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1965 (UK) See more »
A teenage boy plays truant from school, and spends the day riding around the town and the deserted beach on his bicycle, letting his mind wander as he imagines he is the only person in the world. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Tony Scott ... The Boy

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Ridley Scott 
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Ridley Scott (written by)

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Ridley Scott .... producer
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Ridley Scott 
Sound Department
Brian Hodgson .... sound recordist
Murray Marshall .... sound recordist
Music Department
John Baker .... composer: incidental music
John Barry .... composer: theme music
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27 min
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Ridley Scott had already shot the footage for this first short film while studying at the Royal College of Art in 1961. It was funded with £65 (for film and processing) and a Bolex 16mm camera (he could use a month for free) by the RCA. But the film (including soundtrack, music and titles) would only be completed and copyrighted in 1965 with a £250 grant from the British Film Institute.See more »
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Interesting first effort from a master visualist, 23 June 2003
Author: Steve Power (Eldorodo) from Mt. Pearl, Newfoundland

Found as an extra on Ridley's fantastic feature debut, THE DUELLISTS, this short film is actually Ridley Scott's first completed work. Originally done during schooling, the student nature of the film is quite evident. Yet despite this, it is representative of Ridley's unconventional visual style, and his excellent eye for composition. This underrated director gives us stark visuals in black and white and using only natural light, making the film all that much more special. The narrative is somewhat obtuse, a peek into a young boy's thoughts as he rides around a small English town playing hooky. Definitely art house material, and thus not for everybody, but a must see for anyone with an interest in direction, cinematography or a die hard Ridley Scott fan. Almost as essential as THE DUELLISTS itself.

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