is the third patient to receive the surgery. The future has families with 3 parents. In Chapter 18, Connie is given furlough to visit her brother. While cleaning up after dinner, Molly, Luis’s new wife Adele, and Connie are all standing in the kitchen. Connie refers to them as “not three women.” ¬†An interesting point is that they were all on some sort of drug. The sane and the insane all together in a place where they can be easily interchanged with each other. Even her description of them sounds as if they are all on something; “We are ups and downs and heavy tranks, meeting in the all-electric kitchen and bouncing off each other’s opaque sides like shiny pills colliding. ”¬†(Piercy 353)

On another note, i noticed an interesting point. In the future people refer to learning as “redded” or redding, the same name as the Dr. who is conducting the experiment on Connie. (Piercy 328) This adds to my idea/theory that her mind is not normal as in some way it is telling her that what is going on in the real world is the norm.

Despite all of the problems and oppression that Connie is going through, the fact that she is willing to kill the doctors makes me completely lose any sympathy for her. I understand that what was happening was inhuman, and borderline torture, but the doctors were within their rights. Knowing now that Connie truly is crazy, i find myself questioning every interaction in which she was the victim. I guess it should be considered a twist, but it seemed pretty obvious from the start.

The Bene Gesserit

As a teen, one of my favorite sagas to read was the Dune books. Author Frank Herbert has created a fantastic universe where he introduced many interesting concepts that dealt with religion, politics, and the human Genome. For my project #2, I would like to explore the ideas and themes behind a specific group, the Bene Gesserit (BG). Considered witches by some, these women are trained from an early age in the ways of the BG. These women have powers such as the Other Memory, The Voice, and their breeding program which has been secretly conducted for thousands of years. The goal of my paper would be to explore the theme of control that the BG uses, such as how they manipulate those in power, as well as the masses. From the works we’ve looked at this semester, i have found that there are many similar themes that can be related to this sect of individuals. I was thinking about perhaps comparing some of the ideas to other texts we’ve read, but only in small areas, as i would prefer to focus on this universe.

This universe had a feudal system of government, and had a strong Religious tone to it. The BG have actually made it known that other religions have been absorbed into their methods and teachings. A full BG is called a Reverend Mother, who uses a drug concoction using spice which allows them to unlock their other memory, which is all of the past Reverend Mothers.They follow the Missionaria Protectiva which states that when entering different societies/worlds, they use the established religion of that society to protect themselves. Their ultimate goal is to manipulate different people in the effort to create the Kwisatz Haderach, which would be a male version of them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bene_Gesserit

For reference, i will mainly be using excerpts form the MANY dune books as well as:

Grazier, Kevin R. The Science of Dune: Unauthorized Exploration into the Real Science behind Frank Herbert’s Fictional Universe. Dallas, TX: BenBella, 2008. Print.

 

Maybe it isn’t just a delusion

My previous posts have been focused on giving examples as to why this future world is a creation of Connie’s mind. I still feel that this is a possibility, but there are some circumstances that just seem too complicated to be created for her mind to make up. However, the first few chapters of this reading help to keep the reader believing that this is all made up.

As Connie dozes in bed, “Groggy on drugs,” (Piercy 186) she calls out to Luciente. We see that the more she goes to this world, the easier it becomes for her. Like anything, the more someone practices, the easier the job becomes, even if that job is escaping to a world of her own creation. In response to her telling the group that they exist (Piercy 189), Luciente tells her with a smile, and sad eyes, “Maybe, Maybe not.” and “It’s not clear. We’re still struggling to exist.” Could this be her mind telling her that they exist solely because of her? A few lines later, Bee tells her that “We must fight to come to exist, to remain in existence, to be the future that happens. That’s why we reached you.” (Piercy 190) Now i might be taking this out of context, but from what we’ve read so far, to me, this just adds to the evidence that this isn’t real!

At the meeting in the future we meet Parra, a female who is very similar to Connie… except she isn’t crazy! Like everyone else in this world, she bears a striking resemblance to someone. To me, she comes off as a version of Connie that might have been if she made better life choices. As they talk to each other, particularly about punishment for crimes, she tells Connie that it is up to the person who committed the the crime to choose their punishment. Is this Connie’s subconsciousness telling her that everything that she has done is okay.

