Art, Books, Film

Androids…

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The book was finally purchased… The transaction… Monetary… Conducted through a small square… In a hard-plastic screen… Would you like a bag, Sir… Said the newly re-bemuzzled… Which turned out to cost… One-ninth the asking price… Of the book itself… Strange times… Some differences between book and film… Deckard is married!… And the ‘future’ dystopia… Is even more clearly delineated… Deckard and wife, Iran… Rely on a mood organ… to control their mental states… Which they can ‘freely’ choose… This seems to be the natural extension of that unholy contraption, the goggle-box.

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The action of the book… Is set in the Nineteen-Nineties… Not the Twenty-Nineteen of the film… But as the book was written in Nineteen-Sixty-Eight… And the film released in Nineteen-Eighty-Two… It’s not too much of a trade off… Pee-Kay-Dee was still around during production of the film… But passed two weeks before its release… He was mightily approving of Rutger Hauer as Roy Baty… By all accounts… The intriguing title of the book is addressed early… In an ever increasingly, unnatural, and contrived existence… Deckard, like everyone else, yearns for a real animal to tend.

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Beware the grass… On the other side of the fence… Which turns out to be ‘plastic’… The acid rain of  the film… Is a radioactive dust… Still lingering from the last war to befall mankind… And infiltrating everything… There is a mad rush to leave earth for the ongoing colonisation of Mars… Known as Off-World… The carrot for this emigration is a personal android… And earth for these Replicants… Is ‘off-limits’… Deckard works for the police department… As a bounty-hunter… Or mercenary ‘assassin’… Of off-limit androids… Or ‘andys’… Enough ‘kills’… Will buy him a real sheep… To replace his electric one.

 

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