Biography of the famous director Ridley Scott
The future author was born on November 30, 1937 in South Shields, UK. As the author himself admitted, the war, which he found at a very young age, greatly affected both his worldview and his work. He was born in the family of an army officer and an actress. He had little contact with his older brother, since he Enlisted in the British Merchant Navywhen Ridley was still very young. The family often had to move and in his childhood he managed to see Wales, Germany and Cumbria. In 1944, another boy appears in the family, and after the war they return to the north-east of England.
After leaving school, Ridley studied at the College of Art as a designer, and then entered the Royal College of Art. He made his first short film there. "Boy and Bicycle", which forever entered the history of English advertising and was perhaps the most popular in the sixties.
After graduating from college, he was hired by the BBC, where he initially served as a designer and production designer for television series, and then became their director altogether. In 1968, he left the company and founded his own - Ridley Scott Associates. In it, he later worked and his younger brother Tony. The author has about two and a half thousand commercials on his account.
The first full-fledged work of the author, which was released on the screens, was "Duelists". The picture tells us the story of the French officers during the Napoleonic conquests. Ridley treated the images of the actors and their fencing technique with particular trepidation, which is why people look so organic and natural. For such a successful debut, the author was awarded an award at the Cannes Film Festival.
The next work of the author made a huge contribution to the development of the genre of science fiction. His painting "Alien" was very successful at the box office and spawned a series of films, which were continued by other directors. The picture is valued not only by the promotion of this genre, which until recently was considered unprofitable or even unprofitable, Ridley managed to create a magnificent picture of the distant future, combining a thriller for claustrophobes.
Ridley Scott was asked to create a film based on the novel by Philip Dick. Thus, a successful series of films was born, which can continue today under the name "Blade Runner". Initially, the film was not highly acclaimed and was not a commercial success, but was recognized only years later. In 1984, the author created a commercial, which in modern society is considered a classic and a legend among all advertisements of the 80s. It was dedicated to the Macintosh computer and intertwined with the Orwell novel, whose title coincided with the year the video was released.
After a series of such successful and beloved works, Ridley Scott releases far from his most successful film. with young Tom Cruise starring. After him, he decided to move away from the fantasy genre for a while. They were followed by a series of thrillers and detective stories. Many of them not only did not have commercial success, but also provided anti-advertising for the director.
But with all this, it is impossible not to note the serious work of "Soldier Jane", raising the topic of feminism, which would be successful and discussed today. The picture that rehabilitated the author's career was "Gladiator", which also influenced and brought back relevance to historical genre films. She found huge popularity among the audience and became perhaps the most successful work of the author. Gladiator won five Oscars.
The author also released a sequel to the story of Hannibal Lecter. Hannibal, though not Ridley Scott's most outstanding work of art, did make a lot of money at the box office. The author continued to try himself in various genres. That's why his style is so elusive, and it is almost impossible to recognize the author's handwriting. From his pen, both crime comedies and films of the historical genre were later released.
In addition, the author continued to actively collaborate with Russell Crowe. With his participation, films of various kinds were shot. From simple romantic comedies to gangster thrillers about the underworld. There was also a picture featuring Leonardo DiCaprio titled "Body of Lies". After that, the author discussed the possibility of continuing the beloved film "Gladiator", but the continuation of such a successful film did not come out.
What is known about him today
The author continues to work actively to this day. And his involvement in the film industry can only be envied, because only in the last 2021, two full-fledged films and three films in which he was an executive producer were released under the direction of the author. Despite the age he is not going to stop delighting us with his films, and he has many more works in his plans, both sequels to sensational films and original films with interesting actors, such as Joaquin Phoenix.