Symbolism in Blade Runner 2049 | Finding the Pattern of Reality

In this video essay, Jonathan Pageau examines the symbolism in the exhausted world of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner: 2049. Images revealing a disjunct between masculine and feminine, heaven and earth, thought and body, meaning, and fact recur throughout the film, and the search for a possible union between these disparate visual elements is the driving force of the movie.




Jonathan Pageau

Videos: 12

Case Studies: Symbolism in Films

Harrison Ford



Denis Villeneuve

Blade Runner 2049