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Sir Ridley Scott (born 30 November 1937) is an English film director and producer. He has directed the science fiction horror film Alien (1979), the neo-noir dystopian film Blade Runner (1982), the road adventure film Thelma & Louise (1991), the historical drama film Gladiator (2000), the war film Black Hawk Down (2001), and the science fiction film The Martian (2015).
Apr 09, 2017 · Sir Ridley Scott (born 30 November 1937) is an English filmmaker. Following his commercial breakthrough in 1979 with the science fiction horror film Alien, further works include the neo-noir dystopian film Blade Runner, the road adventure film Thelma & Louise, the historical drama Gladiator (which won the Academy Award for Best Picture) and the science fiction film The Martian.
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Scott Free Productions is a British independent film and television production company founded in 1970 by filmmakers and brothers Ridley Scott and Tony Scott.They formed the feature film development company Percy Main Productions in 1980, naming the company after the English village Percy Main, where their father grew up.
Tristan and Isolde
In the mid-1970s, before the beginning of the filming of The Duellists, Scott pitched the idea of a film adaptation of medieval romantic legend of Tristan and Iseult, and he planned to release this film as his second movie. However, the project never materialised at the time, and Scott pitched the idea of Legend during the filming of The Duellists as a replacement of this project. The film, Tristan & Isolde, was finally released in 2006 with Kevin Reynoldsas the director and with Scott as the...
Around 1981, Scott was hired to direct a film adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel Dune. However, Scott was finally replaced by David Lynch, and the filmwas released in 1984.
In the late 1980s, Scott wanted to direct Jim Uhls' sci-fi action thriller The Train for Carolco. However, Scott left the project to direct Thelma and Louise and Joel Silver bought the rights and rewritten by Steven E. de Souza and retitled the project as Isobar and The ISOBAR Run. However, it was cancelled due to Carolco's bankruptcy.
Crisis in the Hot Zone film
In February 1994, Scott signed a deal with 20th Century Fox to direct a film adaptation of Richard Preston's article Crisis in the Hot Zone. In late April 1994, Robert Redford and Jodie Foster were in talks for star in the film. However, the project was finally shut down due to many production problems and Foster's departure from it. It was subsequently revived and in 2019, Scott and Lynda Obst developed the National Geographic miniseries.
I Am Legend
On July 2, 1997, Variety reported that Scott had signed a contract with Warner Bros. to direct the third film adaptation of Richard Matheson's novel I Am Legend. Arnold Schwarzenegger was attached to portray Dr. Robert Neville and Mark Protosevich was attached to write the film, but the project was finally cancelled due to budgetary concerns on March 16, 1998. It was subsequently revived and in 2007 the film was released with Francis Lawrence as director and with Will Smithin the lead role.
In an interview on January 23, 2002, Scott expressed his desire to make a fifth installment in the Alien franchise. He stated that the fifth film would explain the Aliens' origins and where they were discovered. James Cameron was attached to return as writer and producer. However, the project was finally shelved by 20th Century Fox since they thought that they would ruin the franchise with a fifth film and due to the production of the spin-off Prometheus, and Alien vs. Predator was released i...
On 7 March 2002, Scott was set to direct and produce the historical epic Tripoli with William Monahan writing the script about William Eaton’s march during the First Barbary War. The project was shelved so Scott could direct Kingdom of Heaven.
On 12 June 2003, Ridley Scott was due to produce the adaptation of Deborah Scroggins' novel Emma's War, about aid-worker Emma McCune, with his brother Tony Scott directing, Steven Knight writing the script, and Nicole Kidman set to play McCune. On 16 April 2005, McCune's brother, Johnny, told Kidman to abandon the project because inaccuracies in Scroggins' novel.The film was still in development at the time of Tony Scott's death in 2012; its fate remains unclear who will replace him.
Town House film
On 26 January 2010, Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free banner will produce the adaptation of Tish Cohen's novel Town House with John Carney set to direct from a Doug Wright script with Zach Galifianakis and Amy Adams as the leads. However, plans fell in development hell.
Peony in Love film
On 22 February 2010, Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free banner will produce the adaptation of Lisa See’s novel Peony in Love with Erin Cressida Wilson writing the script for 20th Century Fox. However, plans fell in development hell and its fate is unknown after the Acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disneywas completed.
Robin Hood 2
On April 4, 2010, Scott revealed his hopes of making a sequel to Robin Hood and more films after that. On May 13, 2010, Russell Crowe expressed his desire to reprise his role as Robin Longstride/Robin Hood. However, plans for the sequel fell in development hell.
Sir Ridley Scott was born Ridley Scott on November 30, 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England. He is a English director and producer. Known for his obession for great detail and his visual styles. His brother - Tony Scott is a acclaimed director. His son's Jake and Luke Scott are both acclaimed commercial directors aswell as Jordan Scott, his daughter. He is sometimes considered the ...
