Alien and Blade Runner director Ridley Scott talked about his attitude towards moving cinema online. According to him, dialogue with the audience is more important to him than financial issues.
We chose the main thing from the material.
- Ridley Scott worked in television long before he went into the cinema. In his youth, he directed about 2.5 thousand videos, but they paid little for this, about $ 100 a week. The director was once paid $ 133 in cash
- This year, despite the pandemic, has not been particularly difficult for Scott. Even in the current environment, he was able to film “The Final Duel” with Adam Driver, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jodie Comer
- The director decided to shoot fantastic films under the impression of watching Stanley Kubrick’s paintings
I strongly believe in what Kubrick talked about in 2001: A Space Odyssey – that we were contacted a long time ago. Of course, they contacted us. Do you think that we were born thanks to an accidental disaster that happened billions of years ago?
I don’t think so. Too many coincidences had to happen for, figuratively speaking, the formula “twice two is four” turned into a gigantic, mind-bogglingly complex equation. Someone had to guide us, show us the way.
- The director believes that the universe is so large that a person cannot yet understand and master its scale neither in reality, nor even in science fiction.
- Scott doesn’t mind the movies going online, because more people will see what the directors have filmed. The director is not opposed to the release of his upcoming films immediately in the streaming service, if it would be convenient for viewers
Money aside, that’s great. After all, ideally, the more viewers, the better. And it’s not about fees, but about communication. After all, this is our job – to interact with people. And it’s good when people like it.
And in streaming services, you can watch everything voraciously. Play a TV show like ours, grab three bottles of wine and watch 10 hours in a row if you want.
Raised by Wolves premiered on HBO Mac in September. The first two episodes were directed by Ridley Scott himself. The show was warmly received by critics and viewers, so the series was renewed for a second season.