In: 16.47.44 Out: 16.48.04
Sound Bite: Ridley Scott – you read the novel?
Yeah well my job’s about reading. Fundamentally my job between making movies is reading reading reading, developing material, spotting writers, who’s good who’s interesting, and there are only ever a few, you know that, and um and then trying to find what I’m going to do next and next and next and next. I’m already, I’ve always lined up about 3 ahead.
In: 16.48.13 Out: 16.48.29
Sound Bite: Ridley Scott – on Russell Crowe
There’s a common, common bond, bonds a bad word, bond and actually raising the bar I think, and I think Russ is a good one to raise it with because he’s gone, “Nah, we’ve done that, have we done that?” I say, “Yeah, we’ve done that before.”
In: 16.48.38 Out: 16.49.08
Sound Bite: Ridley Scott – more on Crowe
He can do anything. It’s people say, can’t he, and I say of course he’s an actor, they like to dress up and invent voices, that’s what they do. That’s their passion and talent and so people say can he play, and I say of course he can play anything. (talks) Well that was the discussion, I said Jeffrey Wigand, oh, you know, oh like that, yeah ? have you? Bad knees, ex-football player, you know funny walk.
In: 16.49.31 Out: 16.49.44
Sound Bite: Ridley Scott – did he learn anything like how dangerous the world could be by researching the CIA
No I know how dangerous the world is, yeah. I mean I travel enough to know how dangerous the world is. I travel enough also to know how to be sensible and um yeah.
In: 16.50.02 Out: 16.50.33
Sound Bite: Ridley Scott – did he know the dynamic between Crowe and DiCaprio?
No, I mean I had seen the film of course, um but um no I didn’t know the dynamic and uh so I just mentioned to, Leo is kind of almost first in by a hair’s breath because he was with Warner’s and this film is with Warner’s and Donald De Line and I were producing it and um and so then Leo was in I was able to say to Russell, listen, Leo’s in, come on, it’d be great.
Description: HRN-2703 Body of Lies Ridley Scott
Keywords: movie director
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