March 22, 2007

Come on Roy!!! Are you Serious!?!

Scott, dir. Blade Runner (Director's Cut) -- Jerz EL312 (Literary Criticism)

"Morphology, Longevity, Acceptance..."

"I don't know those, I only do eyes"

Does this man realize that the is the function and importance of the eyes, just as it is for the phallus. That is the main reason that I found an important combination between the two organs. Form, Length (whether it is time or measurement), and acceptance is something that both of the organs can be associated with, in terms of function and importance. Roy Batty says it, because to him, he needs eyes to be accepted by the humans for a short period of time, just as the male gender needs to be accepted because of his manhood, physically or psychologically.

By the way, Roy Batty just dying on the ledge was the dumbest thing I have ever seen. I know that there is not much relevance to this statement, but its a weblog, and it really really bothered me. Please, do not comment on this part of my weblog.

Posted by The Gentle Giant at March 22, 2007 9:29 AM

I won't comment on that part, Jason, but if it's any consolation Vanessa and Tiffany and I ripped apart the unicorn and Harrison Ford which probably wasn't necessary on Nessa's blog. I think the eyes did represent (just as the phallus does) the replicants need for acceptance in this movie. The eyes depict emotion and the repllicants were seeking longevity beyond their 4 year life span. I thought it was interesting how the doctor had said giving the replicants emotions and memories made them easier to control. I guess emotions are a vulnerable point and you made an excellent point in saying the phallus is important for acceptance. Thus, could the phallus then be a just as vulnerable spot for men as the heart/emotions for women? Not to stereotype,but guys would probably get more insulted if someone made a serious attack on their manhood than they would be if someone made fun of their outfit. Whereas a female might get hurt if someone insulted something like an outfit or something they worked really hard on. I'm sorry, I could be way off, but you pose really great questions and I just went off.

Posted by: Erin at March 22, 2007 10:21 AM

The eyes as an organ in the movie “Blade Runner” can easily be interpreted as a representation of the phallus, because of its importance and function in a movie. Although one can find other references to phallic symbols throughout the movie, it is the eyes that stand by itself in importance, because the eyes separate the Nexus-6 replicants, and real human beings. I think that I have found a true meaning in this psychoanalysis criticism, and I have surely have had a lot of fun with this.

Posted by: Jason Pugh at April 4, 2007 10:21 PM
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