Ridley Scot has made numerous movies. His most famous ones Alien and Blade Runner. When looking at the Alien and Blade Runner movies it is significant to see the connection between the movies: Alien: Covenant, Blade Runner, and Blade Runner 2049. All 3 movies share 2 common tropes.

The first trope is an eye. All 3 movies start with an opening shot of an eye. In both Blade Runner movies the eyes are an important part. The Blade Runners use test that scan people’s eyes to see if they’re human or a replicant. Roy Batty goes to an eyes shop where he plays with the eyes. He kills Tyrell by gauging into his eyes. In his Tears in the Rain speech, he talks about what he has seen. Then in Blade Runner 2049, Wallace is blind, which is a big part of his character.  For the Blade Runner movies, it can be shown that the eyes represent a part of humanity just like it’s used to reveal if someone is a human or not during the tests.

For Alien Covenant, although there is just a brief focus on the eye in the beginning, it can be used as a theme for humanity as well. This is the case especially since the eye shown in the beginning was that of the robot David, who although is a robot has shown human behaviors just like the replicants in Blade Runner.

The 2nd trope in all 3 movies is the kiss of death. In many movies featuring the mob, a kiss can be a sign of that death is to come such as in Godfather 2 and True Romance. In Blade Runner, Roy Batty kisses Tyrell right before he kisses him. In Blade Runner 2049, Luv kisses K right after she stops him which causing him to later succumb to his wounds.

Although small devices used in Ridley Scott’s movies, it is a nice thing to see the connection used in them.

4 thoughts on “Ridley Scott Sci-Fi Tropes

  1. Excellent observations. It sounds like you should be creating films yourself. Ridley Scott is one of my favorite directors/producers in Hollywood. You can probably guess who else is on my list just as well as I can guess the same for you. I really enjoy your writings. Keep posting.

    1. Thank you for your post, I am glad you liked it Kadmiel! Yeah I like Ridley Scott movies such as his scifi ones but also his other ones such as Gladiator and Black Hawk Down. And it’s funny when you mentioned creating films myself because I do write screenplays which I submit to film festivals. So once again thank you for the comment!

      1. Hey, listen. I write screenplays as well. I would like to collaborate with you if you’re interested. I wrote a sci-fi script a while ago. Anyway, I’m here in Oakland,Ca if you’re ever up to it. I believe you already have my contact information. Hope to hear from you soon!

        1. Hi Kad’miel thank you for reaching out to me I appreciate it! I first off want to say I am happy to know that you checked out my website, I hope you enjoyed it. It’s good that you do screenplays. I’ve checked out your website, and I think it’s fascinating especially after reading like the about page, and seeing your goals. That’s a wonderful goal and purpose. Now onto the collaboration unfortunately, I am very occupied at the time as you can imagine from work, school, going to the gym, writing screenplays, but also managing the content on my website, and now I am making music, so I’m pretty stacked lol. Nevertheless I do appreciate you considering me for collaboration, it really means something when another person looks out for something to me. However I do not want you to leave this message empty handed so allow me to provide some information for you as best way as I can. Now I don’t know the relevance this is to you, but I hope at least something can help especially from one member of the Bay Area to another one.

          You said you write screenplays. Well did you know you can submit them on filmfreeway.com

          Specific film festivals and competitions that are very good to where if you win you win money and set up connections are as the follow, their deadlines are approaching soon, but check them out:

          https://pageawards.com/ (May 15th is final deadline)

          http://www.oscars.org/nicholl/about (May 1st is final deadline)

          http://www.scriptapalooza.com/home.php (April 30th is final deadline)

          There are more out there like sundance, slamdance, screencraft, etc.

          I hope even though I had to turn down your offer, I hope I was still able to be of some use. If you have any more questions or just want to contact me, go right ahead. Thank you again for contacting me and good luck!

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