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Ridley Scott: A Retrospective

Ian Nathan



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Thames & Hudson
08 October 2020
Film, TV & Radio; Individual film directors, film-makers
Illustrated with images as iconic as they are stunning and including the author's first-hand experiences on set and interviews with the great director, this magnificent book charts the extraordinary journey of Britain's greatest living director.

Telling the stories behind Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, his new HBO drama Raised by Wolves and many more, it also goes in search of the themes and motifs that unite such different films, and the methods and madness of Scott's approach to his medium. This is the story of a director who has never been less than stubbornly, brilliantly, unforgettably his own man.
By:   Ian Nathan
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 292mm,  Width: 248mm, 
Weight:   1.600kg
ISBN:   9780500023822
ISBN 10:   0500023824
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   08 October 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction * 1. Obsessions * 2. Perfect Organism * 3. Ridleyville * 4. After Dark * 5. Thelma & Louise Live Forever! * 6. Storms * 7. Veni, Vidi, Ridley * 8. Stray Dogs * 9. Outsiders * 10. Antiheroes * 11. Origin Story * 12. Lost Souls * 13. What Would Ridley Do? * 14. Family Business * Epilogue * Filmography

Ian Nathan is one of the UK's best-known film writers. He is the author of eight previous books, including Alien Vault, the best-selling history of Ridley Scott's masterpiece, Terminator Vault, Tim Burton, The Coen Brothers and the forthcoming Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle-earth. He is the former editor and executive editor of Empire, where he remains a contributing editor.

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