In Chapter 12, something very interesting happens to Connie. (Piercy 245) She a dream where she become a mother, along with Sojourner, and Jackrabbit. She is woken by Luciente to find out that it was a dream. Even while on the run, her mind (dreams) somehow goes back to this future world. At this point, i start to question if maybe this future could be a real thing. I don’t see how Connie could come up with all of the survival skills that Luciente teaches her, having spent most of her life in cities.

Connie is told about “The Enemy.” In this section we see some things that we normally think of when we think about science fiction. The Enemy are the remaining rich people in this future, and they are made up of “androids, robots, cybernauts, partially automated humans.” (Piercy 261) The procedure that Connie is being subjected to would actually make her just like one of these creatures. I wonder if the doctors performing the surgery are the basis for the creation of the enemy in her mind? Its scary to think what can become of Connie after seeing that Skip cuts his own throat. (Piercy 280)

This story is bottoming.

As i write this post, i find myself struggling to find something about this story that i like. In general, i enjoy the ideas presented by the future generation. It is almost a communist state, but the ideas are held by all and remains uncorrupted. It seems that almost every problem that we face as a society has been solved. The more i read however, the more i feel like this lady is full on crazy! Throughout these chapters, each new character reminds Connie of someone from her past. It really makes me think that this is all just a world that she is imagining to help alleviate her pain while in this asylum. The longer she is locked up and subject to the tests and medication, the stronger her made up world becomes.

One of the most important people in Connie’s life was Claud. In Chapter 9, she see’s the character Bee (Piercy 179) as a archetype of Claud. His big strong hands, yet soft touch touches her just how Claud used to before his death. He could even see her “with his hands” (Piercy 180) the same as how blind Claud was able to. Their “interactions” lead me to believe that its in her head, just as how she see’s her daughter Angeline in the little girl, Dawn. Each of these characters bear some similarity towards those around her.

The raising of the children is done with the care of 3 mothers. Connie describes herself to Luciente as having 3 names; Consuelo who was “a Mexican woman, a servant of servants,” Connie, a more educated woman, and Conchita, the bad part of her. (Piercy 114) Everything about this future is in some way the better version of Connie’s life. Could the idea of 3 mothers represent the three sides of Connie? I think maybe this idea of the mothers is Connie’s way of dealing with the loss of her child.

While watching 2 children attempt sex, we get another glimpse into the messed up life of this woman. (Piercy 130) It is revealed that as a child, her brother molested her, and she even fooled around with her younger, nicer brother. These are not the actions of a healthy individual. It seems that her life just gets worse and worse.

The people of this world have no problem flaunting their flaws, something that Connie is incapable of doing. They describe healing mental issues as worming, which to me makes me think of something burrowing into their heads… just like how a doctor uses electroshock therapy to bury the issues that people suffer from.

At the end of chapter 8, Nurse Wright awakens Connie by slapping her repeatedly. Nurse Wright told her that she¬† “thought you’d… withdrawn” (Piercy 155). Her “traveling” leaves her in a state where she looks as if she is no longer there. Often people who are put in situations withdraw into their own minds to a world where they don’t have to deal with what is going on in the real world. These points that i have addressed really make me think that Connie is not really going to the future, but is making this all up to cope with her issues and her circumstances.

Talk about Timing…

So. I don’t know what it is about this book, Woman On The Edge Of Time by Marge Piercy, but the first chapter took me hours to read. I find it very hard to dislike a book, but after reading the first few chapters, I’ve come to the conclusion that it is better to read chapter 2 first as the pacing is just better and reading it in that order will allow it to flow better for the reader. The events of the first chapter are written better in the following 2 chapters. Its almost as if the writing gets better over time. I understand that it is to help show the reader how bad Consuela has it, but again, it is better expressed in the following chapters. The title is interesting as the first chapter takes place after the second chapter.

