This morning we reported on the tragic, seemingly senseless suicide of Top Gun director Tony Scott, who jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles after leaving detailed notes in both his car and his office of loved ones that he wanted notified of his death. (Among them, one can only assume, was Mr. Scott’s brother and creative partner, Ridley Scott.)
New information emerged about this case this afternoon, shedding some light on this sad turn of events.
Wondering what movie to spend your hard-earned money on this weekend? Here’s a handy guide to the new releases.
What’s the story: Think of it as Batman Begins but with Robin Hood. Russell Crowe and director Ridley Scott team up for the fifth time (!) in the past decade for Robin Hood, a Read More
BODY OF LIES
RUNNING TIME 128 minutes
WRITTEN BY William Monaham
DIRECTED BY Ridley Scott
STARRING Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong
Body of Lies is yet another in a long, tiresome line of loud, violent, nauseating and incoherent riffs on how mercenary and inhuman the spooks in the Read More
“There is a danger with being jingoistic—you can’t do that—but this film isn’t about the war,” said the director Ridley Scott at the Sunday night premiere of his new film Body of Lies, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe. “It’s really a spy film in the spirit of The Spy Who Came In From the Read More
Our fellow blog, The Culture Czar, reported earlier today that the storied Gucci dynasty will be the subject of a new film by blood-and-guts director Ridley Scott. (Yes, the same guy who made Gladiator and G.I. Jane.) What’s more, as Fashionista reminded us this afternoon, Mr. Scott is Read More
Ridley Scott, the Gladiator director who just finished American Gangster, will go Gucci, directing a feature for Fox about the drama-filled family, according to Variety.
The film will chronicle the wild and glamorous story of the Gucci family in the 1970s and ’80s, when its 153 shops moved $500 million in product annually. Read More
Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner, Gladiator and American Gangster, has signed on to helm Stones, a supernatural thriller scripted by Brooklyn native Matt Cirulnick. Variety describes the movei as "a big-scale supernatural thriller revolving around the mysterious destruction of ancient religious sites around the world. It turns out that Stonehenge is the tie Read More
The rapper Jay-Z recently told a reporter that Ridley Scott’s American Gangster, the film that opened on Nov. 2 depicting the dazzling rise and precipitous fall of the 70’s Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas, compelled him to write “a back story to the story.”Jay Z’s back story is released today in record stores as a Read More
Ridley and Tony Scott are planning to produce a psychological thriller inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Tell-Tale Heart," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The $20 million project, dubbed "Tell-Tale," will shoot in early 2008 with Michael Cuesta at the helm. Casting is under way; the Scotts will produce via their Scott Read More
Running time 157 minutes
Directed by Ridley Scott
Written by Steve Zaillian
Starring Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Cuba Gooding Jr., Ruby Dee
Ridley Scott’s American Gangster, from a screenplay by Steve Zaillian, is based on an 2000 New York magazine article titled “The Return of Superfly,” by Mark Read More