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Ridley Scott recently released in commercial cinemas the film ‘The Martian’. It is good time to do a review of his career.
To the chagrin of those who regret that culture is popularized and who just want to taste the auteur, the truth is that talk of commercial cinema is not necessarily the same as speaking of bad movies , just as auteur films do not have to be valuable as well: everything depends on each one, and film Business also there their pluses and minuses, and the race of the British Ridley Scott , one of the directors who were very generous pays attention, in fact, rarely has truly deserved, although usually get entertain.
Not only ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner’ man lives
Perhaps there who would be surprised to consider Scott a mercenary manager but also I’m not the first to do so, we must point out that is not an author because he is dedicated , like many other Hollywood, to sit and wait for him they arrive scripts and he selects as one settles into a clothing store and are very exclusive outfits teaching: their interest is not push through
Ridley Scott’s interest is not push through projects with which it is engaged from the beginning, but roll the commissions that you crave projects that you are engaged from the germ of the idea, its maturation and writing the script but simply roll commissions crave you ; does not care to provide a particular view of the world and not even show his own distinctive visual style of pure , but work on what he likes and what he does well. This, certainly, is something quite respectable; but that does not mean you have to have clear concepts.
The first cinematic experience that is known is the short Boy and Bicycle (1965) , developed while studying Photography at London’s Royal College of Art. This is the only movie authoring your little script and is starring his brother Tony, the unfortunate director Tony Scott ( Crimson Tide , 1995 Man on Fire , 2004), who plays a student who is heading to a beach on your bike, an exercise in style with an unjustified contemplative black and white that can be seen .
elapsed twelve to his next film, The Duellists (1977), a tiny feature based on a Joseph Conrad novel about two Napoleonic military (Keith Carradine and Harvey Keitel) paddling in mourning and stubbornly repeated throughout his life, and in which the only real pleasure is to see a little bit
From ‘Alien’ highlights achieved Gothic atmosphere, good rhythm, stress achieved in the audience, the terrifying monster designed by Hans Giger and, above all, the Lieutenant Ripley know-how of Albert Finney. This film was followed by why the two more fights or claimed to Ridley Scott: Alien (1979) and Blade Runner (1982) .
In the first, on crew a spaceship suffers a perfect stalking alien predator, we must talk about their achieved Gothic atmosphere, its good rhythm, stress that achieved in the audience, the terrifying monster designed by Swiss Hans Giger and, above all, the iconic female character of the heroine would not be, the Lieutenant Ellen Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver ; but we must not lose sight that simply is a story about an alien creature with a very bad mood playing a rude Ten Little with the crew of the Nostromo, whose members as characters lack depth .
In the second, which tells the story of human-like robots looking for its creator to extend his own life and a runner blade that follows the track to destroy, it is noteworthy the remarkable blend of science fiction, black and punk aesthetic film, and Nietzschean existentialist background and end monologue held Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) directs his pursuer, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford); but the start-
From “Blade Runner” is remembered especially the celebrated monologue end android Roy Batty scene is nothing but a pretty cool correction.
Say Alien and Blade Runner are opposed: the first stands the way it is made and does not have too much intellectual depth, and the second is just the opposite . And if Blade Runner was a box office failure and critical that only began to be valued to worship a decade later, Scott works that followed did not fly very high: puerile href=”http://hipertextual.com/2011/12/legend-curiosidades-del-clasico-de-ridley-scott-retrogeek” Legend (1985) and mediocre Someone to Watch over Me (1987) , with credibility problems end, Black Rain (1989) , which could have shot anyone, Thelma and Louise (1991) , remembered feminist campion, 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992, on the fifth centenary) , forgettable except for the coral soundtrack by Vangelis, White Squall (1996) , but simplistic emotional, and GI Jane (1997) , aimless nonsense. Wasted fifteen years and seven films.
Then came the academic Gladiator (2000) a peplum that relabora narrated in The Fall of the Roman Empire (Anthony Mann, 1964) on Maximus (Russell Crowe), a Roman general striving of Emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris) falls in disgrace when this dies and is succeeded by his treacherous and jealous son Commodus (Joaquim Phoenix). Was the most successful of Scott, winner of the Oscar fat, BAFTA and Critics’ Choice, so overrated that one is surprised. Is Crowe worked with his performance as his own character, and the film
‘Gladiator’ is so overrated that one is amazed contains any sequence with a beautiful composition that submits a bit at the end, but certainly not to the heights that many pretend : in general, has the functional planning director
Much better, in my opinion, his next film, <. strong> exquisite and hypnotic Hannibal (2001) , based on the third novel published Thomas Harris on the evil and brilliant Lithuanian psychiatrist, Dr. Lecter, again with the great Anthony Hopkins in the role of such a renowned cannibal murderer after ten years from The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991). Is the only true symphony of Ridley Scott, in which installation is a wonder, sequences with sinister occur naturally and composer Hans Zimmer as rarely shines. Not only Florence; to violence and horror in this film clouding.
Black Hawk Down (2001) and Matchstick Men (2003) concert are Like . The first, on a mission of American soldiers in Somalia that is twisted, is a terrible and thrilling portrait war in which
Not only Florence; to violence and horror clouding in ‘Hannibal’ involved a number of well-known actors, including Josh Hartnett, Eric Bana and Ewan McGregor; and second, an entertaining story of scammers with Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell and Alison Lohman, unjustly forgotten. Then came Kingdom of Heaven (2005), a limited medieval epic of the Crusades in which Scott had the nerve to reuse the beautiful opera Vide cor meum , as shown in Hannibal , for its soundtrack. And in 2005 he participated with his daughter Jordan episodic film with social background All the Invisible Children ; his short entitled “Jonathan” and focuses on youth dreaming of a war photographer (David Thewlis), and even the absolute creative freedom in this project had led him to write or collaborate on the script, signing her daughter alone. However, their work is better than that provided by the overestimated Emir Kusturica, for example
The incomprehensible choice of superfluous comedy A Good Year (2006) did the chilling thriller American Gangster (2007) , in which Denzel Washington criminal personality embroider mobster who trafficked drugs from the 70s of last century seeking an honest cop (Crowe). And this, enjoyable Body of Lies (2008), Robin Hood (2010), the sediment is zero, the denostadísima Prometheus (2012) , first prequel Alien after three sequels, the inane The Counselor (2013) and Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) , the
‘The Martian’ fails at something Capital: show and make clear to the audience the tremendous distress to be experienced if one was found abandoned on Mars premise is exactly the same as that of Gladiator and is a new version of the Bible The Ten Commandments (Cecil B. DeMille, 1923, 1956).
And this 2015 has released The Martian , the anticipated adaptation of the novel Mark Andy Weir Watney (Matt Damon), an American astronaut who for dead on Mars and there is, left and trying to survive. And in fact, Scott’s film fails at something Capital: show and make viewers understand the tremendous distress to be experienced if you were in the situation of Watney, more worried about being didactic and scientifically credible, which should not be incompatible with the former. But this film is the perfect example of how often work Ridley Scott, that is, in an entertaining efficiency custom that does not shine and that, if anything, sometimes flashing . One realizes that Ridley Scott is Alfonso Cuarón and The Martian not Gravity because it lacks visual wit. And following this pattern, one can get an idea of what we can expect of their next projects, Alien: Paradise Lost , the sequel to the prequel ditto, and possibly a sequel to Blade Runner . But who knows? Perhaps, as sometimes get surprised .
October 21, 2015
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