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What do you see as the quintessential cyberpunk film?


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for me, it's blade runner (1982), the film that got me into cyberpunk in the first place. it's excellent, one of my favourite films of all time, and arguably the most well-known piece of cyberpunk media. there may be better cyberpunk films, but none have come close to making an impact as large as blade runner.


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Other than the obvious Blade runner, I think of Brazil


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GiTS from 1995
it's a different kind of cyberpunk, less flashy and more meaningful


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I brought a present. I recommend Cypher if you want atmosphere.


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This title might seem odd, since the word cyberpunk didn't yet exist as a label for a genre when this film was made, but, for me, Alphaville is a cyberpunk film.


Looks like an very early example like Metropolis.


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It's a weird and subtle movie. French new wave made in the 60s. Secret agent Lemmy Caution is a glow in the dark who crosses interstellar space in a Ford Galaxy to make contact with an asset and run some game on a supercomputer named Alpha60, which was built by an enigmatic Dr. Von Braun. Words are disappearing from the dictionary and Alpha60 has a strange hold upon people like a borg hive mind matrix scenario.


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Most everyone is like an NPC. Sexy swimming pool suicide rituals. Dr. Von Braun's daughter is a qt spooky emo gril. There are all these tight camera shots of retro modern electronics and architecture to fake the implied interdimensional future aesthetic. Big show down with the AI in a reel to reel magnetic tape mainframe computer data center. Poetry causes a buffer overflow in Alpha60 AI autism and saves the day.


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idk if i can define it actually cyberpunk, but in my opinion videodrome of David Cronenberg is cyberpunk and a masterpiece


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Long live the new flesh! I think it's fair to say that a lot of Cronenberg movies fit the cyberpunk aesthetic. eXistenZ is another one his movies that comes to mind. It puts forth a real mind fuck of a scenario, playing with the idea of not knowing if you actually jacked out of a VR game or not. Like being stuck in dream loop where you keep thinking that you've woken up, but soon find yourself stuck in yet another dream. There's the scene where genetically engineered amphibians are being butchered and having their organs harvested for bio-computer components on a dirty assembly line in a rural setting. A game player getting a data jack by way of a backroom medical procedure at an auto repair shop. Maybe one of the first films where supporting actors had to portray literal NPCs and would get stuck in a loop if the game player didn't address their question properly to trigger the next event.


Max Headroom 20 minutes into the future


Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future


I think Cronenberg's genre confusion is over the fact he does biopunk. Biopunk, and in turn Cronen, have the same themes as cyberpunk, but instead of focusing on cyber parts they explore DNA modification and biology.


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upgrade (2018), i know that it sound weird because is pretty new but just watch it, ok?


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i think that 964 pinocchio is one of the quintessential japanese cyberpunk movies

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