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Camille Babut du Mares  (736)
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Camille Babut du Mares

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Camille Babut du Mars is a Belgian violinist.

Biography

In her native Belgium, Camille was a finalist and prize-winner in several competitions for young musicians, including the Jeunes Solistes RTBF, the Jong Tenuto BRT, de Briot and Jeunes Musiciens 2002 competitions, and in 2009 she was a finalist at the Henry Koch competition. In the Netherlands, Camille was a prize-winner at the SONBU competition, as a member of a piano trio, and she also won the Public Prize at the prestigious Maastricht Music Award competition in 2006.

 

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She has given numerous solo concerts and recitals in Japan, Spain, Romania, France, Italy, the UK, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and of course in Belgium, where she has performed at venues including the Brussels Palais des Beaux-Arts and the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, and as a soloist with the Lige Symphony Orchestra and the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra.

Camille worked with other world famous violinists such as Itzhak Rashkovsky, Zakhar Bron, Boris Kuschnir, Pierre Amoyal, Raphal Oleg, Grard Poulet, Philippe Graffin, David Grimal, Renaud Capuon, Miriam Fried, Suzanne Gessner, Boris Belkin, Felix Andrievsky, Mikhail Kopelman, Liviu Prunaru, Yuri Zhislin, Leonid Kerbel and Roman Nodel.

In October 2011, Camille won a first prize at the Osaka International Music Competition in Japan.[1]

As a passionate chamber musician, Camille also performs in her new string quartet.

Studies

Camille Babut du Mars started her studies at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels only at thirteen (graduated in 2002), and she won First prize in Solfege (2001) and an Outstanding First Prize in violin (June 2002) in the class of Vronique Bogaerts. Camille continued her studies at the Koninklijke Conservatorium van Brussel, in the class of Yuzuko Horigome, and two years later she entered the class of world-acclaimed professor and soloist Boris Belkin at the Maastricht Conservatory, graduating with a Bachelor degree with Distinction. She then went on to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance from the Royal College of Music, where she studied with Yuri Zhislin. In 2012, Camille finished her studies at the Hochschule fr Musik und Tanz Kln, in the class of Michal Vaiman.

References

  1. ^ Osaka International Music Competition

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Edgar Wright (735).
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Edgar Wright

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Wright at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con

Born

Edgar Howard Wright
(1974-04-18) 18 April 1974 (age 40)
Poole, Dorset, England

Occupation

Film director, producer, screenwriter, actor

Years active

1994present

Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974) is an English film and television director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He is most known for his "Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy" consisting of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End, in collaboration with friends and recurrent collaborators Simon Pegg, Nira Park and Nick Frost. He also collaborated with them as the director of the television series Spaced.

 

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He also co-wrote, produced and directed the 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Along with his friend Joe Cornish and Steven Moffat, he co-wrote Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin. Wright and Cornish co-wrote the screenplay of upcoming superhero film Ant-Man, which Wright was intended to direct for a planned release in July 2015 before departing the project.

Early life

Wright was born in Poole, Dorset, but grew up predominantly in Wells, Somerset. Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, Wright directed many short films, first on a Super-8 camera which was a gift from a family member and later on a Video-8 camcorder won in a competition on the television programme Going Live. These films were mostly comedic pastiches of popular genres, such as the super hero-inspired Carbolic Soap and Dirty Harry tribute Dead Right (the latter of which was eventually featured on the DVD release of Hot Fuzz).

In 1992-1994 Wright attended the Bournemouth and Poole College of Art (now Arts University Bournemouth) and received an ND in Audio-Visual Design.[1]

Career

Early works (1994-1998)

Wright made his feature film debut in 1994 with a low budget, independent spoof western, A Fistful of Fingers, which was picked up for a limited theatrical release and broadcast on the British satellite TV channel Sky Movies.[2] Despite Wright's dissatisfaction with the finished product, it caught the attention of comedians Matt Lucas and David Walliams, who subsequently chose him as the director of their Paramount Comedy channel productions Mash and Peas and Sir Bernard's Stately Homes. During this time he also worked on BBC programmes such as Is It Bill Bailey? and Alexei Sayle's Merry-Go-Round. In an interview with journalist and author Robert K. Elder for The Film That Changed My Life, Wright attributes his edgy and comedic style to his love for An American Werewolf in London:

I've always been fascinated by horror films and genre films. And horror films harboured a fascination for me and always have been something I've wanted to watch and wanted to make. Equally, I'm very fascinated by comedy. I suppose the reason that this film changed my life is that very early on in my film-watching experiences, I saw a film that was so sophisticated in its tone and what it managed to achieve.[3]

Spaced (1998-2001)

In 1998 writer/actors Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson were in the early stages of developing their sitcom Spaced for Channel 4 and thought of asking Wright to direct having fondly remembered working with him on the 1996 Paramount comedy Asylum. Wright gave Spaced an unusual look for the sitcom genre, with dramatic camera angles and movement borrowed from the visual language of science fiction and horror films. Instead of shying away from these influences Wright makes an active effort to show his referencing, adding a 'Homage-O-Meter' to all of his releases, a device that displays each directorial nod he has made during shooting. In 2002, he made appearances as a scientist and a technician named Eddie Yorque during both series of Look Around You, a BBC programme created by a member of the Spaced cast, Peter Serafinowicz. He also made two brief appearances in Spaced, one in which he can be seen, along with other crew members on the series, lying asleep in Daisy Steiner's squat as she prepares to leave for her new house. The other is a brief appearance during the montage in the episode "Gone" where Daisy describes to Tim what she thinks would be a fun night out for the two. Edgar is sitting on the subway (with a beard) next to Tim and Daisy.

The Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy and Scott Pilgrim (2004-2013)

The critical success of Spaced paved the way for Wright and Pegg to move to the big screen with Shaun of the Dead, a zombie comedy which mixed a "Brit flick" romantic comedy style with homages to the horror classics of George A. Romero and Sam Raimi. The film was a great success both critically and financially, and its rooting in American genre cinema helped to make it a transatlantic hit.

The pair subsequently planned out a trilogy of British genre-comedies which were connected not by narrative but by their shared traits and motifs. The trilogy was named "The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy" by the pair due to a running joke about the British Ice Cream product Cornetto and its effectiveness as a hangover cure. Wright explained to Clark Collis in an interview for Entertainment Weekly, "We put that joke in Shaun of the Dead where Nick asks for a Cornetto first thing in the morning. When I was at college, it was my hangover cureprobably still is my hangover cure. Then we put it into Hot Fuzz because we thought it would be a funny recurring thing. One journalist in the United Kingdom said, 'Is this going to be your theme as a trilogy?' and I said, 'Yes, it's like Krzysztof Kieślowski's Three Colors trilogy. This is the Three Flavors Cornetto trilogy.' It was just a joke that stuck." Collis observes that the films also feature "a running gag involving garden fences."[4]

The second installment was the comedy action thriller Hot Fuzz. Production started in March 2006 and the film was released in February 2007 in the United Kingdom and April 2007 in the United States. It revolves around Pegg's character, Nicholas Angel, a police officer who is transferred from London to rural Sandford, where grisly events soon take place.

In 2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was released; its over-$85 million budget[5] dwarfed the 8 million budget[6] of Hot Fuzz. The film, based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim, was co-written, co-produced and directed by Wright. It took in roughly half its budget in box office,[7] in spite of its critical reception and praise from fellow directors such as Kevin Smith, Quentin Tarantino and Jason Reitman.[5]

The third installment of the trilogy, The World's End, premiered in London on 10 July 2013. The film is about several friends who reunite when one decides to repeat a pub crawl they did 20 years earlier. They have to get to The World's End pub without ending up in the gutter to do this, but some unusual powers are at work and what happens to them may determine what happens to humans as a species.[8]

Upcoming projects (2013-present)

Wright was developing a live-action film based on the Marvel Comics superhero Ant-Man with Joe Cornish. However, on May 23, 2014, Wright and Marvel issued a joint statement announcing that Wright would exit the movie and a replacement would be found.[9]

Wright has numerous projects in development, including Them, Baby Driver and a film version of the television series The Night Stalker, starring Johnny Depp, which was announced in early 2012.[10]

In 2008, Wright was rumoured to be directing a remake of the 1961 British kaiju film Gorgo. It was reported the film would employ a man in a suit to portray its monster (as had the original film).

Other works

Wright cites Jon Spencer Blues Explosion as his favourite band: several Blues Explosion songs feature in Wright's film Hot Fuzz, including one written specifically for the film. Wright has directed two videos for his ex-girlfriend Charlotte Hatherley: "Summer" and "Bastardo". He has also directed promos for 80s Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Mint Royale and The Bluetones. Many of these videos have been made available to view on the "Archives" section of his official website.

Wright has a brother, Oscar, who is a comic book artist, contributing storyboards, conceptual art and promotional pictures for Edgar's films. For example he designed comic book interpretations of the characters of Shaun of the Dead and created the animation for the flickbook PC Danny Butterman uses in Hot Fuzz, as well as the art for the "Plot Holes" features on both the Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead DVD releases. Oscar also was on set for the Hot Fuzz poster shoot to help Edgar out with the design. Oscar also directed the Charlotte Hatherley video for "Behave" and also designed the 8-bit Universal Pictures logo at the beginning of the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World along with Edgar.

In 2007, Wright directed a fake trailer insert for Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse, called "Don't". It was a plotless trailer that mocked horror clichs, with lines such as, "If you... are thinking... of going ... into... this... house... DON'T!".

In 2010, Wright was under consideration to direct Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol.[11] However, the film was directed by Brad Bird.

In November 2011, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by Peter Jackson, and based on Herg's The Adventures of Tintin was released. Wright co-wrote the film with writing partner Joe Cornish and Steven Moffat. The film also co-starred Wright's frequent collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

Wright directed one single shot of the 2013 film Star Trek Into Darkness, directed by J. J. Abrams, and co-starring his friend Simon Pegg.[12] According to him, it is a one second-long shot during the scene featuring the Klingons on Kronos.[13]

Personal life

Despite considering that the most influential film on him was John Landis' An American Werewolf in London (according to his interview in The Film That Changed My Life), Wright also mentioned Sam Raimi's Evil Dead II and the Coen brothers' Raising Arizona as films that made him want to be a director. The day he met Raimi and told him so, Raimi joked saying "Don't say that, you make me feel old."[13]

In 2009, Wright began a relationship with actress Anna Kendrick[14] after meeting on the set of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.[15][16] The couple split in early 2013.[17] He was previously in a relationship with singer-songwriter and former Ash guitarist Charlotte Hatherley.

Wright is a friend of fellow director Garth Jennings, and made cameos in his films The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Son of Rambow. Jennings himself had cameos in Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End.[13]

Collaborations

Wright has cast certain actors in more than one of his films/television series. Simon Pegg is Wright's most frequent collaborator, appearing in six of his films. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Ant-Man aren't listed because no actor on those films had previously collaborated with him.

