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« on: July 08, 2003, 11:14:03 AM »
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Queen knights Gladiator director

Oscar-winning film director and producer Sir Ridley Scott has received his knighthood from the Queen at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.



The man behind Alien, Blade Runner and Gladiator was honoured for his services to the British film industry.

The 65-year-old said he was "stunned and truly humbled" to have been named a sir in the New Year's honours list.

"As a boy growing up in South Shields, I could never have imagined that I would receive such a special recognition," he said.

Sir Ridley Scott rose to fame with the 1979 film Alien, starring Sigourney Weaver, marking him out as a sci-fi film visionary.

Scott said: "I've just been re-editing Alien for re-issue later this year.

"We are digitally expanding it. I hadn't seen it for 15 years and it is still good - the original script was extremely dynamic."
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2003, 11:22:23 AM »
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I wonder how Matchstick Men will be... I refer to it as "Ridley's 'Catch Me If You Can'"... a giant of giants making a small film about crime...


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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2003, 11:52:37 AM »
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Yes, my question as well...

Is Ridley poncing her? If so, good job, old chap.
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2003, 11:53:43 AM »
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he looks kinda pleased.

my guess is he's stoned.

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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2003, 01:45:40 PM »
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Christ, he looks fuckin stoned out of his gourd!  :lol:
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2003, 03:08:26 PM »
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its his wife. she cameos in a couple of his movies. in black hawk down, when the one guy calls home before they all go out to blow up brown ppl, the chick who comes into the house w/ all the groceries is her. also in hannibal she's the chick who checks the finderprints on the bracelet for mason verger- she's sitting at a laptop i think. yea she's pretty smoke. i wish i was ridley scott.

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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2003, 03:24:05 PM »
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incredibly eerie.  i was just thinking about starting a Ridley Scott thread THIS week since i was re-watching Blade Runner.  weird.  well, lets look at some of the career highlights...

-ALIEN (1979)
-BLADE RUNNER (1982)
-LEGEND (1985)
-BLACK RAIN (1989)
-THELMA AND LOUISE (1991)
-1492: CONQUEST OF PARADISE (1992)
-WHITE SQUALL (1996)
-G.I. JANE (1997)
-GLADIATOR (2000)
-HANNIBAL (2001)
-BLACK HAWK DOWN (2001)


and the upcoming already mentioned MATCHSTICK MEN (2003).  i actually havent seen black rain, 1492, or white squall, anybody want to per/disuade me from seeing any of those?  alien and blade runner though is pretty fucking great back to back like that.  some of the cornerstones of modern science fiction films. he seemed to disappear for a few years, but seems to be back with a vengance making some pretty good movies.  he atleast seems to be more inspired than he was for a while.  really inventive camerawork in gladiator and bhd was great.  excited about mm.
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2003, 03:28:20 PM »
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Does anybody know what Matchstick Men is about???  Or is there a thread that explains this?
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2003, 03:36:52 PM »
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A phobic con artist and his protege are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the con artist's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.

TRAILER
http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/matchstick_men/
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2003, 03:41:58 PM »
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Thanks.  This flick appears to be very funny.
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2003, 05:33:00 PM »
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Quote from: themodernage02
-WHITE SQUALL (1996)


It's hard for me to pinpoint what it was about White Squall that just didn't work.  It was ambitious and beautiful by turns, but....I dunno.  Just didn't do it for me.

Anyone wanna elaborate on that?

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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2003, 05:51:46 PM »
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Quote from: themodernage02
A phobic con artist and his protege are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the con artist's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.

TRAILER
http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/matchstick_men/


hmmmm.... what does that remind me of... oh yeah, i remember!




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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2003, 04:57:20 AM »
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I'm looking forward to 'MM'. I remember watching the making of 'Hannibal' and it showed him while he was filming the 'pig attack' scene and he said something like 'I've got to do a comedy next'. But after 'Hannibal' he did 'Black Hawk Down'; his most violent film yet. I was like 'a Ridley Scott comedy, that'll be the day'.

And whattayaknow.......

Nic Cage...Sam Rockwell...Ridley Scott: Can't wait.
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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2003, 04:54:30 PM »
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I think GIJane totally sucks ass. I didn't even know it was Ridley Scott, I can't believe it!

Blade Runner is a masterpiece, his best film. The book is good too.
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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2003, 12:19:23 AM »
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Hannibal...I hate him.....fuck Ratner too....while we are at it!

 

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