Connie ( Consuela) has been falsely locked up in a psychiatric hospital. This poor woman has struggled most of her life. Her parents made it clear early on that she should know her place in life, and that even going to college is a dream she should give up on. (Piercy 38) She has been married a few times, and in each instance it seems that she is worse off. When she actually does get a comfortable job as a “secretary-mistress-errand girl-laundress-maid-research assistant” (Piercy 42) we see that she really is not that special and is just being used yet again, by a man. This isn’t that surprising, as during this time period, most women were raised to be like this. Thankfully this archaic thinking is disappearing in our current era, but it sets the mindset of Connie, and why she makes mistake after mistake.

As i read these first four chapters, i keep asking myself if she really is crazy. (Piercy 85) When she is being moved to a new ward, she is questioned by the doctors, and we become aware of the fact that she has been hit in the head multiple times throughout her life. Early on, its established that she is has used drugs in the past as well, so i find myself questioning as to whether her meeting with Luciente is real? Since it only seems to happen when no one is around, it is easy to assume that its all an affect of the medication they are forcing upon her.

But if this is really happening, the future seems like an interesting place. Humanity has evolved into an androgynous race, where everyone lives in simple dwellings working together to better themselves. As the future is described, i can’t help but think back to the exhibit we went to see on the changing world. Humans living in harmony with nature and recycling everything is what we can hope for. I enjoyed that early on Luciente talks about how eating in pill form turns out bad, something that growing up, was a staple of media describing the future. Cities are no longer a thing, and everyone has their own space. Its a very interesting idea, and sounds ideal.

Piercy, Marge. Woman on the Edge of Time. New York: Knopf, 1976. Print.

Nature vs Technology

Ray Bradbury’s “August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains” is a pretty bleak story. It is the story of what takes place in a home on August 4th, 2026. It is the last house in a ruined city. Based on the line “At night the ruined city gave off a radioactive glow which could be seen for miles.” (Bradbury 1) makes it pretty apparent that this probably takes place after a nuclear war of some kind. The house is completely automated. The animated short¬†directed by Nazim Tulyakhodzayev takes it even a step further. In both forms, the poem, There Will Come Soft Rains by Sara Teasdale is mentioned and used to move the story along.

In Bradbury’s story, it seems that the world of man has come to an end, and the only thing left is our technology. The house continued to execute its schedule even without those whose job it was to care for. This remaining house was “an altar with ten thousand attendants” (Bradbury 2). Yet again, we find ourselves seeing religion as a theme of a science fiction story. The only living thing allowed back in the house is the dog. At 1 o’clock, the dog finally dies, looking at the fire. At 2 o’clock, the house seems to notice, and 15 minutes later the dog is gone, and the incinerator is activated. According to the schedule, the children should be home soon, so they couldn’t see that. 4 o’clock “was the children’s hour.” after all (Bradbury 2). With all of these things done to maintain the status quo for the house, it makes you wonder if the house has some sort of sentience.

As night begins, Sara Teasdale’s poem is read. It holds quite a bit of foreshadowing for what is to come:

Robins will wear their feathery fire and

Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree

if mankind perished utterly;

“At ten o’clock the house began to die.”(Bradbury 3) This is when the fire starts, but its also the time that most would be in bed. ¬†Bradbury paints a very vivid picture of the fire, and it seems almost as if it’s alive. The “fire was clever.” (Bradbury 4) The fire is like natures final attempt to get rid of this manmade travesty. As the house is destroyed, the recording playing the poem continues to play in the background. The nursery burns, destroying the images of animals, as if nature is destroying the ersatz animals.

Watching the short film based on this story, i felt as if the house had sentience. Unlike the story, the humans died in their beds. (Dozhd 1:41) It is raining outside, like the title of the poem, but it looks more like nuclear ash. The caretaker/machine plays music and shows a fake screen showing a sunny meadow where the window should be (2:36). When it is removed, you can see the nuclear ash outside. When they show the hallway with the radiation suits (4:23), it seems like maybe the family was alive for a bit of time after the radiation hit. I think this is even more proven to be true after the house blows up (7:45). Maybe this nuclear winter was caused by other houses exploding?

