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Jonathan Townsend
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On Jul 24, 2017, stoneunhinged wrote:
But no one has addressed my point: Nexus Six replicants (in the movie) are human.
... a human being is someone who claims to be a human being.


In what sense? Can they mate with humans and produce viable children? Have they discerned a distinction between what we call "human and not"? Recall the "implanted memories" part of the movie - what if you have a dozen of them with the same memories - are they all Napoleon? See Peter Watts book Blindsight for some more scary questions.

And that's not even playing the race card. Smile Nice visuals and sound track though.

IMHO the movie "Moon" took a better shot at bringing the question to the audience. And that question was raised long ago in the play "R. U. R." - just what distinguishes what we perceive as "people" from "things".
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Jonathan Townsend
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Getting back to the OP and that site:
https://typesetinthefuture.com/about/
https://twitter.com/daveaddey
Great place for appreciation of font design and storytelling in films. A resource.
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Thanks Jonathan. I appreciate the nod, although I don't regret the turn this post has taken. Bladerunner is still on my Top 10 "If I was stranded on an island flicks," so the discussions have me glued.

Wondering if the long awaited sequel will hold any answers? God, I hope it doesn't suck.
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Jonathan Townsend
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Word is it's about two and a half hour long and Edward James Olmos (Gaff) will appear. Here's hoping for something better than a CGI demo.
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I've read a few reviews of the sequel, and apparently the driving question in the new film is whether Deckard is gay.
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On Jul 26, 2017, stoneunhinged wrote:
I've read a few reviews of the sequel, and apparently the driving question in the new film is whether Deckard is gay.



If this is a joke, it's kind of funny.

If it's not, it's hilarious.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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