A chosen scene from the film “Blade Runner”
The final scene on the roof – TEARS IN THE RAIN
Hunting for androids – Rick Deckard called the Blade Runner must run away after the unfortunate fight with Roy Batty – the android. They are getting on the roof of the one of the tower blocks. The escaping Blade Runner jumps over on the roof of neighbouring building, but finally he catches the sharp edge of the building construction. He is hanging on the brink of disaster and he can’t go up. An android standing with a white dove is watching the Blade Runner as he is struggling for existence. After a while Roy is jumping over on the roof of this building and approaching Rick. The android with the satisfaction and a smile on his face is observing his hunter how he is moving convulsively. Roy is uttering a significant sentence “Quite an experience to live in fear, isn’t it? That’s what it is, to be a slave.” It seems undeniable that the central theme of this sequence is death or, more precisely, the threat of death. Roy manipulates the situation in such a way that Deckard comes to feel that every moment may be his last, and Deckard’s response to this is to flee from the threat.
In consequence, the Blade Runner is losing his strength and his palms are starting to slip off the edges of the block. The film frame introduces the viewer to the deep abyss focusing on the height and Dekard’s silhouette gravitating down. The frame is wide in the central part of Deckard’s figure. As Deckard’s hands are losing adherence to the beam, at the last moment Roy is catching him with a firm grasp and pulling him up. In this case the frame is getting sharper directed towards the face of the android.The importance of these scenes is emphasized by single shots showing f.e. only hands’ grasp, the android’s hand pierced with a nail or just natural emotions as astonishment, fright or empathy appearing on protagonists’ faces. After a while suprisingly Roy is sitting down on the roof opposite Rick...