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Boy And Bicycle

Short Film | United Kingdom | 1959
DirectorRidley Scott
Director of PhotographyRidley Scott
WriterRidley Scott
ActorTony Scott
LocationIn an around Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Negative format16mm, black and white
NoteShot while in Art School in the year 1955, the film gives a glimpse at Ridley Scott's early efforts and talent. As such, there are some trademark moments in here already: a dead/destroyed doll head, which will return in "The Bladerunner", and the jaw and teeth of a decaying dog, resembling moments in "Alien".
In the director's commentary as part of the Cinema 16 DVD, Scott tells the listener, that while shooting this one he was especially insipered by the works of James Joyce, Akira Kurosawa and Ingmar Bergman. And as with most of Scott's films, the whole short was mainly storyboarded in advance by the director himself.
NoteRidley Scott operated and shoot the film himself, with a Bolex borrowed from art school, his brother as actor and his dad as camera car driver.
Runtime27 minutes

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