Must Watch: A Short But Impressive Look at the Films of Ridley Scott
We've featured his tremendous editing skills when he created a phenomenal end of the year retrospective for the films of 2010, and another great video he made to chronicle the 15 great years Fox Searchlight has had in the film industry. However, we've yet to highlight an ongoing series from Kees van Dijkhuizen as he chronicles a different director's body of work each month with a great montage of their films. This month it's Ridley Scott who gets the spotlight and it's apparently "“the biggest episode yet" with films like Gladiator, Alien, Blade Runner, American Gangster, Black Hawk Down and more. See it below!
Here's a look at [the films of] Ridley Scott from Kees van Dijkhuizen (via SlashFilm):
Over at Kees van Dijkhuizen's Tumblr, you can see a very detailed breakdown of why he chose certain shots and clips for the montage, and a list of all the films and music used in the video can be found on the YouTube page where it's hosted. As for the challenge of trying to embody the work of Ridley Scott in a short amount of time, he says, "You can’t capture his essence, and definitely not in 3 minutes. For a retrospective video I had to rely less on his persona and more on memories/iconic shots he’s made over the years." There's certainly some of his finest moments on film displayed here, and if you're interested, he's also crafted videos like this for filmmakers like Michel Gondry, David Fincher, Wes Anderon and more. You can see all those and many more of his videos right here. Pretty cool, right?
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
Jericho on Oct 10, 2011
He is one of my faves as far as directors are concerned. Loved Legend,Alien, and Gladiator especially!
Judasbarronx1 on Oct 10, 2011
Probably my favourite,bring on Prometheus.
tir na nog on Oct 10, 2011
Definantley in my ten favorite directors, just a master at his craft, great to see his second greatest film in there the duellists, among one of his best visuals of his films. great to see another montage of his, another great one is one youtube just called the films of ridley scott as well, check it out, cant wait for prometheus.
RockySullivan1938 on Oct 10, 2011
LEGEND (although one of the slowest scripts he's directed) is the only true word to describe Sir Ridley Scott. He is the best! His only flaw is his mortality !
SavageHawk on Oct 10, 2011
Nice use of "Burn my Shadow" by UNKLE.
Xerxexx on Oct 10, 2011
was about to write the same thing, such an unappreciated band
zer0_limit on Oct 11, 2011
Kingdom Of Heaven....Underrated Classic!!!!
........................ on Oct 10, 2011
what font is that?! for the titles
Designer on Oct 11, 2011
Watch these films and understand Ridley Scott is a master of film, regardless of some sub par boxoffice results. Actually, several have bombed, hehe
David Banner on Oct 11, 2011
Esspecially the directors cut of Legend, Kingdom of Heaven, Robin Hood, and The Final Cut of Blade Runner, True Masterpieces.
RockySullivan1938 on Oct 11, 2011
Great director. GI Jane and Black Hawk Down were political tripe however.
Chjapa on Oct 11, 2011
That was ok this is better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxf7TBRymOA
A Villa88 on Oct 12, 2011
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