I wonder if maybe the machine was keeping them hostage? Like maybe it thought it was doing right by the family, but they were really prisoners. It seemed too overprotective of the family. I’m sure this was part of the programming, but the way the face looked, it was easier to relate to. When it gets damaged attacking the bird, it looks like its crying. Its also interesting to note that it destroys Christ on the crucifix and throws it away as if it’s nothing. (6:48)

After the music starts again, we see that the bird is now trapped (8:40). The machine destroyed itself after it heard the egg. The egg and bird could be symbols of the machine and its plight. By breaking the egg, it has broken itself. In the final scene, the bird is trying to escape to that place that it can never get to. There are no walls around the bird, but that is all it sees, similar to the houses plight.

Like i mentioned in my Blade Runner Class Discussion response, i recently read a graphic novel (Alex + Ada)¬† where androids are part of our lives. What i didn’t mention is that everything in Alex’s house is automated. The first few pages show him going about his day, and everything is catered to his needs. He need only think it and the house responds. It was a very similar situation to the house in “There Will Come Soft Rain.”

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Luna, Jonathan, and Sarah Vaughn. Alex + Ada. Vol. 1. N.p.: Image, n.d. Print.

 

 

Blade Runner Movie Breakdown

Visually Stunning

Differences:

No Iris

Andy’s are now called Replicants. They are declared illegal on earth after an uprising.

Bounty Hunters are called Blade Runner Units.

Replicants are nicknamed Skinjobs.

There is no mention of Mercerism, Empathy boxes, or mood organs.

Takes Place in LA November 2019

The movie opening really shows how messed up the world is.

Instead of an opening scene with Iris, the opening shows the interview Holden conducts with Leon. Right away, there is a focus on the eyes!

While there is no mention of Buster Friendly, there is dialog being played on the blimps and tv’s that are exact quotes from his dialog in the book.

The world is a melting pot, and very packed. There is a major Japanese and German influence. In the book, World War Terminus. Maybe the Axis powers won in this world?

There are advertisements everywhere.

Rick seems more confident compared to the book.

 

Timestamps

3:48 Movie opens with an extreme close up of an eye.

6:15 Mention of a tortoise

8:25¬† “Buster” says “Start over in a golden land of opportunity” This was what was told the chinese rail workers in the early 19th century, who emigrated to the US. These Chinese workers were basically slaves, just like the Replicants.

12:20 Rick is retired, and he is better than Holden.

14:30 They are military Androids

15:10 They have 4 year life spans, so that they don’t gain true sentience.

17:20 Meets Rachel, Pretty obvious that she is a robot. The actress performs like a robot.

24:25 Rick has a handler, Gaff. He is a new character. Makes Origami, that show Ricks moods and thoughts.

25:15 Roy is breaking down.

28:30 Morphology and longevity are mentioned. Chew deals with eyes. Cold environment, symbolizes that the androids are cold inside.

28:55 “Chew, if only you could see what i’ve seen with your eyes.”

J.F. Sebastian is the onscreen version of John Isidore.

32:00 Deckard is single. Rachel doesn’t know she’s a replicant. False memories, she is a copy of Tyrells niece.

33:00 Spider brought up again

During this whole interaction, Roy has more empathy towards the Replicants than in the book.

35:20 Rick looks at pictures that are Leons.

38:00 Priss meets JR. Feigns being weak and scared. Like a chameleon.  Dark Makeup, to hide her eyes?

40:30 JR is a designer, not some random grunt like character.

42:00 First appearance of the Unicorn in Ricks Dream.

46:20 Animals are not as important as in the book.

47:30 Man is holding a bird cruelly.

Animal Market… Artificial Snake

51:49 Miss Salome and snake, snake that corrupted man? Dances with replicants.

56->58 Chase scene. Salome dies surrounded by Mannequins. With her own kind?

1 hour mark. Rick is drinking… again. Seems to be how he deals with it. Every instance of him meeting with a Replicant results in him drinking.

1:02:00 Leon wants to know how much longer

1:06:00 Rick empathetic to Rachel. her eyes glow now.

1:07:20 Rachel asks Rick if he’s ever taken the test. Alludes to him being a Replicant.

1:11:00 Rick is very forceful with Rachel. Borderline Rape.

1:13:00 Pris is painting her eyes, then the clock makes coocoo sound.

1:17:20 Sebastian knows they’re replicants. Unlike Isidore

1:19:00 Replicants talking to JR. As he starts to show fear, the water starts to boil. Nice camera angle. JR’s dna was used in their creation.

