BLADERUNNER Skyscapes
Opening of Film: Establishing Shot
After Leon kills Holden, shot of a skycraft flying amongst skyscrapers and electronic billboards
“ a new life awaits you in the off world colonies.  A chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure!...
Deckard flies to Tyrell
BLADERUNNER China Town
<ul><li>High angle shot of imposing dragon: Asian dominance </li></ul><ul><li>Rain </li></ul><ul><li>Camera pans across th...
“ No, four.  Two, two; FOUR”: stereotyping language barrier etc. (characterisation)
<ul><li>Characterisation : </li></ul><ul><li>close up on gnarly hands and nails </li></ul><ul><li>wrinkled skin – old work...
BLADERUNNER Murders & ‘Retirements’
<ul><li>Sudden </li></ul><ul><li>Shocking </li></ul><ul><li>Violent </li></ul><ul><li>Murder </li></ul><ul><li>Execution s...
<ul><li>Shocking, violent, GRAPHIC </li></ul><ul><li>Animalistic hunt: hunter vs. victim </li></ul><ul><li>Ruthless, execu...
<ul><li>Shocking, violent, GRAPHIC </li></ul><ul><li>“ wake up, time to die” </li></ul><ul><li>unexpected, sudden </li></ul>
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  • Screenshots from Bladerunner (Director's Cut: Scott, 1992) for analysis in our study of HSC Advanced English Module A elective: IN THE WILD
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Bladerunner Screenshot Analysis

  1. 1. BLADERUNNER Skyscapes
  2. 2. Opening of Film: Establishing Shot
  3. 3. After Leon kills Holden, shot of a skycraft flying amongst skyscrapers and electronic billboards
  4. 4. “ a new life awaits you in the off world colonies. A chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure!” <ul><li>Low angle shot </li></ul><ul><li>Obscured vision </li></ul><ul><li>Juxtaposition </li></ul>
  5. 5. Deckard flies to Tyrell
  6. 6. BLADERUNNER China Town
  7. 7. <ul><li>High angle shot of imposing dragon: Asian dominance </li></ul><ul><li>Rain </li></ul><ul><li>Camera pans across the scene </li></ul><ul><li>Rain pervades all </li></ul><ul><li>Busy, overcrowded street </li></ul><ul><li>Glum, bleak, grey </li></ul>
  8. 8. “ No, four. Two, two; FOUR”: stereotyping language barrier etc. (characterisation)
  9. 9. <ul><li>Characterisation : </li></ul><ul><li>close up on gnarly hands and nails </li></ul><ul><li>wrinkled skin – old worker </li></ul><ul><li>accent </li></ul><ul><li>disjointed English: </li></ul><ul><li>“ not fish; snakes scale” </li></ul><ul><li>Mise en scene </li></ul><ul><li>polluted </li></ul><ul><li>dimly lit </li></ul><ul><li>unnatural, fluorescent light </li></ul><ul><li>crowded </li></ul>
  10. 10. BLADERUNNER Murders & ‘Retirements’
  11. 11. <ul><li>Sudden </li></ul><ul><li>Shocking </li></ul><ul><li>Violent </li></ul><ul><li>Murder </li></ul><ul><li>Execution style </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Shocking, violent, GRAPHIC </li></ul><ul><li>Animalistic hunt: hunter vs. victim </li></ul><ul><li>Ruthless, execution style murder </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Shocking, violent, GRAPHIC </li></ul><ul><li>“ wake up, time to die” </li></ul><ul><li>unexpected, sudden </li></ul>
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