Day 37: 07/01/2020
Blade Runner 2049, Denis Villeneuve
A film like a meditative experience, almost felt like it had a zen rhythm to it. The music and rich wide shots support this. This slow motion is Denis Villeneuve’s style, like in Sicario (2015) or Arrival (2016) where slowing down time increases tension. However, I didn’t feel that this movie required that much tension. Also interests me how warm color palettes against grey, especially the contrast between orange and grey plays a big part in his films where the world created feels heavy due to the feel that you can’t escape it, almost like you are trapped in those hue and boldness of those colors. He also uses lots of silhouttes and dimly lit characters, which shows the darker, shadowy side of us humans. Color communication is a big part of his directing style and Roger Deakins is the ultimate human who makes it come true.
Some in-depth analysis to Villenevue’s style: https://www.studiobinder.com/blog/denis-villeneuve-movies/