1:26:00 Roy meets and kills his maker. Pushes his finger through Tyrells Eyes!

1:32:20 Pris is hiding among mannequins. She also dies among her “sisters.”

1:35:00 Roy is sad over Pris’s death.

The hunter has now become the hunted.

1:41:50 “that was irrational of you.” Roy hints that deckard is acting human?

1:46:25 “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe.”

1:47:21 Roy dies. It is interesting that of all the replicants, he died “naturally” yet was the most vicious. In the end, he realized what it was to be human? Dove flies away.

1:48:20 Gaff “You’ve done a MANS job, sir.” then tosses Deckard a gun.

1:51:50 Last scene, There is a Unicorn Origami left by Gaff. Is this a way of Gaff telling him that he knows what he dreams?

 

Themes:

Eyes – Everyone is being watched. The blimp illuminates everything. Gaff is always watching Rick. Roy goes to chew, a EYE DESIGNER to help learn of his origin. Chew shows them the way to Tyrell. Roy tells Chew, if only he could see what he’s seen.

Unicorn- Mythical beast that could only be tamed by a maiden. Rick = Unicorn, Rachel = Maiden? Whenever Rick seems to be questioning himself, Gaff shows up. Last scene, Gaff leaves the origami unicorn. He knows Ricks memories.

 

Women are sexual objects. Pris was a sex robot. Rick is a drunk, and an asshole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Other New York

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So despite the small time frame, i managed to go to the MoMA today. It was an interesting exhibit, one that definitely makes you think about where we’re going as a species. The overcrowding of the larger cities is a growing problem. The exhibit showed some ideas that are already in effect and are being worked towards to fix these problems particularly with architecture.

Immediately my thoughts went to DADoRS/BladeRunner, particularly the movie, as the crowded scenes when Deckard is in the street show exactly how it could be with the overcrowding. Some of the ideas for shops in Lagos were very similar to what we saw in the movie.

There was one interesting picture from The New CIty Reader section called the Island of Resources that showed a hive like structure that would go underground/water. I could imagine the rooms from The Machine Stops being built in a place like that.The idea of the structure is very similar to Vashti’s room. If anyone still hasn’t gone yet, make sure to grab a copy of The New City Reader off the stack that is under one of the television displays. It has a game inside that you can play. Its pretty twisted, yet it really makes you look at what could possibly happen.

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Overall, the idea of these massive housing changes seem to be the future. The building that Isidore lives in could easily be a remnant of one of the ideas shown at the exhibit. Of course, after World War Terminus. Most of the ideas were very reminiscent of Blade Runner, although much cleaner. While i know the ideas being shown here are based on real world applications and problems, i wonder if some of the creators of these plans were inspired by some science fiction they have read or watched.

I chose the title of The Other New York for this post as this part of the exhibit hits us at home. I was pretty shocked at some of the statistics that were shown. The numbers really help to show you how large the gap is between the different economic classes. This large difference in the classes is like the rich and the workers in Metropolis.

Statistics NYC

Statistics NYC

I know some may not be able to get there, but here’s a video of one of the area’s that i took quickly to show some of the exhibit:

Tame the Unicorn

So after re-watching the movie, i have to say, i still prefer the book. Sure the movie has more action, but some of the most important themes are now gone. There is so much to talk about with this movie, and i have a nice list for class next week, but i think that two things that I want to focus on in this post is the recurring usage of eyes, and the scenes involving the unicorn. Interestingly enough, the dream sequence with the unicorn running through the woods is one of the things that was added to the final cut from the original film.

One of the most shocking differences in the movie compared to the book, is how crowded the world is. In the book, everyone is generally pretty isolated from one another, whereas in the movie, the streets are flooded with people. There are more than a few scenes where Rick is in a market where animals are being eaten, or in a few cases treated cruelly.[1] I think the inclusion of a Unicorn was a way of paying homage to the idea of the importance of animals, while not including the idea of Mercerism.

