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Ridley Scott : a critical filmography

Author: William Parrill
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ridley Scott, is one of the most important directors of the last fifty years. This book explores Scott's oeuvre in depth, devoting a chapter to his 22 primary works. Topics discussed include the critical reception of the films, and the ways in which Scott's works function as cinematic mediators on issues such as religion, women's rights and history"--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: Ridley Scott; Ridley Scott
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Parrill
ISBN: 9780786458660 0786458666
OCLC Number: 690102767
Description: vii, 181 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Boy and bicycle (1962): "playing hooky" --
Adam adamant lives! (1966): "the league of uncharitable ladies" --
The duellists (1977): "en garde!" --
Alien (1979): Ripley on call --
Blade runner (1982): "at the Thanhauser Gate" --
Legend (1985): "I only wanted to touch one. where's the harm in that " --
Someone to watch over me (1987): "is it love, Mike " --
Black rain (1989): "one big gray area" --
Thelma & Louise (1991): on the road: one insult too far --
1492: conquest of paradise (1992): "I think we have returned to Eden" --
White squall (1996): "a meterological phenomenon of the imagination" --
G.I. Jane (1997): wild thing --
Gladiator (2000): "there was once a dream that was Rome" --
Black hawk down (2001): "bird down in the city" --
Hannibal (2001): "Hannibal the cannibal" --
Matchstick men (2003): "mean street men in bright colors" --
All the invisible children: "Jonathan" (2005): "the rediscovery of life through childhood" --
Kingdom of heaven (2005): "Jerusalem: the center of the world for forgiveness" --
A good year (2006): postcards from Provence --
American gangster (2007): "cops kill cops they can't trust" --
Body of lies (2008): closing time --
Robin Hood (2010): the outlaw returns to history.
Responsibility: William B. Parrill.

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"Ridley Scott, is one of the most important directors of the last fifty years. This book explores Scott's oeuvre in depth, devoting a chapter to his 22 primary works. Topics discussed include the critical reception of the films, and the ways in which Scott's works function as cinematic mediators on issues such as religion, women's rights and history"--Provided by publisher.

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