(Dir. Ridley Scott, 1982. Starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young)
FOR EDUCATIONAL USE ONLY
• The combined music and sound of this clip match the pervading transcultural cyberpunk aesthetic that Ridley Scott depicts so well with his images. The ambient music at the start of the clip subtly calls attention to the mystery that is slowly unraveling as Decker (Harrison Ford) learns more about renegade replicants (it’s also a tip of the hat to the original and excellent Vangelis soundtrack). The playful, gamelan-inspired music towards the end of the scene expresses the mix of amusement and intrigue that Decker experiences as he walks through the exotic bazaar. This theme also correlates to the Asiatic features that inform the film’s set and costume design.
• It was important to capture the dilapidation of the urban setting. Thus, as well as selecting appropriate environmental ambiance and other less present foley, I considered the smaller details on foreground sounds, such as the grittiness of the tone of the television used for tissue analysis, very carefully. These textural elements greatly enhance the believability of the scene.
• The content of the dialogue is an exact reproduction of the original with an attempt to remain as true as possible to the voice modulations, inflections and timbres of the actors. There was a minor overdub error in a single word of the original dialogue (1:13-1:14). I have attempted to mask it by placing the word slightly further down the timeline.