Ridley Scott

  • Ridley Scott – Legend [Director’s Cut] (1985)

    1981-1990CultFantasyRidley ScottUSA

    After changing the face of science fiction cinema forever with Alien and Blade Runner, director Ridley Scott turned his visionary eye to the fantasy genre, teaming with writer William Hjortsberg (Angel Heart) to create a breathtaking cinematic fairytale with one of the screen’s most astonishingly rendered depictions of Evil.Read More »

  • Ridley Scott – Blade Runner [The Final Cut] (2007)

    2001-2010ClassicsRidley ScottSci-FiUSA

    Los Angeles, year 2019. Cynical ex-cop Deckard (Harrison Ford) is a retired assassin of rogue androids (called “replicants”). His former boss, Bryant (M. Emmet Walsh), presses him into service: he is to kill a group of physically superior replicants that are on the loose after escaping from an “off-world” colony. Deckard visits the Tyrell Corporation, where he encounters mogul Eldon Tyrell (Joseph Turkel) and his assistant, Rachael (Sean Young). Tyrell informs Deckard that Rachael is a new breed of replicant–implanted with memories, she believes herself to be human. Bent on speaking to Tyrell in order to find out what their “termination dates” are, two of the replicants–Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) and Pris (Daryl Hannah)–insinuate themselves into the home of geneticist J.F. Sebastian (William Sanderson), who created the replicant design for Tyrell. In the meantime, two more of the replicants have been disposed of and Deckard has become romantically obsessed with Rachael.Read More »

  • William B. Parrill – Ridley Scott: A Critical Filmography (2011)

    2011-2020BooksUSAWilliam B. Parrill

    Ridley Scott: A Critical Filmography
    by William B. Parrill
    Paperback: 189 pages
    Publisher: McFarland & Company (July 15, 2011)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0786458666
    ISBN-13: 978-0786458660Read More »

  • Ridley Scott – Boy and Bicycle (1965)

    1961-1970Ridley ScottShort FilmUnited Kingdom

    Boy and Bicycle is the first film made by Ridley Scott. The black and white short was made on 16mm film while Scott was a photography student at the Royal College of Art in London in 1962.

    Although a very early work – Scott would not direct his first feature for another 15 years – the film is significant in that it features a number of visual elements that would be become motiffs of Scotts work. The film features the cooling towers of the Imperial Chemical Industries works at Billingham, foreshadowing images in Alien, Blade Runner and Black Rain. The central element of the Boy and the Bicycle is re-used in Scott’s advert for Hovis of the early 1970s. The film features Scott’s younger brother Tony Scott as the boy.Read More »

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