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- ULYSSES
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- VOYAGE TO CYTHERA
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BLADE RUNNER
USA, 1982


Directed by Ridley Scott. Written by Hampton Fancher, David Peoples. Based on the short story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. Director of Photography: Jordan Cronenweth. Set Design: David Snyder, Linda de Scenna, Tom Roysden, Leslie Frankenheimer. Costume Design: Charles Knode, Michael Kaplan. Ģusic by Vangelis Papathanasiou. Editing: Terry Rawlings. Special Effects: Douglas Trumbull, Richard Yuricich, David Dryer. Starring Harrison Ford (Deckard), Rutger Hauer (Roy), Sean Young (Rachel), Daryl Hannah (Pris), Joanna Cassidy (Zora), Edward James Olmos (Guff), M. Emmett Walsh (Bryant), William Sanderson (Sebastian), Joe Turkel (Tyrell), Brion James (Leon). Produced by Michael Deeley for Warner Bros /Ladd Company. Duration: 117 min. Colour.

In Los Angeles of 2019, Deckard, a former Blade Runner, i.e. a hunter of humanoids with a four-year life span manufactured for intergalactic labour and to which entrance to Earth is prohibited (replicants), is forced by his boss to reassume his duties. Four replicants led by Roy, a warrior, have secretly entered Los Angeles and are trying to infiltrate the Tyrell Corporation, their manufacturing company, for reasons unknown at present. Deckard visits Tyrell, the man who made the replicants, a hermit living in a secluded tower, and thatÕs where he meets Rachel, a perfected replicant, who is unaware of her real origin. Shocked by the revelation that she is a replicant, Rachel walks into DeckardÕs life in order to assist him in his investigation and he falls in love with her. Deckard finds Salome, a stripper at a night club, who is in reality a replicant, and exterminates her. He is attacked by Leon, another member of the group, who is, however, killed by Rachel. The remaining replicants, Roy and the beautiful Pris, approach a scientist working for the Tyrell Corporation, Sebastian, who suffers from premature ageing and lives a solitary life in the company of mechanical dolls. They explain to him that they wish to see Tyrell to get an answer to the problem of prolonging their four-year-long lives and Sebastian shows Roy to his boss. The "father"-"son" meeting does not fare as predicted and Roy kills both. Meanwhile, Deckard, exterminates Pris in SebastianÕs apartment. He is attacked by Roy, who, after pursuing him to the roof of the building, spares his life and dies in cataclysmic rain.

Memories of the future
By Babis Aktsoglou

Freely based on Philip K. DickÕs short story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Blade Runner was a milestone of Science Fiction cinema, as well as cyber-punk culture, influencing authors like William Gibson (Neuromancer) and defining the depiction of a futuristic metropolis in modern cinema (with the most recent example being Minority Report, a film that seems like a replica of Ridley ScottÕs film). Two different versions of the film have been screened: the 1982 version has a first-person narration (according to the models of noir literature, thus augmenting the sensation that we are dealing with a futuristic film noir), but also has an incoherent happy end (a happy Deckard and Rachel fly to the sky) which Ridley Scott never recognised as his own. On the contrary, in the DirectorÕs Cut of 1993, DeckardÕs voice-off is absent (to the great regret of the filmÕs fans), but the ending is vague and pessimistic Š just like the tone of the rest of the film.
And it could not be different in this existential epic, which, with the background of a wet with acid rain Los Angeles of 2019, transfers the Promethean mythology to the near future. It describes the eternal struggle of life, the grandeur of mortal existence opposing the decay of time and death, seeking a reward, an extension of time, a dream, a love, a goal worth living and dying for.
Punks, Mexicans, Chinese, mist, shop windows, otherworldly buildings, synthetic objects, flying vehicles, huge neon advertisements, dirty streets, a decadent scent and a never-ending rain. There is no security anywhere. No one has memories, because they are a dangerous light. What is the difference between man and replicant? Or is Deckard himself a replicant, wandering alone in an endless night? Trapped by his past, but also without future, he doubts his own deeds, but carries out his mission, even if he feels sorry for his victims every time he kills; maybe because it is like killing himself. There comes a time though, when from predator he becomes prey, to become acquainted to the meaning of living in fear day after day; just like his victims, the warriors-poets, the replicants which came to Earth to meet their Maker and perform OedipusÕ command: the murder of the Father.