Thursday, 6 January 2011


Blade Runner is a 1984 film, Directed by Ridley Scott. However, the film is shot as though it is in 2019. Rick Deckard is a Blade Runner, a police man who hunts and terminates artificially created humans with limited life spans; known to them as replicants. He doesn't want to be in the force, but is forced to remain when some replicants hijack a ship back to earth to seek their creators to find out how to live longer than the short period of four years. Deckard searchs through a huge and smoky oriental city, which feel also very claustrophobic. Though this film is very much science fiction fantasy, it brings us these brilliant scenes which just scream noir film all over. Settings often consist of raining in the lonely streets at night, or in the shadows. Not only that, the main character is the classic anti-hero; a lone man who falls for the Femme Fetale, Rachael. He also drinks more than he should showing to us that he is not the stereotypical hero or role model.
A typical Noir lighting effect is the venetian blind; Blade Runner manages to use this when Deckard and Racheal share a kiss in front of it. Scott did very well in this movie to put Noir into the future and combine it with science fiction and fantasy. Overall, Blade Runner is a neo-noir worth the watch.

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