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The Ridley Scott film Blade Runner, begins with opening credits, these are plain, bold, white text on a black background. This along with quiet music and sudden beats of drums creates a very tense atmosphere and helps with suspense; there is a very mil...

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Blade Runner/Ridley Scott/1982/W.B "Mise en scene, in discussions of film, refers to the composition of the individual film, the relation of objects, people and masses; the interplay of light and dark; the pattern of colour; the camera's position and angle of view, as well as the movement within the frame". The complete film dictionary. The Ridley Scott film Blade Runner, begins with opening credits, these are plain, bold, white text on a black background. This along with quiet music and sudden beats of drums creates a very tense atmosphere and helps with suspense; there is a very military feel to this opening sequence. We are then given an update of events, this tells us the film is set in the future and that it is a time when technology has ...read more.

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The lighting is another prominent feature of Mise-en-scene used here, colours such as orange, red and black are very dominant, these along with what looks like smoke or steam help with the atmosphere and are a commonly found in sci-fi films. There is no sign of nature, no greens of trees or blue in the sky, this is perhaps to show that it is set in the future as this is what we may expect due to pollution and urban development. The only factor we can so far relate to our world is the rain, and lightning. These help to add to the atmosphere and gloominess of the film that helps to create the futuristic setting required. ...read more.

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The room is dull and smokey, looks almost like an institution. These factors are prominent forms of Mise-en-scene that create a futuristic atmosphere, the beeping noises of the computer in the room also add to this. There enters a man dressed in a suit along with one dressed in a gown. There is a very tense atmosphere between them and we are helped to feel this through the Mise-en-scene. An interview begins and the man being tested begins to get anxious, we are made to feel this through a drumming noise, as if it were the man's heartbeat, this increases in speed the tenser the situation becomes. The breaking point being an explosion, the interviewee blasts the interviewer with a gun; this helps us distinguish the genre of the film, as the gun is unlike those that we use. Euan MacNeilage Film Studies ...read more.

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