Differences Between Blade Runner And Blade Runner

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It is the 21st century, a new corporation has made robots that are nearly identical to humans. The police have hired bounty hunters whose job it is to shoot on sight. This is not called execution, it is called retirement. This is the opening crawl of Blade Runner but with a few changes to make it more vague. The changes are not just to prevent plagiarisation, they are to show the similarities between the movie and the book. Many people do not know that Blade Runner is inspired by the novel by Philip K. Dick: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Both the book and the movie have many similarities, but there are also many differences. It is very clear that Blade Runner was only inspired by Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep due to the vast amount of differences between the two. In order to properly compare and contrast the two I will split this up into three sections. The first will discuss the characters, the second will discuss story elements, and the third will discuss the main questions that each pose. This begins the first section. The main similarities lie within the characters that are shared between the stories. In both mediums Deckard is a bounty hunter who retires androids. Deckard knows what he is doing, but he also gets very lucky in both. He has a very professional demeanor and becomes less dedicated to eliminating the androids as the story progresses. Along with the similarities, there are also a lot of differences. In the book, Deckard has a wife named Iran,

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