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Surrogates title sequence outlines utopian/dystopian binary

by Critical Commons Manager

The opening title sequence of Surrogates neatly summarizes the competing utopian/dystopian rhetoric that inevitably surrounds emerging technologies. This sequence offers a particularly stark and flat-footed example of the dreams and anxieties that accompany new technologies in the cultural imaginary, recapitulating desires for technologies that are capable of eradicating racism, sexism and physical disability, among other societal afflictions. It is also exemplary of a pre-narrative sequence that serves to concisely articulate the film's motivating narrative tensions and premises.

Surrogates title sequence outlines utopian/dystopian binary

The opening title sequence of Surrogates neatly summarizes the competing utopian/dystopian rhetoric that inevitably surrounds emerging technologies

from Surrogates (2009)
Creator: Jonathan Mostow
Distributor: Touchstone
Posted by Critical Commons Manager
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