Sir Ridley Scott in Conversation

Posted by Craig Grobler on Google+ On Saturday, March 07, 2009

As part of the BFI's Blade Runner Day which includes special screenings and events relating to the BFI's 75th anniversary poll.The BFI welcome one of Britain's most celebrated directors to the BFI Southbank stage.

The Times film critic James Christopher's description of Blade Runner as 'magnificent cinema... a big and broody sci-fi thriller that is impossible to swallow in one gulp' - in response to the question 'Which film would you want to share with future generations and why?' - helped to win the film first place in the BFI's 75th anniversary poll. As the highlight of our day-long celebration of the film, we are thrilled to be able to welcome one of Britain's most celebrated directors - Sir Ridley Scott - to the BFI Southbank stage.

Director of films such as Thelma & Louise and Gladiator, his career famously began in advertising alongside other future film-makers such as Sir Alan Parker. This led to his debut feature film The Duellists (1977), which won him a Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, while he received universal acclaim two years later with Alien, another classic in the sci-fi genre. The BFI look forward to welcoming him to discuss the legacy of Blade Runner and his career so far.

The BFI welcome Sir Ridley Scott to BFI Southbank for an on-stage interview to discuss the legacy of Blade Runner and his career so far.


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