Friday, July 10, 2009

Ridley Scott on 2001 -A Space Odyssey

In a speech at the 2007 Venice Film Festival at special screening of his seminal noir thriller Blade Runner, Sir Ridley Scott, the legendary director of Alien, announced that he believes that science-fiction as a genre is dead, gone the way of Westerns.

Scott believes that although the flashy effects of block-busters such as The Matrix, Independence Day and The War of the Worlds, may sell tickets, that none can beat Stanley Kubrick’s haunting 1968 epic 2001: A Space Odyssey. The film is as fresh and perhaps more relevant today as the day it premiered.
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