Past and Prologue: The Films of Ridley Scott May 25 – Jun 03

Past and Prologue: The Films of Ridley Scott
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A complete retrospective of three-time Oscar-nominee Ridley Scott, who has treated moviegoers to epic depictions of the ancient past and visionary glances into the distant future, while taking us from the iconic expanses of the American West to the epicenter of modern-day warfare in the Middle East.  

Read a brief introduction to the career and films of Ridley Scott by series programmer Scott Foundas. Get a double shot of Scott and save when you create your own double feature!

In This Series

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Ridley Scott | 1982 | 117 mins

Scott’s sci-fi masterpiece not only anticipated our future but designed it. With Harrison Ford as the grizzled gumshoe on the trail of renegade humanoid “replicants.”

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Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down

Ridley Scott | 2001 | 35mm | 144 mins

This visceral, Oscar-winning account of the 1993 battle between U.S. Army Rangers and Somali insurgents in Mogadishu set a new standard for cinematic depictions of men in war.

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Body of Lies

Body of Lies

Ridley Scott | 2008 | 35mm | 128 mins

Samarra-based CIA operative Leonardo DiCaprio trails an elusive, bin Laden–esque terrorist, while his Langley-based boss (Russell Crowe) watches from a safe distance in Scott’s razor-sharp look at the War on Terror.

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G.I. Jane

G.I. Jane

Ridley Scott | 1997 | 35mm | 125 mins

Pumped-up Demi Moore joins an elite Navy reconnaissance team under the watchful eye of Master Chief Viggo Mortensen in Scott’s high-octane women-in-the-military actioner.

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Gladiator

Gladiator

Ridley Scott | 2000 | 35mm | 155 mins

In the first of his five collaborations with Scott, Russell Crowe stars as a betrayed Roman General who seeks his revenge through the gladiatorial arena. Winner of five Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actor.

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A Good Year

A Good Year

Ridley Scott | 2006 | 35mm | 118 mins

London investment banker Russell Crowe inherits a Provence vineyard and falls for the charms of a pre-La Vie en Rose Marion Cotillard in this charming, sun-drenched romantic fable.

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Kingdom Of Heaven (Director’s Cut)

Kingdom Of Heaven (Director’s Cut)

Ridley Scott | 2005 | 35mm | 192 mins

A village blacksmith (Orlando Bloom) becomes an unlikely hero in the Christian-Muslim religious wars of the 12th century in Scott’s masterful Crusades drama, presented here in the rarely screened director’s cut.

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Prometheus (Members Only Sneak Preview)

Prometheus (Members Only Sneak Preview)

Ridley Scott | 2012 | Dolby 3D | 124 mins

Sneak preview for current Film Society Members only!

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe in Scott’s long-awaited return to the genre he helped to define. 3D Ticket Price: $17 for Members.

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Robin Hood

Robin Hood

Ridley Scott | 2010 | 35mm | 140 mins

Russell Crowe is an older, wizened Robin Hood and Cate Blanchett a hesitant, widowed Marian in Scott’s lyrical, revisionist take on the classic legend.

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1492: Conquest Of Paradise

1492: Conquest Of Paradise

Ridley Scott | 1992 | 35mm | 154 mins

Scott’s visually stunning, psychologically complex Christopher Columbus bio-pic views the Italian explorer (played by Gérard Depardieu) as a great but flawed man of his times.

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Alien

Alien

Ridley Scott | 1979 | 35mm | 117 mins

In space, no one can hear you scream...except for the face-hugging, chest-exploding ETs at the center of Scott’s terrifying, hugely influential sci-fi classic. 

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American Gangster

American Gangster

Ridley Scott | 2007 | 35mm | 157 mins

An honest cop (Russell Crowe) works to take down the thriving heroin empire of gangster Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) in Scott’s sprawling, African-American companion piece to The Godfather.

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Black Rain

Black Rain

Ridley Scott | 1989 | 35mm | 125 mins

Brash NYC cop Michael Douglas and partner Andy Garcia team with a veteran Japanese lawman (the great Ken Takakura) to track a missing Yakuza henchman in this sleek, suspenseful East-meets-West thriller.

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The Duellists

The Duellists

Ridley Scott | 1977 | HDCAM | 100 mins

Harvey Keitel and Keith Carradine are Napoleonic soldiers who allow a petty squabble to erupt into an absurd, lifelong feud in Scott’s dazzling debut feature, adapted from a Joseph Conrad novella. Screening with Boy and Bicycle. Ridley Scott, 1965, UK, Digital; 27m. Scott’s abstract short, made while he was a photography student, stars his brother Tony as a truant schoolboy in an industrial British coastal town.

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Hannibal

Hannibal

Ridley Scott | 2001 | 35mm | 131 mins

Hannibal the Cannibal is back in Scott’s mordantly funny, darkly romantic Silence of the Lambs sequel. With Anthony Hopkins in top form, and Julianne Moore ably picking up where Jodie Foster left off.

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Legend

Legend

Ridley Scott | 1985 | 35mm | 94 mins

Mythical hero Tom Cruise teams up with an assortment of elves, fairies and dwarves to vanquish the forces of darkness in this visually extravagant, cult-classic fantasy.

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Matchstick Men

Matchstick Men

Ridley Scott | 2003 | 35mm | 116 mins

A phobic con artist (Nicolas Cage), his protégé (Sam Rockwell) and the teenage daughter (Alison Lohman) he never knew he had team up to pull the heist of a lifetime in this delightful caper comedy.

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Someone To Watch Over Me

Someone To Watch Over Me

Ridley Scott | 1987 | 35mm | 106 mins

One of Scott’s most underrated and surprising pictures, this elegant modern-day film noir stars Tom Berenger as a detective assigned to protect the wealthy Manhattan socialite (Mimi Rogers) who has witnessed a brutal murder.

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Thelma & Louise

Thelma & Louise

Ridley Scott | 1991 | 35mm | 130 mins

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Gal pals turned fugitives Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon go on the lam in Scott’s iconic feminist road movie, nominated for six Oscars and winner for Best Original Screenplay.

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White Squall

White Squall

Ridley Scott | 1996 | 35mm | 129 mins

Jeff Bridges is superb as the disciplinarian headmaster of a youth sailing academy in this fact-based tale of the doomed final voyage of the brigantine Albatross.

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