Ridley Scott Blog A Thon- Sept 20-24,2010: A Reminder
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.
As i had earlier noted, the Ridley Scott Blog A Thon will be starting from Sept 20-24 onwards. I have already received some entries for this, and am hoping to see more.
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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.