The Animals

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Albert West

MemberNoobOct-20-2012 8:19 PM
In the novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" all animals are on the brink of extinction. There is a lot of emphasis on this. From what I can remember I think Deckard had an artificial sheep on the roof-top of his appartment (please correct me if I am wrong). In Blade Runner we know of the artificial snake and owl. We also see what appears to be a black-market trade with animal handlers on the streets. During Deckard's Voight-Kampff test on Rachael we notice that a lot of the questions are based on animals and animal-products. My question is this: Did Ridley Scott want his audience to think about the current situation with the extinction of animals or was he paying homage to Phillip K Dick's novel?
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Svanya

Admin2KOct-20-2012 10:00 PM
I think he was paying homage, it was the main theme of the book as Deckard was doing this last job so he could buy a live sheep. (Don't forget the spider at the end of the book!!) Each character in the movie was associated with an animal: Leon = Turtle Roy = Wolf, Dove Zhora = Snake Rachael = Spider Tyrell = Owl Sebastian = Mouse Pris = Raccoon Deckard = Fish(Sushi ), Unicorn

Albert West

MemberNoobOct-21-2012 6:50 AM
Wow, I had no idea that character were likened to a particular animal. Looking at the associations though, it all makes sense...

Montesco

MemberNoobOct-25-2012 10:08 AM
Thats conception same happenig with Prometheus and biblical characters.
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