About the book:
Currently experiencing something of a renaissance, with "Gladiator", "Hannibal" and "Black Hawk Down" Scott's career has reclaimed the prominence it had in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Working within some of the classic genres of cinema (horror, epic, war movie, adventure, science fiction, road movie), Scott is a vivid and powerful film director whose work exemplifies intelligent mainstream cinema. Known for his "whizz bang" visuals and his background in commercials, he has proved himself at fusing powerful images with rich drama and metaphor. He is equally at home on the desert highways of "Thelma and Louise" as he is on the high seas of "White Squall", in the future world of "Blade Runner" and the spaceships of "Alien". He has worked with many of contemporary cinema's most accomplished stars (Sigourney Weaver, Tom Cruise, Susan Sarandon, Russell Crowe, Ewan McGregor and Anthony Hopkins ammong others) and often provided them with opportunities to revise their image. This guide includes each of Scott's films chronologically, but also covers his frequent collaborators, his thoughts on his own films and a section on his unrealized projects.