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    If You Read Just One 'Prometheus' Review This Week...

    ...I think it's got to be Andrew O'Hehir's at Salon.

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    The Films Of Ridley Scott: A Retrospective

    Ridley Scott is, in some circles anyhow, a god. Practically treated as royalty with laudatory genuflection from certain film enthusiasts — generally genre fetishists — he has turned in two unimpeachable cinema touchstones, "Blade Runner" and "Alien," plus a few other arguable modern semi-classics in...

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    SIMON SAYS: Trying Harder: What PROMETHEUS Gets Right

    One character in Prometheus sums up why Ridley Scott's return to his 1979 science fiction milestone is as refreshing as it is, in just two words: "Try harder."

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    The Best Film Writing About the 'Alien' Franchise on the Internet

    To get you geared up for the premiere of "Prometheus" this Friday, here are ten great pieces about the franchise so far.

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    In a Summer Where Indie Sci-Fi Rules, 'Prometheus' Is Better Than It Has Any Right To Be

    There were plenty of reasons not to expect much from Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," primarily because Scott hasn't made a good movie in years. Thankfully, that's no longer the case.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Ridley Scott's PROMETHEUS Timeline

    It’s perplexing to survey the recent surge of excitement from sci-fi movie fans about Ridley Scott. Sure, Scott’s two directorial sci-fi films—"Alien" and "Blade Runner"—set the benchmarks for the sci-fi horror and the sci-fi futuristic thriller, respectively, but Scott hasn’t directed a sci-fi film...

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    BAMCinematek Celebrates Tangerine Dream: We Pick Their 5 Best Soundtrack Scores

    As the New York Times so aptly observed this weekend, eerie '80s synths score are synonymous with the German experimental electronic music group Tangerine Dream. And yet, the group and their sinister and moody, but anonymous modulations, we're never celebrated as loudly in that era (or since) compar...

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    The Pros and Cons of Directors' Cuts

    On the whole, are directors' cuts good or bad for movies?

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    Now and Then: Wes Anderson and Ridley Scott, Two Master Stylists Whose Best Work Is Past

    Let me begin by clarifying my headline. I am not saying that Wes Anderson and Ridley Scott, two master stylists with new movies in theaters, will not someday surpass their best films; that kind of prediction is impossible and counterproductive. But it must be admitted that they set the bar high, and...

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    Ridley Scott Reveals He's Working On The Biblical Tale 'Moses'

    One only has to look at Ridley Scott's IMDB page to realize of the many, many, many, many projects he has in development, at the age of 74, the sand in hourglass is running out and he's not going to get to them all. But don't tell him that, as the director keeps piling them on. Most rece...

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