Surrogates : Vol II
Graphic Novel excerpt
Film Script (draft) excerpt
MILLER and ADAMS, another goon, now join them.
GREER : Strickland was carrying a weapon. If it isn't recovered there could be serious consequences - for all of you.
MILLER : You some kind of cop. Where's your puppet?
GREER : Needs repairs.
MILLER : You armed?
Greer shakes his head, raises his arms.
GREER : You can frisk me if you want.
MILLER : No, that's okay.
With that, he throws a SUCKER PUNCH to the gut. Greer doubles over. He seems amazed at the sensation, the pain. But he recovers, throws a wild punch at Miller and misses by a foot. Adams cracks Greer across the back of the head. Greer falls to the ground. Bud kicks him once. Greer chokes and groans in pain.
MILLER : Hurts doesn't it.
GREER : It's a bitch being real.
What does this section of the graphic novel tell us about the idea of feeling 'alive' and what part risk has to play in that feeling?
How does the above statement from the masked man apply to our studies of the digital world?