Ridley Scott Blog A Thon- Sept 20-24,2010
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.
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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 email@example.com. Or if you are have already written about any Scott movie on your blog, feel free to send me the link.