Ridley Scott Quotes


Best 60 Quotes by Ridley Scott – Page 1 of 2

“A hit for me is if I enjoy the movie, if I personally enjoy the movie.”

“And anyway, it's only movies. to stop me I think they'll ahve to shoot me in the head.”

“And I maintain good relationships with all the studios so I've never been bullied into any cut, frankly.”

“As soon as you're at the higher levels of budgeting, you've got to get the film made, and the only way to support the film is to have actors who can support the budget.”

“Blade Runner appears regularly, two or three times a year in various shapes and forms of science fiction. It set the pace for what is essentially urban science fiction, urban future and it's why I've never re-visited that area because I feel I've done it.”

“Blade Runner' was a comic strip. It was a comic strip! It was a very dark comic strip. Comic metaphorically.”

“But Gladiator is one of my favourite adventures because I really loved going into the world. I loved creating the world to the degree where you could almost smell it.”

“Choosing location is integral to the film: in essence, another character.”

“Churchill strikes a note in my life because my father worked on Mulberry Harbour, which was the code name for the temporary concrete harbours which were towed across the Channel to make the D-day landings in France possible.”

“Do what you haven't done is the key, I think.”

“For 'Prometheus,' I came back to a very simple question that haunted me that appears in the first 'Alien,' and no one answered in subsequent Alien films: who was the 'Space Jockey' – the big guy in the seat? If you really go into that, it becomes the basis for a pretty interesting story.”

“Good FBI officers are not noticeable. You would never look at them.”

“How can you look at the galaxy and not feel insignificant?”

“I always shoot my movies with score as certainly part of the dialogue. Music is dialogue. People don't think about it that way, but music is actually dialogue. And sometimes music is the final, finished, additional dialogue. Music can be one of the final characters in the film.”

“I am a science fiction enthusiast, really, deep down.”

“I am in a constant stage of development.”

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“I do a pretty good job at casting actually.”

“I don't ever blink, honestly.”

“I had been very impressed with the voiceover of 'Apocalypse Now,' with Martin Sheen's voice. That was a great voiceover; it really internalized the Martin Sheen character, who was essentially fairly low key and didn't say a lot during the whole movie. But he thought a lot, so I always thought that was really great.”

“I like Wadi Rum – it's the best view I've ever seen of what could be Mars.”

“I think if I'm going to do a science fiction, I'm going to go down a new path that I want to do.”

“I think one of the successes of Gladiator is how we manage to turn on a dime the character from one thing to another where you believe he is one thing and he is something very different.”

“I think there are a lot of men who feel they're being emasculated by having the woman be in charge; I've never had that problem.”

“I think there's nothing worse than inertia. You can be inert and study your navel, and gradually fall off the chair. I think the key is to keep flying.”

“I think, at the end of the day, filmmaking is a team, but eventually there's got to be a captain.”

“I want a certificate that allows me to make as big a box office as possible.”

“I was always amazed about how much I could finally squeeze into a thirty second commercial.”

“I was always aware that this whole Earth is on overload.”

“I watched Someone to Watch Over Me the other night. I thought it was a really good movie. It's a great movie.”

“I'm a yarn teller. My job is to engage you as much as I can and as often as I can.”

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