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#1 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 12:57 AM

Sorry if this has been posted before, but I wanted to share this great hour-long Ridley Scott interview in four parts: .

Man, but the dude is a wealth of knowledge and wisdom! Interesting to hear that his relatively recent proclivity for multi-camera shooting is for the actors' performances, I thought it might have been purely a necessity due to his crazy fast shooting schedules.

Also loved to hear how he got thrown into the deep end on his first directing job in live tv, and how he developed a quick decision making attitude as a coping mechanism.
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#2 George Ebersole

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 11:48 PM

"Just do it!"

I wish I had years ago. It's this year or never.

I will succeed.
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#3 danny young

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 05:46 AM

Nice interview from 2002. I liked very much his perspectives on working with actors and actresses, and particularly his approach to rehearsals. Thanks for putting up that link.
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#4 Justin Hayward

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 05:23 PM

Fantastic, thanks dude.
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 10:01 PM

Sorry if this has been posted before, but I wanted to share this great hour-long Ridley Scott interview in four parts: .

Man, but the dude is a wealth of knowledge and wisdom! Interesting to hear that his relatively recent proclivity for multi-camera shooting is for the actors' performances, I thought it might have been purely a necessity due to his crazy fast shooting schedules.

Also loved to hear how he got thrown into the deep end on his first directing job in live tv, and how he developed a quick decision making attitude as a coping mechanism.


Ridley's a great Director. When I saw, Alien it was the last time I was scared in a movie theater. It pushed all my "what's in the closet" buttons. He's got great taste, great judgement in choosing his scripts - Craig
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#6 George Ebersole

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:25 PM

One more thing;

If I wasn't trying to save myself from financial ruin, I would've done what Ridley said and gone out there and "Just done it". I'm not about to risk putting myself out of house and home for a shot at the lottery. I'll do it once I can guarantee a roof over my head, food on my plate and gas in my tank. I can live without power, net and phone. I'll hang out at the library or a cafe for that.

In short, if you got the chance, then do it. I'll be there with the youngins in a little bit, but it takes us older types a bit longer because of obligations.
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#7 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 04:52 AM

Unfortunately, most of us won't succeed, and that's just life...
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#8 George Ebersole

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 06:34 PM

Unfortunately, most of us won't succeed, and that's just life...

It depends on what you define as success. There's tons of successful directors locally where I live. Only most of them shoot training videos and other industrials. Maybe they work at a TV station or shoot adult videos. More and more they probably work for computer game companies doing intros or cutscenes for games.

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If you mean "Mega-Successful"/Superstardom, then yeah, that's a one in a million chance. And those are favorable odds. But a director who can crank out a useful and well received film on any scale is a success. Me, I just want a goddamn fulltime job so I can save up AND get back to doing film as a side. To me that's about the only success I can hope for at my age. But I'm good with it.
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