Creator / Ridley Scott

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Highly accomplished commercial director, doing some of the early Apple ads, turned auteur, Sir Ridley Scott (he doesn't use the title as it makes him "sound like an old man") is a British director. Known for an obsession with visual detail rivaling Stanley Kubrick, if not Alfred Hitchcock. Several of his early works helped establish the popularity of the Used Future trope. Older brother of late director Tony Scott. He has worked with an incredibly wide variety of genres and budgets, yet somehow maintains his own special touch through it all.

Russell Crowe is one of his favorite actors, appearing in many of his films.

Oh yeah, and the other Ridley was named after him.

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This director's films contain examples of these tropes:

  • Action Girl: Ellen Ripley, Thelma and Louise and Elizabeth Shaw, for starters. Scott has admitted he prefers strong women in his films.
    Scott: There are a lot of men who feel they're being emasculated by having Women in charge; I've never had that problem. The stronger the woman, the better for me.
  • Artificial Human: Alien, Blade Runner and Prometheus have fun with this trope.
  • Bittersweet Ending/Downer Ending: More of the former shows up in his films, but the latter is definitely present.
  • Cyber Punk
  • Duel to the Death: The Duelists, Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven have this.
  • Mega Corp.: Serves as the Greater Scope Villain of Alien and Blade Runner.
  • Nothing Is Scarier
  • Off with His Head!: Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven and The Counselor are rife with decapitations.
  • Re Cut: Even when he didn't actually want them. Still, Scott is often labelled as the "Father of the Director's Cut" after how many versions of Blade Runner are running around. In addition, Alien, Legend, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom Of Heaven, American Gangster, Robin Hood, The Counselor and The Martian all had Director's Cuts/Extended Editions.
  • Scenery Porn: If there's one thing consistent about his films, it can be said that all of Ridley's films look good.
  • Unicorn: Legend and, oddly enough, Blade Runner.
  • Used Future: Alien and Blade Runner.

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