Boy & Bicycle - Ridley Scott's first film 1965





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Uploaded on Sep 22, 2009

This is a clip of Ridley Scott's first film, made initially on a budget of £65 using a Bolex 16mm cine-camera, and completed in 1965 with the help of a grant provided by the BFI's Experimental Film Fund.
UK 1965 Dir Ridley Scott
Produced by Ridley Scott
Production company: the BFI Experimental Film Fund
Starring Tony Scott
c. 27 mins. Black and white

The film follows a boy as he plays truant from school and visits various locations around the seaside town on his bicycle. We hear his thoughts in a stream of consciousness voice-over partly inspired by James Joyce's 1922 novel Ulysses.

"Courtesy of the British Film Institute (BFI) under the terms of the Creative Archive Licence at http://www.bfi.org.uk/creative".

keywords: south shields hartlepool tyne wear west college of art teesside teeside county durham


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