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Tutorial Paper Blade Runner By Trisha Farnan Ridley Scotts Blade Runner 19812 a film belonging to the genres of science and detective fiction and film noir simultaneously is set in Los Angeles in 2019 almost forty years ahead of when it was made It has been noted that Scotts Los Angeles is in fact more akin to something of a San Angeles crossed with New York it also seems quite reminiscent of a twisted reflection of Tokyo or one of the great Japanese cities One of the first things we notice about it is that it is full of something like toxic smog The film portrays an unhappy future of post-industrial capitalism The city is quite clearly post-apocalyptic swathed in perpetual night or during the day at least gloom There are a few exceptions to this such as when the Replicant Roy Batty dies as the white bird flies into the air we catch a miraculous glimpse of blue sky Also in the Hollywood version of the film the film ends with Deckard and Rachael travelling north to escape the toxic city They venture into the virtually untouched countryside of lush green hills and sparkling streams to the north This scene is missing from the Directors Cut There is an ironic element in Scotts almost caricatured portrayal of the concrete jungle even today there is great cynicism associated with and evoked by larger Western cities particularly in modern America Los Angeles in particular has been painted as the heart of corruption and yet somehow simultaneously seductive Scotts Los Angeles is the epitome of that modern clich Ridley Scotts vision in Blade Runner has been described as centring around a darkly eloquent nightmare From the very beginning we are immersed in the glass-walled canyons of the city and what we see is a landscape of technology We are not supposed to envy the inhabitants of this futuristic nightmare land whose
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