20 August 2012 11:58 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Tony Scott and I became friends in the early days of British Cinema. Tony asked me to join Rsa to make commercials after I had designed a few for him and Ridley, but I had just got the green light on Black Angel from George Lucas, so I concentrated on getting that made and a film career.  It was a strange time in Britain. Ridley, Alan Parker and Tony, were especially singled out by the “serious” critics as being commercial directors who made TV ads and were thus dismissed as such.  Time has shown that these critics were clearly out of touch with the changes coming and cinema, after all, is a commercial industry. 

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- samueldzimmerman@gmail.com (Roger Christian)

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