Ridley Scott

The ‘Hollywood Reporter’ Director Roundtable Is Everything That’s Wrong With Awards Season (and Hollywood)

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The full, hour-plus video of The Hollywood Reporter’s annual director roundtable went up yesterday, a bit later than usual, but you’ve basically seen it before. It’s not just that the panel of “the year’s most notable directors” (their words, not ours) was so homogenous – entirely male, and almost entirely white – though we’ll get to that. It’s the sheer sense of déjà vu in the group, a monotonous return of the same damn voices saying the same damn things. But it’s appropriate, as a symbol of both Hollywood in general and awards season in particular.
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How Stanley Kubrick Helped Ridley Scott Finish ‘Blade Runner’

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The original, financier/studio-mandated ending of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner is one of the most notorious cases of outside tinkering in modern movie history—resulting in an original theatrical release with a much-derided voice-over track and a “happy ending” that erased the ambiguity and emotional uncertainty of Scott’s original cut. And in a recent Hollywood Reporter roundtable, Scott discussed his unexpected collaborator on that ending.
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