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House of Gucci film draws ire from Gucci family

1 December 2021

House of Gucci, Ridley Scott’s depiction of events leading up the to the 1995 murder of Maurizio Gucci, former head of the same Italian fashion house, has been criticised by the Gucci family as being inaccurate and insensitive:

“The production of the film did not bother to consult the heirs before describing Aldo Gucci — president of the company for 30 years — and the members of the Gucci family as thugs, ignorant and insensitive to the world around them,” the statement said. “This is extremely painful from a human point of view and an insult to the legacy on which the brand is built today.”

Meanwhile Lady Gaga’s portrayal of Patrizia Reggiani has been lauded by film critics, with at least one suggesting she deserves an Oscar for her work.

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Ridley Scott blames oblong obsession for The Last Duel’s poor showing

26 November 2021

It seems Ridley Scott’s latest feature The Last Duel isn’t doing too well at the box-office, and the celebrated director is pointing the finger of blame at smartphones, and millennials apparent obsession with them:

“I think what it boils down to – what we’ve got today [are] the audiences who were brought up on these fucking cell phones,” Scott said. “The millennian, [who] do not ever want to be taught anything unless you told it on the cell phone… This is a broad stroke, but I think we’re dealing with it right now with Facebook. This is a misdirection that has happened where it’s given the wrong kind of confidence to this latest generation, I think.”

By that rationale though wouldn’t most movies, not just historical dramas, be doing poorly at the box-office?

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House of Gucci, a film by Ridley Scott

1 November 2021

Ridley Scott has put together a star studded cast including Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Salma Hayek, Jared Leto, Al Pacino, and Jeremy Irons, for his adaptation of House of Gucci (trailer), based on the 2002 book by Sara Gay Forden. Not that a star studded cast really makes much difference to whether I see a film or not.

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