Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott

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Ridley Scott cut his cinematic teeth directing advertisements for TV - his most famous are the 'Hovis' adverts - quickly creating a distinctive visual style which he developed in his first full length movie The Duelists in 1977. In was two years later in 1979 that Scott made the big time with the stunning sci-fi realisation Alien which created a whole genre of sci-fi movies. There followed a whole list of successful and characteristically idiosyncratic movies from Blade Runner to Thelma and Louise. Paul Sammon has known Ridley Scott for many years and has interviewed him extensively especially for this book producing a fascinating behind the scenes account of how Ridley Scott really makes movies. In the Close-Up series: Published in November 1997: MARTIN SCORSESE by Andrew Dougan and OLIVER STONE by Chris Salewicz Published in April 1998: FRANCIS COPPOLA by Ronald Bergan Published in July 1998STEVEN SPIELBERG by George Perry Published in Oct 1998: GEORGE LUCAS by Chris Salewicz
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Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 140 x 192 x 20mm | 358.34g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 15 b&w and 15 colour
  • 0752812157
  • 9780752812151

About Paul M. Sammon

Paul M. Sammon has written for The Los Angeles Times, The American Cinematographer, Cahiers Du Cinema and Cinifantastique. His fiction has appeared in many collections and he is editor of the best selling American Splatterpunks series. As a film maker Paul M. Sammon has produced, edited and directed dozens of documentaries on films such as Platoon, Dune and Robocop. He is the author of Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner and his latest book is about the making of the movie Starship Trooper directed by Paul (Robocop) Verhoeven.
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