· Climate – a nuclear winter poisoned by fall-out- dark, dank, with constant acid rain
· City full of human misery – crowded, rubbish strewn, homeless, yet
· Sebastian’s flat, the Bradbury is mostly unoccupied. Citizens appear desperate.
· Advertising – multicultural ubiquitous for off world colonies.
· Police thugs have supremacy.
· Music: Establishment scene is threatening, haunting, mechanical, synthesized, soundtrack not released until 1994.
· Lighting often dark, subtle, low key, yet some interplay
· Camera angles: varies from low to high for effect. Roy shot towering over Deckard to indicate his supremacy. Slow and fast shots.
· The eye, the window to the soul – barometer of emotions and truthfulness. Organ of vision and perception. Roy to Chew.
“What I have seen with your eyes”
· Tyrell’s glasses – faulty vision?
· The owl - artificial, symbol of wisdom, (fake= false wisdom) all seeing, yet it turns a blind eye to Roy murdering Tyrrell.
· White robe and white candles as a sanctuary in Tyrell’s bedroom.
· Snakes – serpents “that once corrupted man” in the Garden of Eden
· 100 baby spiders ate their mother. Rachael’s implanted memories.
· The nail in Roy’s hand – a Christ figure.
· The white dove set by a blue sky: a symbol of hope – peace.
· Photographs – sepia – preserving memory; evidence of a past. Also the piano and nostalgic music.
· Origami Unicorns – ambiguous (sexuality/purity) a portent of doom or idealised primitivism by Gaff?
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