Directors use various techniques to create a compelling and memorable motion picture film for the audience. In 1982`s Blade Runner, Ridley Scott portrays various themes of mortality, memory and identity through various film techniques such as editing, cinematography, and mise-en-scène.
The theme of morality can be shown throughout the film by the director’s use of editing, cinematography and mise-en-scène. The moral aspect here is creating these replicas in order to be sent off to another world and become slaves for humans with a limited time of four years before they are ‘retired’. In the beginning of the film, Scott uses an extreme close up of Roy’s hand balling up into a fist. This is used to show the replica’s constraint time and freedom. The surrounding is also very dark; darkness signifies anger, grief and death. The only thing in this scene is Roy’s hand, however upon closer inspection, one can see that Roy’s fingernail are black and dirty, signifying the hard labour that the replicas must endure while also raising the moral question of why are these replicas discriminated against and being used as slaves? In addition, Although she didn`t do anything morally wrong, she still got killed because she was a replica.
Overpopulated and dirty. Although roy is the slave, with the low and high camera angles at the roof scene, he is seen as the more powerful and dominant person
The theme of memory is portrayed through the director’s use of editing, cinematography and mise-en-scène. Scott uses cinematography to show memories by using black and white and sepia colours for all of the photographs in the film. The mise-en-scène to show real or artificial memories is the photographs, and also the piano in the scene where Rachel is playing the piano; here she wonders if she actually took piano lessons when she was younger or if all of her memories were just implanted by Tyrell`s Corporation. The director also uses close-up shots of Rachel`s hands as she is playing the piano and her face, this gives us a sense that she is...