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Early in the 21st century, the Tyrell Corporation, advanced robot evolution into the nexus phase - a being virtually identical to a human - known as a replicant. These replicants had superior strength and quality, they were used off-world as slave labo...

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Early in the 21st century, the Tyrell Corporation, advanced robot evolution into the nexus phase - a being virtually identical to a human - known as a replicant. These replicants had superior strength and quality, they were used off-world as slave labour in a colonization of other planets. However they still only have a four year life span and have no feelings and emotions. They were treated almost like robots and "coffee making machines, as they were slaves." After a bloody mutiny in an off world colony, Replicants were declared illegal on earth, under the penalty of death. Special police squads known as Blade Runner Units had the job to kill any trespassing replicants. Rick Deckard (played by Harrison Ford), ex-cop, ex-Blade Runner, and ex-killer, is forced by the police boss to return to his former profession of Replicant Hunter (Blade Runner.) He is assigned to eliminate four Replicants who fled the slavery of the colonies and came to Earth. Before starting the job Deckard visits the Tyrell Corporation where he meets Rachel, a "Replicant" girl created as an experiment, with whom he falls in love with. After some investigations, he is able to discover the first of the four Replicants, Zhora. ...read more.

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There are also cigarette adverts and mobile adverts. This almost makes all the people feel alienated from the area. These buildings create an obvious alienating atmosphere and the graphical, modern adverts create a futuristic composition. The street level/ground level is quite similar but also different to the high level. It is a busy area filled and crowded with people. There is a lot of artificial light from shops, flickering televisions and advertisements. The place looks unclean, reeking, run down, horrible and garbage filled environment. There is constant garbage everywhere and people can always be seen walking around it. Throughout the film, the audience would be able to hear various different languages such as English, Japanese and German. There is a whole place filled with Chinese people, just like China Town, this is because of all the Chinese migrant workers and factories like Chew's laboratory. It is a rather good example of how the world could be compared to how it is now. In addition to this there is a lot of holy priests walking around (this has not changed much.) This shows how cultural the world has become in Blade Runner terms. I have also noticed the speech of little children, siren and shots which is repeated many times in the film; the director has probably added these things to tell the audience that there have been a lot of technical robots and races created. ...read more.

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Voiceovers are non-diagetic sounds, as well as the continuous soundtrack which is performed by the large Greek composer, Van Gelis. The soundtrack is a slow beat, it is the kind of beat that stay in the viewers mind for a long time, there are also bits of Arabic music in the film which together creates a supernatural atmosphere. The diagetic sound comes from rain falling, smoke going off, adverts and the little voices always taking place. The most diagetic sound comes from the overlapping all the cultural languages from the different nationalities, it can be heard most in the whole film. In the concluding contemplation of the whole use of Misen Sc�ne to create an effective atmosphere in Blade Runner, I would say, observing the use of streets, buildings, costumes, sounds and lighting are successful in creating an overall effective atmosphere in the story of Blade Runner. Ridley Scott has added and removed the correct sets of the film, although the lighting could be slightly improved there is still an effective use of Misen Sc�ne throughout Blade Runner. The atmosphere created is of a mystical kind, making people want to view on into the fantasy world of a Deckard or any other Blade Runner! How does Ridley Scott use Misen Sc�ne to create an effective atmosphere in Blade Runner? Mitesh Chavda 10.01 ...read more.

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