 

Dead Right

A Fistful of Fingers

Asylum

Spaced

Shaun of the Dead

Hot Fuzz

Don't

The World's End

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Alice Lowe

         

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Bill Nighy

       

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Simon Pegg

   

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Robert Popper

     

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Filmography

Film

Year

Film

Credited as

Role

Director

Writer

Producer

Actor

1994

A Fistful of Fingers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cheesy voiceover artist/Two bit farmer cameo

2004

Shaun of the Dead

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Rabid Monkeys Newsreader/Prat-falling Zombie/Italian Restaurant Voice/Noel's Friend on phone

2005

Land of the Dead

     

Yes

Photo booth zombie

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

     

Yes

Deep Thought Technician

2007

Hot Fuzz

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Shelf Stacker/Voice of Dave

Son of Rambow

     

Yes

Metal Work Teacher

2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Yes

Yes

Yes

   

2011

Attack the Block

   

Yes

   

The Adventures of Tintin

 

Yes

     

2012

Sightseers

   

Yes

   

2013

The World's End

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Voice of construction worker

2015

Ant-Man

 

Yes

     

Short films

Year

Film

Credited as

Role

Director

Writer

Producer

Actor

1988

I Want to Get into the Movies

Yes

Yes

Yes

   

Carbolic Soap

Yes

Yes

Yes

   

The Unparkables

Yes

Yes

Yes

   

Rolf Harris Saves the World

Yes

Yes

Yes

   

1993

Dead Right

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Himself, "Ten seconds later" voice

2001

Calcium

     

Yes

Scientist

2004

Forced Hilarity

Yes

Yes

Yes

   

2007

Don't

Yes

Yes

     

Television

Year

Film

Credited as

Role

Director

Writer

Producer

Actor

1996

Asylum

Yes

Yes

     

Mash and Peas

Yes

       

1998

Alexei Sayle's Merry-Go-Round

Yes

Yes

     

Is It Bill Bailey?

Yes

       

1999

Sir Bernard's Stately Homes

Yes

       

1999

Murder Most Horrid

Yes

     

"Confessions of a Murderer" Series 4 Episode 4

19992001

Spaced

Yes

   

Yes

First Sleeping Ex-flatmate / Man on Tube Next to Daisy / Sounds of Despair tape

20022005

Look Around You

     

Yes

Scientist / Eddie Yorque / Floor manager / Technician

Awards and nominations

Year

Award

Category

Title

Result

2000

BAFTA Awards

Situation Comedy Award

Spaced

Nominated

2002

BAFTA Awards

Situation Comedy Award

Spaced

Nominated

2004

British Independent Film Awards

Best Screenplay

Shaun of the Dead

Won

2004

Bram Stoker Awards

Screenplay

Shaun of the Dead

Won

2005

BAFTA Awards

Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film

Shaun of the Dead

Nominated

2005

Empire Awards

Best British Director

Shaun of the Dead

Nominated

2005

ALFS Awards

Best Screenwriter of the Year

Shaun of the Dead

Nominated

2005

Online Film Critics Society Awards

Best Breakthrough Filmmaker

Shaun of the Dead

Nominated

2005

Online Film Critics Society Awards

Best Original Screenplay

Shaun of the Dead

Nominated

2008

Empire Awards

Best Director

Hot Fuzz

Nominated

2010

SDFCS Award

Best Adapted Screenplay

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Nominated

2010

Satellite Awards

Best Adapted Screenplay

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Nominated

2011

Empire Awards

Best Director

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Won

2011

Empire Awards

Inspiration Award

 

Won

2011

Hugo Awards

Best Dramatic Presentation

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Nominated

2011

Online Film Critics Society

Best Adapted Screenplay

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Nominated

2011

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

Bradbury Award

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Nominated

2011

Satellite Awards

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Adventures of Tintin

Nominated

2012

Annie Awards

Writing in a Feature Production

The Adventures of Tintin

Nominated

2014

Saturn Awards

Best Writing

The World's End

Pending

2014

Empire Awards

Best Director

The World's End

Nominated

References

1.       ^ Edgar Wright 2009 Q&A

2.       ^ "Shaun of the Dead > The Production > Edgar Wright". Retrieved 6 May 2009. 

3.       ^ Wright, Edgar. Interview by Robert K. Elder. The Film That Changed My Life. By Robert K. Elder. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2011. N. p6. Print.

4.       ^ Collis, Clark (30 August 2013). "3 Blokes. 3 Films. Many, Many Laughs". Entertainment Weekly: 4647. 

5.       ^ a b "Kevin Smith Talks Scott Pilgrim". The Film Stage. 3 March 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 

6.       ^ Fischer, Paul (9 April 2007). "Interview: Edgar Wright for "Hot Fuzz"". Dark Horizons. Retrieved 23 March 2009. 

7.       ^ "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Box Office Data". The Numbers. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 

8.       ^ Child, Ben (10 May 2012). "Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright brew plot for World's End". The Guardian (London). 

9.       ^ "MARVEL STUDIOS & EDGAR WRIGHT STATEMENT". Marvel. May 23, 2014. Retrieved May 24, 2014. 

10.    ^ "Disney Taps Edgar Wright To Helm Johnny Depp In 'The Night Stalker' Feature Redo". Deadline.com. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 

11.    ^ "Brad Bird Confirmed for Mission: Impossible 4". slashfilm.com. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 

12.    ^ Lussier, Germain (May 9, 2013). "POTD: Edgar Wright Directed a Shot in Star Trek Into Darkness". slashfilm.com. Retrieved May 9, 2013. 

13.    ^ a b c "Edgar Wright on The World's End, Man-Child Movies, and Not Tweeting While Making Ant-Man". Vulture. August 8, 2013. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 

14.    ^ Collin, Robbie (18 November 2011). "Anna Kendrick is coming up for air". The Daily Telegraph (London). 

15.    ^ Synnot, Siobhan (31 August 2010). "Interview: Edgar Wright, film director". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 

16.    ^ John, Emma (15 August 2010). "Edgar Wright: the ultimate fanboy film director". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2 October 2011. 

17.    ^ Nathan, Sara (7 March 2013). "EXCLUSIVE: Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick 'splits' from longtime love, Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright". Daily Mail. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 

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Ridley Scott

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Ridley Scott in 2012

Born

(1937-11-30) 30 November 1937 (age 76)
South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, UK

Occupation

Film director and producer

Years active

1965present

Notable work(s)

Alien, Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven, American Gangster, Robin Hood, Prometheus, 1984

Spouse(s)

Felicity Heywood
(m. 1964 div. 1975)
Sandy Watson
(m. 1979 div. 1989)

Children

Jake (born 1965)
Luke (born 1968)
Jordan (born 1978)

Family

Frank Scott (brother, deceased)
Tony Scott (brother, deceased)

Sir Ridley Scott (born 30 November 1937) is an English film director and producer. Following his commercial breakthrough with Alien (1979), his best-known works are sci-fi classic Blade Runner (1982), Thelma & Louise (1991), best picture Oscar-winner Gladiator (2000), Black Hawk Down (2001), Matchstick Men (2003), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), American Gangster (2007), Robin Hood (2010), and Prometheus (2012).

 

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Scott is known for his atmospheric, highly concentrated visual style, which has influenced many directors. Though his films range widely in setting and period, they frequently showcase memorable imagery of urban environments, whether 2nd century Rome (Gladiator), 12th century Jerusalem (Kingdom of Heaven), contemporary Osaka (Black Rain) or Mogadishu (Black Hawk Down), or the future cityscapes of Blade Runner. Scott has been nominated for three Academy Awards for Directing (for Thelma and Louise, Gladiator and Black Hawk Down), plus two Golden Globe and two BAFTA Awards. In 2003, Scott was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for his "services to the British film industry".[1] He is the older brother of the late Tony Scott.

Early life and career

Scott was born 30 November 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear in the North East of England,[2] the son of Elizabeth and Colonel Francis Percy Scott.[3] He was brought up in an army family, so for most of his early life, his father  an officer in the Royal Engineers  was absent. His elder brother, Frank, joined the Merchant Navy when he was still young and the pair had little contact. During this time the family moved around, living in (among other areas) Cumberland, Wales and Germany. He had a younger brother, Tony, who also became a film director. After the Second World War, the Scott family moved back to their native North East, eventually settling on Greens Beck Road, Hartburn, Stockton on Tees, Teesside (whose industrial landscape would later inspire similar scenes in Blade Runner), where he studied at Grangefield Grammar School and West Hartlepool College of Art from 1954 to 1958, obtaining a Diploma in Design.

Scott went on to study at the Royal College of Art, contributing to college magazine ARK and helping to establish the college film department. For his final show, he made a black and white short film, Boy and Bicycle, starring both his younger brother and his father (the film was later released on the 'Extras' section of The Duellists DVD). In February 1963 Scott was named in title credits as "Designer" for the BBC television programme Tonight, about the severe winter of 1963. After graduation in 1963, he secured a job as a trainee set designer with the BBC, leading to work on the popular television police series Z-Cars and science fiction series Out of the Unknown. He was originally assigned to design the second Doctor Who serial, The Daleks, which would have entailed realising the famous alien creatures. However, shortly before Scott was due to start work, a schedule conflict meant he was replaced on the serial by Raymond Cusick.[4] In 1965, he began directing episodes of television series for the BBC, only one of which, an episode of Adam Adamant Lives!, is available commercially. (He directed two others, but these have been wiped.)

In 1968, Ridley and Tony Scott founded Ridley Scott Associates (RSA), a film and commercial production company.[5] Working alongside Alan Parker, Hugh Hudson and cinematographer Hugh Johnson Ridley Scott made many commercials at RSA during the 1970s, including a notable 1974 Hovis advert, "Bike Round" (featuring the New World Symphony), filmed in Shaftesbury, Dorset.

Five members of the Scott family are directors, and all have worked for RSA.[6] His brother Tony was a successful film director whose career spanned more than two decades; his sons Jake and Luke are both acclaimed directors of commercials, as is his daughter, Jordan Scott. Jake and Jordan both work from Los Angeles; Luke is based in London. In 1995, Shepperton Studios was purchased by a consortium headed by Ridley and Tony Scott, which extensively renovated the studios while also expanding and improving its grounds.[7]

First features

The Duellists

Main article: The Duellists

The Duellists (1977) marked Ridley Scott's first feature as director. Shot in Europe, it was nominated for the main prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and won an award for best film. The Duellists had limited commercial impact internationally. Set during the Napoleonic Wars, it follows two French Hussar officers, D'Hubert and Feraud (Keith Carradine and Harvey Keitel) whose quarrel over an initially minor incident turns into a bitter extended feud spanning fifteen years, interwoven with the larger conflict that provides its backdrop. The film has been acclaimed for providing a historically authentic portrayal of Napoleonic uniforms and military conduct.

Alien

Main article: Alien (film)

Scott had originally planned next to adapt a version of Tristan and Iseult, but after seeing Star Wars, he became convinced of the potential of large scale, effects-driven films. He accepted the job of directing Alien, the 1979 horror/science-fiction film that would win him international success.

Scott would not return to an Alien-related project for three more decades, when he directed Prometheus. The female action hero Ellen Ripley (played by Sigourney Weaver), who appeared in the first four Alien films, would become a cinematic icon. Scott was involved in the 2003 restoration and re-release of the original film. In promotional interviews at the time, Scott indicated he had been in discussions to make a fifth film in the Alien franchise. However, in a later (2006) interview, the director remarked that he had been unhappy about Alien: The Director's Cut, feeling that the original was "pretty flawless" and that the additions were merely a marketing tool.[8] (see 2006 present section, for more on Prometheus.)

Blade Runner

Main article: Blade Runner

After a year working on the film adaptation of Dune, and following the sudden death of his brother Frank, Scott signed to direct the film version of Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. Starring Harrison Ford, Blade Runner was a commercial disappointment in cinemas in 1982, but is now regarded as a classic. In 1991 Scott's notes were used by Warner Brothers to create a rushed director's cut which removed the main character's voiceover and made a number of other small changes, including to the ending. Later Scott personally supervised a digital restoration of Blade Runner and approved what was called The Final Cut. This version was released in Los Angeles, New York City and Toronto cinemas on 5 October 2007, and as an elaborate DVD release in December 2007.[9] Today, Blade Runner is ranked by many critics as one of the most important and influential science fiction films yet made,[10] partly thanks to its much imitated portraits of a future cityscape. It is often discussed along with William Gibson's novel Neuromancer as initiating the cyberpunk genre. Scott has described Blade Runner as his "most complete and personal film".[11]

"1984" Apple Macintosh commercial

Main article: 1984 (advertisement)

In 1984 Scott directed a big-budget (US$900,000) television commercial to launch the Apple Macintosh computer. The so-called 1984 advertisement was given a showcase airing in the United States on 22 January 1984, during Super Bowl XVIII, alongside screenings in cinemas.[12] Some consider this advertisement a "watershed event" in advertising[13] and a "masterpiece".[14] The advertisement used its heroine (portrayed by Anya Major) to represent the coming of the Macintosh (indicated by her white tank top adorned with a picture of Apple's Macintosh computer) as a means of saving humanity from "conformity" (Big Brother).[15]

Legend

Main article: Legend (1985 film)

In 1985 Scott directed Legend, a fantasy film produced by Arnon Milchan. Scott decided to create a "once upon a time" tale set in a world of princesses, unicorns and goblins, filming almost entirely inside the studio. Scott cast Tom Cruise as the film's hero, Jack, Mia Sara as Princess Lili and Tim Curry as the Satan-horned Lord of Darkness. In the final stages of filming, the forest set was destroyed by fire; Jerry Goldsmith's original score was used for European release, but replaced in North America with a score by Tangerine Dream. Rob Bottin provided the film's Academy Award-nominated make-up effects, most notably Curry's red-coloured Satan figure. Though a major commercial failure on release, the film has gone on to become a cult classic. The 2002 Director's Cut restored Goldsmith's original score.[16]

19871992

Scott made Someone to Watch Over Me, a romantic thriller starring Tom Berenger and Mimi Rogers in 1987, and Black Rain (1989), a police drama starring Michael Douglas and Andy Garca, shot partially in Japan. Both achieved mild success at the box office.

Road film Thelma & Louise (1991) starring Geena Davis as Thelma, and Susan Sarandon as Louise, proved to be one of Scott's biggest critical successes, helping revive the director's reputation and receiving his first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director. His next project, independently-funded historical epic 1492: Conquest of Paradise, was a box office failure. The film recounts the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus (French star Grard Depardieu). Scott did not release another film for four years.

From the mid-'90s

In 1995 Ridley and his brother Tony formed a production company, Scott Free Productions, in Los Angeles. All Ridley's subsequent feature films, starting with White Squall and G.I. Jane have been produced under the Scott Free banner. In 1995 the two brothers purchased a controlling interest in Shepperton Studios, which later merged with Pinewood Studios.

Scott and his brother have produced CBS series Numb3rs (200510), a crime drama about a genius mathematician who helps the FBI solve crimes, and The Good Wife (2009), a legal drama about an attorney balancing her job with her husband, a former state attorney trying to rebuild his political career after a major scandal. The two Scotts also produced a 2010 film adaptation of 1980s television show The A-Team, directed by Joe Carnahan.

20002005

Scott's film Gladiator (2000) proved to be one of his biggest critical and commercial successes to date. It won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, for the film's star Russell Crowe. Some have credited Gladiator with reviving the nearly defunct "sword and sandal" historical genre. Scott then turned to Hannibal (2001), a sequel to Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambsthe film was commercially successful despite receiving mixed reviewsand then to Black Hawk Down, based on a group of stranded American soldiers fighting for their lives in Somalia. Scott received two more nominations for the Academy Award for Best Director for Gladiator and Black Hawk Down.

In 2003 Scott directed a smaller scale project, Matchstick Men, adapted from the novel by Eric Garcia and starring Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell and Alison Lohman. It received mostly positive reviews, but performed moderately at the box office. In 2005 he made the modestly successful Kingdom of Heaven, a film about the Crusades. The Moroccan government sent the Moroccan cavalry as extras for some battle scenes.[17]

Unhappy with the theatrical version of the film (which he blamed on paying too much attention to the opinions of preview audiences), Scott supervised a director's cut of Kingdom of Heaven, which was released on DVD in 2006.[18] Asked if he was against previewing in general in 2006, Scott stated: "It depends who's in the driving seat. If you've got a lunatic doing my job, then you need to preview. But a good director should be experienced enough to judge what he thinks is the correct version to go out into the cinema."[19]

2006present

Scott teamed up again with Gladiator star Russell Crowe, for A Good Year, based on the best-selling book by Peter Mayle about an investment banker who finds a new life in Provence. The film was released on 10 November 2006. A few days later Rupert Murdoch, chairman of studio 20th Century Fox (who backed the film) dismissed A Good Year as "a flop" at a shareholders' meeting.[20]

Scott's next film was American Gangster, based on the story of real-life drug kingpin Frank Lucas. He was the third director to join the project after Antoine Fuqua and Terry George. Denzel Washington and Benicio del Toro had initially been cast, both actors having been paid salaries of $20 m and $15 m respectively without the film having gone into production. Scott took over the project in early 2006. He had Steven Zaillian rewrite his script to focus on the dynamic between Frank Lucas and Richie Roberts. Washington signed back on to the project as Lucas, with Russell Crowe co-starring. The film finally premiered in November 2007 to positive reviews and good box office. In late 2008 Scott released espionage thriller Body of Lies starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Crowe once again, which opened to luke-warm ticket-sales and mixed reviews.

Scott directed a revisionist adaptation of Robin Hood, which starred Russell Crowe as Robin Hood and Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian. It was released in the United States in May 2010 to mixed reviews, but a respectable box-office.

On 31 July 2009, news surfaced of a two-part prequel to Alien[21] with Scott attached to direct.[22] The project, ultimately reduced to a single film called Prometheus, which Scott described as sharing "strands of Alien's DNA" while not being a direct prequel, was released in June 2012. The film received mostly positive reviews and grossed $403 million at the box office.

On 6 July 2010, YouTube announced the launch of Life in a Day, an experimental documentary executive produced by Scott. Released at the Sundance Film Festival on 27 January 2011, it incorporates footage shot on 24 July 2010 submitted by YouTube users from around the world.[23]

In 2012, Ridley Scott produced the commercial for Lady Gaga's upcoming fragrance, "Fame." It has been touted as the first ever black Eau de Parfum. This was announced in the informal credits attached to the trailer for this advertisement. Scott directed The Counselor (2013), with a screenplay by author Cormac McCarthy.[24][25]

In November 2012 it was announced that Scott would produce the upcoming documentary, Springsteen & I which will be directed by Baillie Walsh and was inspired by Life in a Day, which Scott also produced. The film will feature fan footage from throughout the world on what musician Bruce Springsteen means to them and how he has impacted their lives. The film will be released for one day only in 50 countries and on over 2000 film screens on 22 July 2013.

On 24 June 2013 Ridley Scott's series "Crimes of the Century" debuted on CNN.[26]

On 25 October 2013, Indiewire reported the opening of Scott's latest film The Counselor stating that, "Before McCarthy sold his first spec script for Scott's (Counselor) film, the director was heavily involved in developing an adaptation of the author's 1985 novel Blood Meridian with screenwriter Bill Monahan (The Departed). But as Scott said in a Time Out interview, '[Studios] didn't want to make it. The book is so uncompromising, which is what's great about it.' Described as an anti-western, the novel follows a teenager's terrifying and often brutally violent run-ins with a gang of scalp hunters roaming the U.S.-Mexico border, and the pale, hairless man named Judge Holden that rides with them. But as compelling as that sounds, Scott says the film's content would put it over the edge of decency for most. The novel is more of a horror story than anything else. 'It would have been rated double-X,' Scott said. 'It's Hieronymus Bosch, the way McCarthy describes the first time you see several hundred horses with bones and feathers on them, and you can't see a rider until you're staring at the Comanche. It's horrific. He writes in visual images which are spectacular, so it suits me down to the ground.'"[27]

Proposed projects

In April 2008, Scott announced project The Kind One, a period drama supposedly set for release in 2012. The film was set to star Casey Affleck.[28] It was based on the novel by screenwriter Tom Epperson.

On October 2008, Scott confirmed that after a 25-year wait for the rights to become available, he was to make an adaptation of the book The Forever War by Joe Haldeman. He was looking for a script writer.[29] The following March, he confirmed that the film would be in 3D, citing James Cameron's Avatar as an inspiration for this. "I'm filming a book by Joe Haldeman called Forever War. I've got a good writer doing it. I've seen some of James Cameron's work and I've got to go 3D. It's going to be phenomenal."[30][31] Another science fiction project associated with Scott is an adaptation of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, with Leonardo DiCaprio potentially involved.[32]

In August 2011, information leaked about production of a sequel to Blade Runner by Alcon Entertainment, with Alcon partners Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.[33] Earlier (in 2009) Scott had stated that he would direct a film adaptation of the Red Riding trilogy.[34] There has also been talks about Scott producing a film based on Gertrude Bell starring Angelina Jolie.[35]

In January 2013, Scott acquired the rights to produce a film adaptation of Matt Kindt's Dark Horse comic book, MIND MGMT with Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg.[36]

Scott was in pre-production in August 2013 on a film called Exodus, starring Christian Bale as Moses, and Joel Edgerton as the Pharaoh.[37] In October, actors Bale and Aaron Paul were reported shooting scenes with Scott on location in Almera, Spain.[38]

In late 2013 it was announced that Scott will begin casting for the film adaptation of Hugh Howey's Wool in early 2014.[39]

Scott will executive produced an untitled Halo digital feature.[40]

Personal life

Ridley Scott was married to Felicity Heywood from 1964 to 1975. The couple had two sons, Jake and Luke, both of whom work as directors on Scott's production company, Ridley Scott Associates. Scott later married advertising executive Sandy Watson in 1979, with whom he had a daughter, Jordan Scott, and divorced in 1989.[41][42] His current partner is the actress Giannina Facio, whom he has cast in all his films since White Squall except American Gangster."[43] He divides his time between homes in London, France and Los Angeles.

Scott received a knighthood in honour of his substantial contribution to the British film industry, from the Queen at Buckingham Palace on 8 July 2003.[1] Scott admitted feeling "stunned and truly humbled" after the ceremony, saying, "As a boy growing up in South Shields, I could never have imagined that I would receive such a special recognition. I am truly humbled to receive this treasured award and believe it also further recognises the excellence of the British film industry."[44]

He is an atheist.[45]

He is a supporter of Hertford Town Football Club.[46]

His eldest brother Frank died, aged 45, of skin cancer in 1980.[47] His other brother Tony, who was also his business partner in their company Scott Free, died on 19 August 2012 after jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge which spans Los Angeles Harbor. Before Tony's death, he and Ridley collaborated on a miniseries based on Robin Cook's novel, Coma for A&E. The two-part miniseries premiered on A&E on 3 September 2012, to mixed reviews.[48]

Ridley has dedicated several of his films in memory of his family: Blade Runner to his brother Frank, Black Hawk Down to his mother, and The Counselor to his brother Tony.

Approach and style

Russell Crowe commented, "I like being on Ridley's set because actors can perform [...] and the focus is on the performers."[49] Paul M. Sammon, in his book Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner, commented in an interview with Brmovie.com that Scott's relationship with his actors has improved considerably over the years.[50] More recently during the filming of Scott's 2012 film, Prometheus, Charlize Theron praised the director's willingness to listen to suggestions from the cast for improvements in the way their characters are portrayed on script. Theron worked alongside the writers and Scott to give more depth to her character during filming.[51]

His striking visual style, incorporating a detailed approach to production design and innovative, atmospheric lighting, has been influential on a subsequent generation of filmmakers  many of whom have imitated his style. Scott commonly uses slow pacing until the action sequences. Examples include Alien and Blade Runner; the LA Times critic Sheila Benson, for example, would call the latter "Blade Crawler" "because it's so damn slow". Another technique he employs is use of sound or music to build tension, as heard in Alien, with hissing steam, beeping computers and the noise of the machinery in the space ship. Scott claims to have an Eidetic Memory, which he says aids him in visualizing and storyboarding the scenes in his films.[52]

Scott has developed a method for filming intricate shots as swiftly as possible: "I like working, always, with a minimum of three cameras. [...] So those 50 set-ups [a day] might only be 25 set-ups except I'm covering in the set-up. So you're finished. I mean, if you take a little bit more time to prep on three cameras, or if it's a big stunt, eleven cameras, and  whilst it may take 45 minutes to set up  then when you're ready you say 'Action!', and you do three takes, two takes and is everybody happy? You say, 'Yeah, that's it.' So you move on."[49]

Although Scott is often known for his painterly directorial style, other techniques and elements include:

  • Artificial intelligence is a unifying theme throughout Scott's career as a director, particularly in Blade Runner, Alien (film), and Prometheus.[53] The recent book The Culture and Philosophy of Ridley Scott identifies Alan Turing and John Searle, a professor at the University of California, as presenting relevant models of testing artificial intelligence known as the Turing test and the Chinese Room Thought Experiment, respectively, in the chapter titled "What's Wrong with Building Replicants," which has been a recurring theme for many of Scott's films.[54] The chapter titled "Artificial Intelligence in Blade Runner, Alien, and Prometheus," concludes by citing the writings of John Stuart Mill in the context of Scott's Nexus-6 Replicants in Blade Runner (Rutger Hauer), the android Ash (Ian Holm) in Alien, and the android David (Michael Fassbender) in Prometheus, where Mill is applied to assert that measures and tests of intelligence must also assess actions and moral behavior in androids in order to effectively address the themes which Scott explores in these films.[55]
  • Scott seems to use extreme levels of lighting in his films. Blade Runner is, for the most part, dark and dingy, whereas Thelma & Louise, for the most part, is bright, sunny and happy.
  • Strong female characters.[56][57]
  • Some of his films feature strong conflicts between father and son that usually end with the latter killing the former (Blade Runner, Gladiator) or witnessing the event (Kingdom of Heaven, Robin Hood). The Lord of Darkness in Legend also mentions his "father" on a few occasions. As part of the conflict between father and son there are some repetitive scenes: in Gladiator, the son hugs the father seemingly as an expression of love but this embrace turns into the suffocation and death of the father. There is a similar sequence in Blade Runner. In Prometheus, the character David says "Doesn't everyone want their parents dead?"
  • Scott utilises cityscapes as an emphasis to his storytelling (e.g., a futuristic Los Angeles in Blade Runner, Osaka in Black Rain, Jerusalem in Kingdom of Heaven).
  • In Gladiator, Blade Runner and Kingdom of Heaven, a son gets to know his father when he is grown up. Other common elements are that the mother is not seen, and that the son or father is seen performing his last actions. For example, Roy Batty is dying when he saves Deckard, Maximus dies after killing Commodus and Godfrey of Ibelin kills some enemies after he has been mortally wounded by an arrow. In addition, the hero is saved from death before attaining his greatest deeds: Deckard is saved by Rachel, Maximus is saved by a slave and Balian is saved by a Muslim enemy. Similar situations can be seen in Tony Scott's Man on Fire.
  • Military and officer classes as characters reflecting his father's career, such as in G.I. Jane, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven, Robin Hood and Prometheus.
  • Storyboarding his films extensively. These illustrations, when made by himself, have been referred to as "Ridleygrams" in DVD releases.
  • Scott was once known for requesting a great many takes. This was evident on Blade Runner: the crew nicknamed the movie "Blood Runner" because of this.
  • He often makes use of classical music (the Hovis advertisements, Someone to Watch Over Me).
  • Extensive use of smoke and other atmospheres (in Alien, Blade Runner and Black Rain), plus fans and fan-like objects (Blade Runner, Black Rain and the large Boeing jet engines in the "1984" TV advertisement). Fans are also used in Hannibal, for symbolic purposes.
  • Consistency in his choice of composers, using Jerry Goldsmith (Alien and Legend), Vangelis (Blade Runner and 1492: Conquest of Paradise), Hans Zimmer (Black Rain, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, Hannibal, Black Hawk Down and Matchstick Men) or Marc Streitenfeld (A Good Year, American Gangster, Body of Lies, Robin Hood and Prometheus). Scott has also twice used songs by Sting during the film credits ("Valparaiso" for White Squall and "Someone to Watch Over Me" for the movie of the same title).

DVD format and director's cut

Scott is known for his enthusiasm for the DVD format, providing audio commentaries and interviews for all his films where possible. In the July 2006 issue of Total Film magazine, he stated: "After all the work we go through, to have it run in the cinema and then disappear forever is a great pity. To give the film added life is really cool for both those who missed it and those who really loved it."[19]

Running alongside his enthusiasm for DVD, Scott is sometimes considered the "father" of the director's cut. The positive reaction to the Blade Runner Director's Cut encouraged Scott to re-cut several movies that were a disappointment at the time of their release (including Legend and Kingdom of Heaven). Today the practice of alternative cuts is more commonplace, though often as a way to make a film stand out in the DVD marketplace by adding new material.

Filmography

Year

Film

Oscar nominations

Oscar wins

1977

The Duellists

   

1979

Alien

2

1

1982

Blade Runner

2

 

1985

Legend

1

 

1987

Someone to Watch Over Me

   

1989

Black Rain

2

 

1991

Thelma & Louise

6

1

1992

1492: Conquest of Paradise

   

1996

White Squall

   

1997

G.I. Jane

   

2000

Gladiator

12

5

2001

Hannibal

   

Black Hawk Down

4

2

2003

Matchstick Men

   

2005

Kingdom of Heaven

   

2006

A Good Year

   

2007

American Gangster

2

 

2008

Body of Lies

   

2010

Robin Hood

   

2012

Prometheus

1

 

2013

The Counselor

   

2014

Exodus: Gods and Kings

   

2016

Untitled Prometheus Sequel

   

Commercials

TV shows

Awards and nominations

Scott was knighted in the 2003 New Year Honours.[1] The Science Fiction Hall of Fame inducted him in 2007.[58] In 2011 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[59] He has been nominated for three Academy Awards for DirectingThelma & Louise, Gladiator and Black Hawk Downas well as a Golden Globe, BAFTA and 2 Emmy Awards.

Year

Award

Category

Title

Result

1977

Cannes

Best Debut Film Award

The Duellists

Won

Palme d'Or

Nominated

1979

Saturn Awards

Best Director

Alien

Won

Best Science Fiction film

Won

1983

Best Director

Blade Runner

Nominated

2001

Gladiator

Nominated

2004

The George Pal Memorial Award

 

Won

1991

DGA

Best Director Motion Picture

Thelma & Louise

Nominated

2001

Gladiator

Nominated

2002

Black Hawk Down

Nominated

1991

Academy Awards

Best Director

Thelma & Louise

Nominated

2000

Best Director

Gladiator

Nominated

2001

Best Director

Black Hawk Down

Nominated

2000

Golden Globe

Best Director Motion Picture

Gladiator

Nominated

2006

Best Director Motion Picture

American Gangster

Nominated

1991

BAFTA

Best Director

Thelma & Louise

Nominated

2000

Gladiator

Nominated

2001

Satellite Award

Best Director

Gladiator

Nominated

2002

American Film Institute

Director of the Year

Black Hawk Down

Nominated

Movie of the Year

Nominated

2002

Emmy Award

Outstanding Made for Television Movie

The Gathering Storm

Won

2010

Emmy Award

Outstanding Drama Series

The Good Wife

Nominated

2011

Nominated

Outstanding Nonfiction Special

Gettysburg

Won

Box office performance

Date

Movie

Studio

United States gross

Worldwide gross

Theatres

Opening weekend

Opening theatres

Budget

1977

The Duellists

Par.

         

$900,000

1979

Alien

Fox

$80,931,801

$104,931,801

757

$3,527,881

91

$11,000,000

1982

Blade Runner

WB

$32,768,670

$33,139,618

1,325

$6,150,002

1,295

$28,000,000

1985

Legend

Uni.

$15,502,112

 

1,187

$4,261,154

1,187

$30,000,000

1987

Someone to Watch Over Me

Col.

$10,278,549

 

894

$2,908,796

892

$17,000,000

1989

Black Rain

Par.

$46,212,055

$134,212,055

1,760

$9,677,102

1,610

$30,000,000

1991

Thelma & Louise

MGM

$45,360,915

 

1,180

$6,101,297

1,179

$16,500,000

1992

1492: Conquest of Paradise

Par.

$7,191,399

 

1,008

$3,002,680

1,008

$47,000,000

1996

White Squall

BV

$10,292,300

 

1,524

$3,908,514

1,524

$38,000,000

1997

G.I. Jane

BV

$48,169,156

 

2,043

$11,094,241

1,945

$50,000,000

2000

Gladiator

DW

$187,705,427

$457,640,427

3,188

$34,819,017

2,938

$103,000,000

2001

Hannibal

MGM

$165,092,268

$351,692,268

3,292

$58,003,121

3,230

$87,000,000

2001

Black Hawk Down

Sony

$108,638,745

$172,989,651

3,143

$179,823

4

$92,000,000

2003

Matchstick Men

WB

$36,906,460

$65,565,672

2,711

$13,087,307

2,711

$65,000,000

2005

Kingdom of Heaven

Fox

$47,398,413

$211,652,051

3,219

$19,635,996

3,216

$130,000,000

2006

A Good Year

Fox

$7,459,300

$42,056,466

2,067

$3,721,526

2,066

$35,000,000

2007

American Gangster

Uni.

$130,164,645

$265,697,825

3,110

$43,565,115

3,054

$100,000,000

2008

Body of Lies

WB

$39,394,666

$115,321,950

2,714

$12,884,416

2,710

$70,000,000

2010

Robin Hood

Uni.

$105,269,730

$321,669,730

3,505

$36,063,385

3,503

$155,000,000

2012

Prometheus

Fox

$126,477,084

$403,354,469

3,442

$51,050,101

3,396

$130,000,000

2013

The Counselor

Fox

$16,973,715

$70,237,649

3,044

$7,842,930

3,044

$25,000,000

See also

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