“Love is passion, obsession, someone you can’t live without. I say, fall head over heels. Find someone you can love like crazy and who will love you the same way back. How do you find him? Well, you forget your head, and you listen to your heart. And I’m not hearing any heart. Cause the truth is, honey, there’s no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love, well, you haven’t lived a life at all. But you have to try, cause if you haven’t tried, you haven’t lived.”
– William Parrish, Meet Joe Black (1998)
“You’re a good man in any reality.”
– James Cole to José Ramse, 12 Monkeys (TV 2015)
“Tell me the truth, Frank, remember that? We used to live by it. And you know what’s so good about the truth? Everyone knows what it is however long they’ve lived without it. No one forgets the truth, Frank, they just get better at lying.”
– April Wheeler, Revolutionary Road (2008)
Ridley Scott’s 1982 film Blade Runner is considered today to be a classic of the science fiction genre, but the film also makes use of some conventional film noir themes through its characters and its strong, visual style. Mixing the classic genre of film noir with science fiction, Blade Runner is a generic hybrid, and I will explore which aspects of the genre the film makes use of.