3. Chalcopyrite with Quartz
4. Spessartine on Smoky Quartz
5. Fluorite stalactite
8. Rainbow Aura Quartz
10.. Burmese Tourmaline 8.15 ct
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How ‘Prometheus’ uses ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ to explore one paranoid android’s uncertainty
As he watches over a crew of homo sapiens tucked away in a stasis dream state, David occupies himself with dyeing and teasing his android hair to emulate T.E. Lawrence, as depicted by Peter O’Toole. This starts what potentially could be a thickly layered theme familiar from when Ridley Scott gave us Rachel (Sean Young) in “Blade Runner”: exploring artificial intelligence and how it desires to be human, or beyond human, essentially an android’s identity crisis.
What’s that got to do with “Lawrence of Arabia”? Much of David Lean’s biopic about T.E. Lawrence deals with the young British officer’s identity crisis in the desert. Lawrence develops a conflict of allegiance with the Brits as he becomes entwined with the warring desert tribes of Arabia.
It’s obvious, without spoilers, that David in “Prometheus” is being set up for an identity crisis. His allegiance to humans is compromised when faced with the curiosity about other life forms. (x)
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