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The Politics Of Ridley Scott's Blockbuster Film Prometheus

neocon9 Wrote: Jun 14, 2012 11:55 AM
Jerry, your fellow students must have truely hated you when you were in school. I have to confess, I enjoyed your essay and would probably give you an A . But I haven't seen Prometheus yet.
Ridley Scott likes to think big thoughts, and he likes to put them into big movies. It seems as though he’s decided to put all his biggest thoughts into his latest big movie. The result is Prometheus, which is the name of the film, the spaceship in which much of the story transpires, and of an ancient Greek proto-god who gave knowledge to mankind.
 
As you can see, Scott also likes to name things in significant ways, especially spaceships. The original Alien movie is set mainly on a spaceship named Nostromo, which is taken from a Joseph Conrad novel of the same name. Nostromo is an...
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