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Question Choose one articlechapter from your reading and critically analyse it in relation to the module I have chosen to analyse the chapter titled Time and space in the Postmodern cinema written by David Harvey contained within The condition of Postmodernity an enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change I shall analyse this article in relation to the film Blade Runner directed by Ridley Scott I have chosen this article because it directly refers to the aforementioned film and places it firmly within the category of postmodern cinema Firstly Harvey illustrates the importance of the way in which the diagetic world of a film can encompass intertwining themes of space and time This is particularly relevant to Blade Runner because it is set entirely in the future and therefore we are asked from the outset to suspend our own ideas on the future and buy in to Ridley Scotts own particular interpretation although the original text is taken from the book Do Androids Dream of Electric sheep written by Phillip K Dick The majority of the film Blade Runner concerns the main character Deckard Played by Harrison Ford and his task of hunting down and retiring several rogue androids replicants Harvey points out that from the offset the film highlights the fact that these replicants are posing a threat to the established order and therefore must be dealt with The spectre of the huge company in this case the Tyrell Corporation is always visible and foregrounded from the outset in order to create a feeling of a big business versus the individual The Tyrell Corporation have helped to create this Distopian society where the poor are forced to live in overcrowded dirty slums above which hover advertising boards This also highlights the creation of an underclass of people who are deemed un-important In comparison the Tyrell Corporation is housed in a mighty pyramidal structure which looms over futuristic Los
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