Blade Runner — Constructing a Future Noir

Blade Runner was the first film to take the thematic elements of classic film noir and integrate them into the science fiction genre. In this video essay, Michael takes a look how Ridley Scott applied familiar tropes from the past to his dystopian future, combining film noir and sci-fi to help express the complex morality at the heart of the film.



Harrison Ford


Film Noir

Ridley Scott

Blade Runner