Bladerunner symbolism, may contain spoilers...

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  1. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Auditioning

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    Well I don't think this particular post is a spoiler... but answers might be.

    Throughout the film there is reference to the "eye". I've read the Bladerunner FAQ which lists lots of them, but I wonder exactly what all this symbolism is about. Whats the point of it, is there some hidden meaning or message or connection with the surface plot? Its great that web pages point out the references but I've never seen it explained. Any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Sam Hatch

    Sam Hatch Stunt Coordinator

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    I always took it to be related to the 'the eye is the window to the soul' phrase. That the replicants are so human-esque, yet their eyes can still give them away. Which is why the eyes are so important to the Voight-Kampff testing etc.
     
  3. Andrew W

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    If only you could see what I've seen with your eyes...
     
  4. Sam Hatch

    Sam Hatch Stunt Coordinator

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    That's such a great line!
     
  5. Chris Lynch

    Chris Lynch Stunt Coordinator

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    "Little, uh, dirty holes they, uh, drill in the walls so they can watch a lady undress."[​IMG]
    I go with the window to the soul explanation, plus Phillip K. Dick stressed the importance of the eyes in the Voight-Kampf test in the book.
    Take notice of the Owls eyes...
     
  6. Bob Bergeron

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    I am tired of people worried about spoilers for 20 year old movies.
     
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