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The Carolyn Jackson Collection, no. 41 - Interview with Ridley Scott

Carolyn Jackson

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  •  Carolyn Jackson asks director Ridley Scott about his move from commercials to motion pictures 
  •  Scott discusses working both in front of and behind the camera 
  •  Why the movie received a R rating 
  •  Jackson confronts the director about an open-ended scene 
  •  Scott explains the process of rotoscoping 
  •  Scott asks Jackson about Austin news stations 
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Austin television personality Carolyn Jackson interviews director Ridley Scott about his film, Alien. The discussion ranges over a variety of topics including Scott's move from directing commercials to feature films, his decision to both direct and act in the film, and choices that affected the film's MPAA rating. He also talks about the special effects used in the film, explaining the process of rotoscoping. After the interview has officially ended the camera captures a few moments of Jackson and Scott talking about Austin. Please note, at times video quality is poor due to deterioration of the original tape.

Carolyn Jackson was on the air in Austin as a daytime lifestyle show host during the late 1960s and 1970s. She began her broadcast career when she joined KTBC in 1968 as the host of Women's World, which was later renamed The Carolyn Jackson Show. In the late 1970s, Jackson moved the show to KTVV (now NBC affiliate KXAN).

These excerpts represent a small sample of Jackson's work. The bulk of her collection is made up of interviews with Texas personalities or from Hollywood film release press junkets, but the collection also includes feature stories, outtakes, and behind the scenes clips.