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Fencers: The Duellists

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Ridley Scott sets out to make his first feature film. First selected is the 1605 Gunpowder Plot, for which he collaborated on a screenplay, but he couldn’t get funding. Then he was interested on a ... More


Mother’s Milk: The Early Life of Ridley Scott

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents Ridley Scott’s early life. There is background on his mother, Elizabeth, his father, Francis Percy Scott, and his two brothers, Frank and Tony. The chapter examines the impact ... More


Electric Ladyland: Blade Runner

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
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September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In February 1980, Ridley Scott signed on to direct a film based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? During development of the project the film became Blade Runner, a highly ... More


The Professional: From the BBC to Television Commercials

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

After Ridley Scott graduates from the Royal College of Art, he is awarded a year-long traveling scholarship from Schweppes, the beverage company, and in New York works with legendary documentary ... More


Alienation: Alien

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Ridley Scott decides to adapt Tristan and Isolde for his next film, with producer David Puttnam on board and a completed screenplay. In 1977 it is placed in development at Paramount. Scott sees Star ... More


Epilogue

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
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September 2019
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9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0028
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This element is a wrap-up of who Ridley Scott is as a man and filmmaker. The epilogue discusses Scott’s process of gathering material for future projects, what constitutes a Ridley Scott film, and ... More


Ridley Scott: A Biography

Vincent LoBrutto

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This, the first biography of film director Ridley Scott, investigates the life and moving-image work of a major cinema artist. Ridley Scott is a supreme visualist who applies artistry to telling ... More


Introduction

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
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September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction describes the details of a typical day in Ridley Scott’s life, from the business responsibilities he conducts in the early morning to his return from a film shoot in the evening, ... More


Revisionist Robin: Robin Hood

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
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September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Although there have been many films featuring the legendary Robin Hood, Ridley Scott and the man who would play Robin in the director’s unique take on the story, Russell Crowe, had a dim view of the ... More


At Law: The Counselor

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
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September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Ridley Scott was an ardent admirer of noted author Cormac McCarthy. He had earlier come close to adapting one of McCarthy’s novels, Blood Meridian, but in the end found it difficult to translate to ... More


Adventures Not in Paradise: White Squall

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
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September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

White Squall is based on the book The Last Voyage of the Albatross, co-written by Chuck Gieg, who was a survivor of a prep school ship that sank during treacherous weather on the high seas. The ... More


Brother and Brother: Boy and Bicycle

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
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September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Scott’s continued study at the Royal College of Art. Scott visits specialized movie theaters and is exposed to world cinema, including the films of Ingmar Bergman, and Japanese, ... More


Noir One/Noir Two: Someone to Watch over Me and Black Rain

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
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September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
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Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Two neo-noir films are covered here, Someone to Watch over Me and Black Rain. The former concerns class distinctions and their effect on a marriage. The latter is about two New York police officers ... More


Male Feminist: Thelma & Louise

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
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September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Thelma & Louise is a landmark feminist film that became an iconic symbol of women who take control of their own lives. The picture, Callie Khouri’s first screenplay, won an Academy Award. The two ... More


Red: The Martian

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
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September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0025
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Ridley Scott was not the first director slated for The Martian, but when the star Matt Damon requested him Scott once again took on the science fiction genre. The story is a take on the classic ... More


Son of Prometheus: Alien: Covenant

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

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2019
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September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0026
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Scott became enthused about continuing the Alien films and began planning several. For his next feature film project, he decided on the film that became Alien: Covenant, returning to presenting the ... More


Ridley Scott’s Spartacus: Gladiator

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
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September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Ridley Scott ventured into what was once known as the “sand and sandals” genre with a film inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus. This film marked the first of many performances by Russell Crowe in ... More


Prequel?: Prometheus

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
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September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

After many years had gone by since he directed Alien, and sequels had been released by other film directors, Ridley Scott decided he would finally revisit the original movie in the franchise. ... More


Sir Ridley Scott and the Rebirth of the Historical Epic

Jeffrey Richards

in The Return of the Epic Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748684021
eISBN:
9780748697069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684021.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The scriptwriter of Gladiator David Franzoni said: “The movie is about us. It is not about Ancient Rome, it’s about America”. The same might be said of Kingdom of Heaven and Robin Hood. In all three ... More


Not G.I. Joe: G.I. Jane

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

G.I. Jane is another feminist film from Ridley Scott, this time with a strong and detailed performance from Demi Moore, who brought the project to the director. In the film a woman in the military is ... More


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