After retiring a Replicant, Rick has a dream involving a running unicorn. To me, Rick is the unicorn. A unicorn is a mythical, savage beast that can only be tamed by a maiden, or in this case, Rachael. There still exists false animals in this world, and i think one of the major questions a viewer should ask becuas of this is, Is Rick a Replicant? When Rachael and Rick are in the apartment, he jokes around with her that she has false memories. [2]He is able to tell¬†that she has false memories implanted in her. This bit of information can be foreshadowing towards the final scene, as i will explain. A new addition to the cast is Gaff, who follows Rick around almost like his handler. Whenever you see Rick pause to think about his actions, Gaff shows up. He always makes origami that somehow can be applied to Rick. First the chicken when Rick doesn’t want to do the job[3], then the matchstick figure when Rick starts having feelings for Rachael. Finally, in the last scene, as Rick escapes with Rachael, she steps on a origami Unicorn. Its like Gaff is able to know what Rick is thinking…[4] ¬†just like Rick knew Rachael’s memories.

There are a few other instances where you can question whether Rick is human or not. Rachael asks Rick if he has ever taken the test himself, alluding to him being a Replicant [5]. During the final fight Roy tells Rick “That was irrational of you.” something that would apply to a Replicant.[6] And finally, after Roy expires, Gaff tosses Rick a gun and tells him that “you’ve done a MANS¬†job, sir.” [7] All of these little comments and nuances help to make this seem like a possibility. I know a few in the class would probably appreciate this as an ending for the book.

Throughout the movie, there was a recurring theme regarding the use of eyes. Even in the opening scene, as the ship flies across the city, there is a cut to an extreme close up of an eye.[8] It seems that with all of the lights in the city, there is no real place to hide and everyone is always being watched. Rick is constantly being followed by Gaff, who is his watcher. Replicants eyes play a key role as well. When Roy goes to the eye designer, CHew, to learn of his origin, he “shows” them the way. Roy has some excellent lines in the movie and often uses the eyes as references. When speaking to Chew, he says, “Chew, if only you could see what I’ve seen with your eyes.”[9] Right before he dies, Roy again tells Rick ” I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe.”[10] When Pris moves in with J.F. Sebastian, she gives herself a makeover, painting a black line across her eyes, both drawing and detracting focus from hers. [11]

There is so much more that can be brought up, but i leave that to the rest of the class for now.

[1]Blade Runner-The Final Cut. Dir. Ridley Scott. Perf. Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, and Daryl Hannah. Warner Brothers, 1982, 2007. Film. (46:20)

[2]Blade Runner-The Final Cut. Dir. Ridley Scott. Perf. Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, and Daryl Hannah. Warner Brothers, 1982, 2007. Film. (32:10)

[3]Blade Runner-The Final Cut. Dir. Ridley Scott. Perf. Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, and Daryl Hannah. Warner Brothers, 1982, 2007. Film. (24:25)

[4]Blade Runner-The Final Cut. Dir. Ridley Scott. Perf. Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, and Daryl Hannah. Warner Brothers, 1982, 2007. Film. (1:51:50)

[5]Blade Runner-The Final Cut. Dir. Ridley Scott. Perf. Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, and Daryl Hannah. Warner Brothers, 1982, 2007. Film. (1:07:20)

[6]Blade Runner-The Final Cut. Dir. Ridley Scott. Perf. Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, and Daryl Hannah. Warner Brothers, 1982, 2007. Film. (1:41:50)

[7]Runner-The Final Cut. Dir. Ridley Scott. Perf. Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, and Daryl Hannah. Warner Brothers, 1982, 2007. Film. (1:48:20)

[8]Blade Runner-The Final Cut. Dir. Ridley Scott. Perf. Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, and Daryl Hannah. Warner Brothers, 1982, 2007. Film. (3:48)

[9]Blade Runner-The Final Cut. Dir. Ridley Scott. Perf. Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, and Daryl Hannah. Warner Brothers, 1982, 2007. Film. (28:55)

[10]Blade Runner-The Final Cut. Dir. Ridley Scott. Perf. Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, and Daryl Hannah. Warner Brothers, 1982, 2007. Film. (1:46:25)

[11]Blade Runner-The Final Cut. Dir. Ridley Scott. Perf. Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, and Daryl Hannah. Warner Brothers, 1982, 2007. Film. (1:13:00)