Blade Runner and postmodernism
A while ago the class covered the theme of postmodernism. Postmodernism is the thought that nothing can ever be proven to be truthful and we live in a world of representation with people creating their own views of the world, but none are correct.
One thing the class did to better understand postmodernism was watch the movie Blade Runner. I won't go into detail about Blade Runner, but it is the story of a man who hunts down robots called replicants because they are not allowed to be on Earth. For a more detail on Blade Runner follow this link to imdb.com.
Blade Runner shows many aspects of representation and asks the question what is real when replicants look just like humans? From understanding this question I was able to figure out what postmodernism actually is. At the same time, I saw Blade Runner in a whole different light. The first time I watched Blade Runner I didn't get the postmodern theme and as a result the story was not as strong for me. As a result, postmodernism abled me to understand the movie better and get the message that the writer wanted to get across.