My Top Ten Ridley Scott Movies

Happy Birthday to Ridley Scott, who turns 84 today.

I used to do these top ten lists for the birthdays of directors & actors/actresses. Not sure why I stopped but I still have plenty sitting in drafts. I had to change this one from “turns 80 today” to “turns 84”, so it was in there a while.

Well, I figured it was time to drag this one out of drafts with the recent releases of two Ridley Scott films. Which I haven’t seen as I’m still not going to the cinema! That’s partly due to viruses and not missing inconsiderate audiences anyway but also thanks to being completely & utterly broke. To be honest, though, neither of the two new ones appeal to me – I can update this list if need be when I do see them but I doubt they’d be very high.

So, counting down to my favorite & including all I’ve seen, here are My Top Ten Ridley Scott Movies: (I love the top three, really like 4 & 5, and could probably do with rewatching all of the rest. Except those highly disappointing Alien thingies…)

The Rest That I’ve Seen:

12. Black Rain
11. Hannibal

My Top Ten:

10. Alien: Covenant

9. Prometheus

8. Matchstick Men

7. Legend (but need to rewatch this)

6. American Gangster (could do with rewatching this too)

5. The Martian

4. Gladiator

3. Thelma & Louise (if I was honest with myself I’d put this at number 2 – I’ve watched this one way more)

2. Blade Runner

1. Alien (love love love love love!)

Not Seen:
House Of Gucci, The Last Duel, All The Money In The World, The Duellists, Someone To Watch Over Me, 1492: Conquest Of Paradise, White Squall, G.I. Jane, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom Of Heaven, A Good Year, Body Of Lies, Robin Hood, The Counsellor, Exodus: Gods And Kings

Figured I should also mention some famous ads directed by Ridley Scott – Hovis: Boy On The Bike & the great Apple Mac: 1984. I remember watching & discussing the Apple Mac one in an advertising course in college. Here it is:

Music Video Friday: Ladyhawke – My Delirium 

This week’s music video is My Delirium by Ladyhawke.

Not this one:

But this one (real name Pip Brown):

Although Ladyhawke is an awesome movie, which is why Phillipa Brown named herself after it.

I’ve realized that all my Music Video Friday posts have so far focused on videos that I really like even if I don’t always like the songs as well (such as Blind Melon’s No Rain or Soul Asylum’s Runaway Train). I’ll still mainly post videos that I think are cool but I’ll sometimes post a song that I think is really great.

I’d not seen the video for My Delirium until I decided that I’d like to do a post about it. It’s a decent video – I like the artwork (by artist Sarah Larnach, who also did the artwork for Ladyhawke’s self-titled debut album) and I like that there are a couple of Thelma & Louise references (Pip Brown seems to be a movie fan!). But I really love the song.

Listening to AN ALBUM is such a weird thing these days. It’s not the same without physical CDs (yeah – I know they still exist but who really buys them??). It’s more often about individual singles now & I really miss my teenage years when I’d listen to an entire album that I loved over & over again. In the past decade, there are probably less than ten albums (or five?!) that I’ve listened to in their entirety but Ladyhawke’s album was one of those. I loved the very 80’s vibe of the whole thing. My Delirium, however, was definitely the best single & I’ve been listening to it a lot again since loading more songs back onto my phone. 

Ladyhawke did release a second album in 2012 but I’ll admit that I’ve not checked it out. What can I say? Life gets in the way. I know I often miss out on good current music as you really have to go out of your way to seek it out nowadays (the radio sucks). So I keep returning to old favorites. Have a listen to My Delirium (2008 is pretty recent for me!): 🙂