Ridley Scott, Producer: The Martian. Described by film producer Michael Deeley as "the very best eye in the business", director Ridley Scott was born on November 30, 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then County Durham). His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him throughout the United Kingdom and Europe before they ...
The Last Duel. (2021 film) The Last Duel is an upcoming British-American historical drama directed by Ridley Scott. Based on the book The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France by Eric Jager, the screenplay is written by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Nicole Holofcener. Damon stars in the lead role opposite Adam Driver and ...
Ridley și Tony dețin din anul 1970 firma producătoare de filme de reclame „Ridley Scott Associates” (RSA) care se numise anterior „Scott Free Production” (între 1955 și 1970). Ridley Scott a fost înnobilat în anul 2003 de către regina Angliei pentru meritele sale cu titlul de " cavaler ".
- Film Score
The following synopsis is based on an early 113-minute version later released on DVD as the "director's cut". The story is set "once, long ago" in a world of unicorns, fairies, goblins, and demons. Hidden in a dark lair, the antagonist, the Lord of Darkness (Tim Curry) instructs his goblin servant Blix (Alice Playten) to locate the two unicorns that roam in the nearby forest and remove their horns. If the unicorns die and their horns are removed, the Lord of Darkness can ensure that dawn never again breaks, and sunshine never returns. In the forest, Jack (Tom Cruise), a young hermit, meets with his love, Princess Lily (Mia Sara). As one of few forest dwellers allowed to locate the unicorns, Jack takes Lily to see the creatures, while followed by Blix and her two cohorts Pox and Blunder. The unicorns appear, and Lily ignores Jack's pleas not to touch them. As Lily approaches the unicorns, the goblins attack with a poisoned blowpipe dart, hitting the stallion. The unicorns bolt, with...
The film was written by William Hjortsberg and produced by Arnon Milchan, but the behind-the-scenes story of the making of the film is in itself a legend. The film was shot at Pinewood Studios using the 007 Stage, named after, and used for many James Bond films. Part-way through the filming the stage burned completely to the ground forcing the producers to finish the film on hastily completed sets. The film then failed in test screenings: test audiences complained about Jerry Goldsmith's score and of how teenage audiences might accept the film. The film was first released in Europe, cut down to 94 minutes. Both Universal and Scott decided to cut the film drastically for American release, from nearly two hours in length to 89 minutes. They also replaced Goldsmith's score with music by Tangerine Dream, Yes leader Jon Anderson, and Bryan Ferry. Scott allowed Goldsmith's score, which he thought was "good", to remain on European prints. Also, an alternate ending (as eventually used in th...
Songs in the film
The following songs were seen in the European and Director's Cuts, with lyrics composed by John Bettis (composer of many Carpenters songs) and music by Jerry Goldsmith: 1. "My True Love's Eyes" (the main theme, sung mostly by Lily. Mia Sara provided some of the singing, while session singers provided vocals wherever Sara was unable to perform). 2. "Living River" (the first reprise of "My True Love's Eyes", sung as Lily calls to the unicorn). 3. "Bumps And Hollows" (sung by Lily after her forb...
Due to the changes in the film from its European and American releases, Legend has two different soundtracks. The first, produced and composed by Jerry Goldsmith, was used for its initial European release and restored in the director's cut edition of the Region 1 DVD release. The second soundtrack features music by German electronic artists Tangerine Dream and was used for the initial theatrical and home video releases in the United States. This soundtrack also includes songs by Jon Anderson of Yes and Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music. Both soundtracks are available on CD, though the Tangerine Dream soundtrack has become harder to find. A promotional music video (presumably for the U.S. market, where the Tangerine Dream soundtrack was used) was created for the Bryan Ferry song "Is Your Love Strong Enough". The video, which incorporates Ferry and guitarist David Gilmour into footage from the film, is included as a bonus on disc 2 of the 2002 "Ultimate Edition" DVD release.
When Universal released the home version, the running time was extended at 94 minutes. Though the score of the film was not Jerry Goldsmith and still retained Tangerine Dream's musical score.
In 2002, Universal released a 113-minute "director's cut" on DVD restoring previously cut scenes, and the original Goldsmith Score. In creating the director's cut edition, producer Charles de Lauzirika turned to Legend fan and unofficial historian Sean Murphy, who runs the Legend FAQ and Terry Rawlings, the editor of Legend, for help in finding the footage for the Ultimate DVD creation.
Ridley Scott admits that comments made by some pot-smoking attendees at a screening got the director second-guessing himself, and influenced him to cut the film from 150 minutes to 98. Suggesting that there is atleast a 150 minute version of the film itself though such cut has never been released to the public.