# PART II: AKIRA COMPOSITION/CINEMATOGRAPHY/COLOR COMBINATIONS
Continuing with our epic series on AKIRA:
## 1. Flickering lights
Study the flickering lights (on and off) in AKIRA:
## 2. Blade runner
Blade Runner (and almost all dystopic film) probably got inspiration from AKIRA in one way or another:
Note how beautiful this urban landscape is. Great proportions and composition. Here are some of the major shapes I see:
## 3. The future and entertainment
Unfortunately in the future, we are all just distracted by mindless entertainment:
## 4. Layers and Depth
Great opening scene, note the layers and depth in this shot:
See the depth, and composition:
Everything is perfectly sectioned-off. Note the couple on the left, the man in the top-right, the man on the top-left, the red pillar dividing the frame, the green foilage (juxtaposed against the red pillar), and our protagonist in the center-top of the frame.
## 5. Detail shot
I love this next detail shot— shot from up looking down. Note the simplicity of the shot, the colors, the lights, and the details on just the hands:
The old-school jukebox of the future:
## 6. TRON
See the inspiration that AKIRA (and the cool bikes) get from TRON.
Note the light trails:
Scenes from the old-school tron:
Scenes from the new (2010) TRON:
Learning point: there is no ‘originality’ in any cinema, film, or art. There are always borrowed ideas. It is just a matter of re-interpretation. Or how you can remix it in a novel way.
The famous motorcycle from AKIRA:
Now take a look at a TRON BIKE and see how similar they look: