Director’s Cut: Most people do not think of the director when choosing a film, but once you realise how many great films Ridley has directed. It might be worth looking at some of his great films. Also, what are some other directors you might consider.
With the release of Alien: Covenant and the upcoming sequel to Blade Runner. The team thought it would be worth having a look at the career of Ridley Scott.
Ridley Scott has had an amazing career as an Academy Award winning director of motion pictures. In his expansive career, he has been known to be a risk taker. It can be said that he has made classic films that have set a new standard for cinema. Many of these films have paid off, but some have failed, but in the end his wins outpace his bombs.
Toward the beginning of the original Blade Runner commentary, Ridley Scott says, "It is a director's job to dictate what you want. " He also states that a director "needs to be as user-friendly as possible, knowing how to lead people down a path to understand the world you're going into."
He may not get this right all of the time, but the vast majority of the time he gets this right.
(Warning: Not all films are suitable for family viewing, discernment should be considered)
Here is Russelling Reviews top five Ridley Scott films:
1. Blade Runner
2. Black Hawk Down
3. Matchstick Men (Sam Rockwell factor, not well known, but worth a look)
5. Alien ( I am not a horror fan, but this movie set the standard in sci-fi horror)
Honorable Mentions: American Gangster & The Martian
What are your thoughts on this list? Do you have a favourite Ridley Scott film?
Rankings by Russell Matthews @ Russelling Reviews