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Ridley Scott Blog A Thon- Sept 20-24,2010

August 10, 2010
Who is the  real Ridley  Scott?  Is  he  the  auteur  who  made  classics  like  Blade Runner, Thelma and Louise and Alien?  Or a  mere  visual  hack,  who  came up  with glossy  cop dramas  like  Someone to Watch over Me and  Black Rain?  Or a  studio hand, who  comes up  with  stuff like  Gladiator  which is  a more  gory  version of  Spartacus?
Problem  with  Ridley  Scott,  is  his  inconsistency  that can often be frustrating.  It  is  frustrating  to  watch  A Good  Year or  G.I.Jane,  and  then you  see  a Blade Runner,  it  is  in another league. His  Legend  was an excellent  attempt  at  fantasy,  but  never  got  the due it  deserved,  nor  his more  under rated The Duellists, an  excellent  period  piece.   What is for sure,  is  this  guy is a master of  visuals. Be it  the dystopian  futuristic city in Blade Runner,  the  graphics of  ancient  Rome in Gladiator, the stunning  battle  visuals  in  Black  Hawk  Down,  or  the claustrophobic  interiors of the space ship in  Alien,  his camera work is  just  awesome.
I am  planning  to  start  a  Blog  A Thon,  dedicated to the work  of  Ridley  Scott,  from  Sept  20-24,2010 on my  blog. The  objective of  this  is to  get a  clearer  picture  of   Scott’s  contribution to  movies.  Visual Hack, auteur  or  studio  hand, or  a  combination of  all  3.  That is  what i am  seeking.  What  i am looking  at  are  contributions  that  would  explore  some of  Scott’s  lesser known work,  The Duellists, Legend to boot. I am  already  planning  a couple on  Black  Rain  and White Squall,  two  movies of  his, i find  quite underrated.   
You  are  free to promote  the  Blog  A Thon at  your  website  with  the  following images.
I am seeking  contributions  from  movie lovers, who  love to write  and  discuss on Scott’s  movies. Interested persons  can send  in their  entries  to  Or  if  you  are  have  already  written  about  any  Scott  movie  on  your  blog,  feel  free to  send  me the link.
  1. I might write up something on the director's cut of Kingdom of Heaven.

  2. Sure Adam, and could you pass this information to any friends of yours too.– Ratnakar

  3. Ratnakar…I have never regarded Ridley Scott as an auteur, but, his films are visually impressive and stylish. Alien, Blade Runner (impressive in terms of production and imagination but flawed in terms of script), Black hawk Down are good movies. I favour James Cameron over Ridley Scott. "The Terminator" now that is some achievement. What people don't realise is it was a low budget film (in comparison to action movie budget). Yet the film had so much to offer especially if you compare with sequels. Similarly I have always preferred Aliens over Alien.

  4. What a great idea! I actually wrote a length, in-depth piece on LEGEND if you want to link up to for your blogathon. Check it out, here:'ve also posted a banner on my blog.

  5. I am not a regular follower of your blog but I like your reviews and collection of trailers that you shown on the post.So I am gonna keep checking your forums

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