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Boy and Bicycle
Boy and Bicycle

Boy and Bicycle 1965


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Boy and Bicycle 1965 PG

United Kingdom Director. Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott’s first film – featuring his younger brother, the late Tony Scott, as a schoolboy playing truant for the day to meander around Hartlepool on his bicycle – is a far cry from the director’s Hollywood blockbusters, a lyrical and highly personal evocation of the early sixties North East.

Taking inspiration from James Joyce’s Ulysses, Scott employs a stream of consciousness that reveals the everyday thoughts and frustrations of the teenage schoolboy. Scott shot in black and white on a Bolex 16mm cine-camera while studying photography at the Royal College of Art in London in 1962. In post-production, Scott was able to secure a score from John Barry, with the composer recording an original piece after being impressed with the young filmmaker’s work.

Directed by

Ridley Scott


Tony Scott




Setting Off Freewheeling Shorts


PG Contains mild language and one image of a dead dog.




United Kingdom



Production company

British Film Institute Experimental Film Fund

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