Ridley Scott donated his personal collection of materials related to the creation of his famous movies to the School of Motion Picture Arts of the University of Southern California. This is reported by the Variety edition.
The collection includes scripts, awards, photographs from movie sets, illustrations and props, recordings of the director himself and much more. It covers the period from 1977 to 2012 and illustrates the history of such movies as "Alien", "Blade Runner", "Gladiator", "Kingdom of Heaven" and others.
"I have great respect for this educational institution. If I had studied there, my career in cinema would surely have begun earlier," Ridley Scott himself commented on his gift.
Note that the School of Motion Picture Arts at the University of Southern California is one of the oldest educational institutions of this kind. It was organized in 1929 with the support of the American Film Academy. Many famous moviemakers studied here, for example, Ron Howard, Robert Zemeckis, George Lucas and many others.
In 2006, George Lucas donated $ 175 million for the construction of the new building of the educational institution. The largest Hollywood movie studios also provide financial support to the school.
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