Dark angels: Blake, Milton, and Lovecraft in Ridley Scott's Prometheus

Whittaker, Jason (2018) Dark angels: Blake, Milton, and Lovecraft in Ridley Scott's Prometheus. In: William Blake's gothic imagination: bodies of horror. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9781526121943

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William Blake has long been an influence in Ridley Scott’s work, most famously via the
(mis)quotation of lines from Blake’s America by Roy Batty in Blade Runner and more
extensively through the design work of Gorton Assheton and motifs based on “The Angel” and
“The Sick Rose” in Legend, as well as drawing on Thomas Harris’s dialogue with Blake in the
Hannibal Lecter trilogy. This chapter examines some of the ways in which Scott references
Blake’s visual imagery in conjunction with the cosmologies of Milton and H.P. Lovecraft in his
flawed but fascinating 2012 film, Prometheus.

Keywords:William Blake, Ridley Scott, John Milton, H. P. Lovecraft, film, literature, gothic, horror, Alien movies
Subjects:Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q320 English Literature
P Mass Communications and Documentation > P303 Film studies
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (English)
ID Code:31459
Deposited On:28 Mar 2018 09:14

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