The future is warm, the future is orange

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The future is warm, the future is orange. Blade Runner 2049’s orange lighting mirrors the trend seen in Her and Ex Machina (bottom image) – future worlds that are not exclusively cold, clinical blue-lit laboratories, but warm, domestic, glowing settings. Both Harrison Ford’s Vegas living room and Jared Leto’s minimalist palace in Blade Runner are lit with extreme oranges and yellows, creating deep shadows- fear generated by the deep blackness the orange cannot warm.

These are sleepy, slow futures, less techy and aerodynamic than Sci Fi of the past – more considered, intimate, existential.

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