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Great Scott: an overview

We have definitely amused ourselves in doing this particular set of reviews. It was fascinating to see the Scotts’ style over a few (um, four) decades. Final thoughts: Ridley – Alien (1979) J: In space nobody can hear you scream. Slow burn but magnificent film. A: not one I’ll rewatch endlessly, but beautifully constructed.  Ridley – Blade Runner (1982) J: Zzzzzzzzz….  A: […]

Great Scott presents: Crimson Tide

Crimson Tide Tony: 1995 Every fortnight (ish)* my beloved and I are watching a film by either Ridley or Tony Scott. We’re watching in chronological order. There are, of course, spoilers. A: The captain of a US nuclear missile sub is as powerful as the president of the US or Russia? Really? J: Ok – A […]

Great Scott: Beverley Hills Cop II

Tony: 1987 Every fortnight (ish)* my beloved and I are watching a film by either Ridley or Tony Scott. We’re watching in chronological order. There are, of course, spoilers. *Haven’t sourced Bladerunner yet. We will get there, promise. And fortnightly it ain’t… For the record, yes we did watch Axel Foley’s first outing in Beverley Hills Cop right […]

Great Scott! presents: Top Gun

Tony: 1986 Every fortnight (ish)* my beloved and I are watching a film by either Ridley or Tony Scott. We’re watching in chronological order. There are, of course, spoilers. *Yeh… not so much with the fortnight(ish)… but we ARE still committed to it! (Of course, this is not actually chronological. But that’s because it turns out Bladerunner isn’t […]

Great Scott! presents: Alien

Ridley: 1979 Every fortnight (ish) my beloved and I are watching a film by either Ridley or Tony Scott. We’re watching in chronological order. There are, of course, spoilers. General thoughts: I love the music, and the lack of music is quite stark in a number of these scenes – when they’re looking through the cabinets […]

Great Scott! A reviewing adventure

We are big fans of adventure and action films. My beloved is an unrepentant Top Gun fan, much to my dismay. We’ve both liked various Tony and Ridley Scott films over the years. So we thought, why not do a best-of viewing? That would be fun! And then I looked at IMDB and MetaCritic, and it […]

The Martian

The final in our Great Scott! reviewing adventure. The Martian Ridley (2015) A: Basically this is our reward for getting through the others. We saw it twice in the cinema… J: Mars has never been rendered more beautifully. A: or realistically. I love that this is not the first mission, but well into the history […]

Robin Hood (2010)

Getting through Great Scott! Robin Hood Ridley (2010) A: And so we come to the only film on our list that neither of us has seen. This promises to be interesting. I have an abiding fascination with Robin Hood: both visually (I will quote the animated version at you; I don’t care if you disapprove […]

Spy Game

Great Scott! Spy Game – 2001 – Tony Scott J: We’re entering into risky territory tonight for both of us.  Me because I’ve always rated Spy Game among my favourite films, but perhaps have never watched it critically… Alex because she ‘hates Spy Game’ and always refuses to watch is with me… until this project […]

Gladiator

And we’re back to Great Scott! Gladiator (Ridley, 2000) James has never seen it before; Alex hasn’t seen it in a very long time. A: Opens by telling us how mighty the Roman Empire is at its height – ¼ of the world’s population!!! Marcus Auerlius is about to fight the last of the ‘barbarians’… […]