10 best films of Ridley Scott
• 10 best films of Ridley Scott
Famous in the late 1970s, the British director Ridley Scott to this day remains one of the leading makers of blockbusters. His new film "Martian" so well that she could easily squeeze into the top ten of his best films. However, it is too early to pick a place for her. It will take some time before we will see whether the director made a "hit of all time," or "king for a day." And while we're waiting list together with the portal Film.ru ten best films of Ridley Scott. And what a movie of this director's favorite you?
10. "The Legend" (Legend, 1985)
We all know and love Tom Cruise as a hero of modern and science fiction blockbusters - "Mission Impossible," "War of the Worlds," "Minority Report." However, for the first time Cruz felt the savior of the world in the fantastic blockbuster Ridley Scott - the movie about unicorns, gnomes, fairies, Swamp Thing ... And also about the beautiful princess of the Lord of Darkness and the heroic young man who defies the evil. The plot of "Legends" is quite traditional, but its vivid visual style made iconic painting canvas among fantasy fans.
9. "Matchstick Men" (Matchstick Men, 2003)
Ridley Scott never fixate on one genre. All of his film career - a creative experiments with a variety of movie themes and trends. There in his filmography and exciting and fun, "black" comedy about scams in which the fraudster by Nicolas Cage teaches her teenage daughter subtleties of the profession. When "Matchstick Men" just came out, some critics have called it the best film of fraud since the classic "scam" with Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Since then, the enthusiasm for the film Scott died down somewhat, but "Matchstick Men" is still a lot of passionate fans.
8. "Black Hawk Down" (Black Hawk Down, 2001)
Of all on-screen battles with the US Army none was so fierce, prolonged and bloody, as the battle in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, from the "Black Hawk Down." Ridley Scott based the film a real special forces operation, which was planned as a short and almost bloodless, and was many hours a meat grinder. By the end of the battle the Americans lost 19 men killed and Somalis - about a thousand. Nevertheless, the Rangers lost the fight, and President Clinton had to justify to the people for this fiasco. For his work on "Black Hawk Down" by Ridley Scott was nominated for directing "Oscar".
7. "The Duellists" (The Duellists, 1977)
The debut feature film by Ridley Scott - one of his least known works. But in any case should not be ignored. After all, Scott was awarded the prize in the category of the Cannes Film Festival "Best Newcomer", when presented to the jury and the audience an entertaining historical canvas of two French officers, who almost twenty years could not determine which of them is the best swordsman and gunner. Their duel interfered the servants, the military orders, the Russian Cossacks, the political intrigue ... What is most surprising, is truly a "male," the movie was based on real events of the Napoleonic wars. In France, indeed, two hussar officer lived, who for 19 years had a 30 duels, until one of them has won a landslide victory. Scott these superzabiyak played Harvey Keitel and Keith Carradine.
6. "Thelma and Louise" (Thelma & Louise, 1991) Of all the films of Ridley Scott's "Thelma and Louise" seems to be the strongest statement of someone else. It's hard to believe it was stressed feminist film about two women who, having shot failed rapist, they go into hiding, - the creation of men, rather than women. But Ridley Scott really put the "Thelma and Louise" and gave America the two brightest female characters in the history of Hollywood crime dramas. Uppercase characters picture portrayed by Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis. One of the guys they meet on the way, played the then little-known Brad Pitt, and his career took off after it, "Thelma and Louise". The film was nominated for six "Oscars", her only statuette went to screenwriter Kelly Khouri.
5. "American Gangster" (American Gangster, 2007)
What made our distributors to delete the word "American" from the title of the tape? They hoped that the viewers will decide if Denzel Washington played a US and Somali black "godfather"? On the Russian he's not pulling - not the case with us Negro tractor! Whatever it was, Scott's response to such films as "The Godfather" and "Scarface" was interesting is not only because of the color of the skin of the central character. Unlike many similar productions, "American Gangster" - at the same time the history of the rise and fall intelligent, adventurous and charismatic bandit and the story of the hard opposition of Frank Lucas (incidentally, a real person) with the detective that his prischuchit.
4. The "kingdom of heaven" (Kingdom of Heaven, 2005)
Ridley Scott's epic film about the era of the Crusades - a clear example of why the movies can not praise or condemn immediately after its publication in the rental. "Kingdom of Heaven" was composed and filmed as a three-hour movie, but at the insistence of distributors, Scott was forced to prepare for cinemas abridged 144-minute version. As a result, the tape suffered so much art that comments on it have been very unflattering. But after reaching the full video director's "Kingdom of Heaven" immediately started to call one of the best paintings of Scott.
3. "Gladiator" (Gladiator, 2000)
When Ridley Scott took to shoot a multimillion-dollar blockbuster of the Roman Empire, many believed that the picture fail. After all, "peplum" were not popular for several decades, and in Hollywood thought that this genre will not return. Who will entice antiquity at a time when children are almost not studied it in Western schools? However, Scott was able to create not only a massive and pompous, but also deeply emotional story of the valiant general who has lost everything, but to avenge the death of his family to the young emperor, who tried to escape from his father's favorite. "Gladiator" was released so successful that it not only broke the rolling jackpot and get five "Oscars" (including in the category "Best Film"), but also breathed new life into the genre, which is now abundantly represented in the film, and TV.
2 "Blade Runner" (1982)
Few are as influential fantastic bands like cyberpunk masterpiece by Ridley Scott about the hunter on the fugitive androids. In the year of its release tape almost failed at the box office, but now it is considered absolute classics, and producers, relieving the grim fiction shtudiruet "Running" as a textbook. Design of corporate future, character images, action scenes, philosophical background ... From whatever side you look, "Blade Runner" - amazing and excellent staging. The film was nominated for two 'technical' "Oscar" and won three British film awards BAFTA.
1 "Alien" (Alien, 1979)
"Alien" - a movie that's easy to underestimate. About him we can say that this is the first prominent cosmic horror, and to limit this. But "Alien" - is not only a great story about the alien monster who preys on "who saved" his earthly astronauts. It is also a new level of psychological realism in the image space crews (team "Nostromo" - not idealized pioneers and "Space Truckers"), and a great script, and one of the brightest of the heroines in the history of fantasy genre, and stunning design of the title monster, and almost not obsolete award "Oscar" special effects, and amazing direction ... In a word, it's such a brilliant film that even "blade Runner" lost his way to the top of our hit parade!