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In its years of following its unprofitable initial release, a groundswell of interest earned Blade Runner the distinction as being one of the best science fiction movies. The story, adapted from Philip K.Dick's do androids dream of electric sheep?, remains the same. It's set in Los Angles, 2019, where genetically engineered human known as replicants have been created as slave labor for the planet colonies. But these replicants have been causing revolts and are now forbidden on earth. Blade Runner is a strangely compelling and humanistic detective story, with futuristic sets design, amazing cast of actors, and phenomenal special effects which all help this movie to be consider a classic. Ridley Scott's, famous British Director, used all these elements to make a film noir, science fiction movie which makes the viewers ask themselves questions like what is humanity?
Firstly, the design in Blade Runner is rich and artistically done throughout the film, and it speaks for it's era since everyone thought of the future the same way it is shown in the movie and this is one of the classic qualities of the classical film. The design in Blade Runner shows Los Angles in 2019 and uses many props which help complete the look of its set. According to Desson Howe "the incredible, futuristic sets designed by Lawrence G. Paull is phenomenon," (Howe par.7) and this can be proven by looking at the grand skyscrapers and buildings that arise from the dark. It's just like what viewer would think the world will be in 2019, dirty streets full of people, smog everywhere, hover cars hovering through the sky and the weather is always raining. Also hair and make-up was used a lot in this film mostly to portray the characters. Pris the women replicant in the film before trying to seduce Sebastian, the lonely scientist,and asking to tell her the location of her creator, she sprays her eyes black and that makes her look like a ra…


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