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Patrick B Bjork <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 10 Apr 1994 09:49:54 -0500
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On Sun, 10 Apr 1994, Enric Teller wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Apr 1994, roberta pearson wrote:
> >
> > At any rate if any of you can think of any utopian films,
> > I'd be much obliged. And while you're at, how about a list
> > of dystopian films, of which I am sure there are many more
> > than I can think of.
> >
> Metropolis by Fritz Lange is interesting since it ends in a sort of
> Utopian idea of brotherhead (His wife wrote the story, later she would
> work for the Nazi's while Fritz Lange fled Nazi Germany.)
The original cut of _Blade Runner_ is a dystopian and then a strangely
utopian film. The director's cut removed the utopia but that move didn't
quite work either. I'm new to screen-l so I'm assuming _Blade Runner_ has
been talked to death, but if anyone is willing I'd certainly discuss it.
Patrick Bjork
Bismarck State College
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