The Anglo-American filmmaker stages the young English actress in the role of Marguerite de Carrouges. A film where the female point of view has been particularly careful.
From Duelists (1977), his first film, at Last Duel, Ridley Scott has a fighting spirit. “Every day of my life is a duel, confirms the Anglo-American filmmaker. With the studios, the financiers… If you can’t stand the stress, don’t do my job. ” When it comes to stress, Scott has been served throughout a prolific career. One example among many: in 2017, when Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual assault while he was starring in All the money in the world, in the role of billionaire J. Paul Getty. The film is good to throw in the trash. Scott does not resign himself and returns the twenty-two necessary scenes with a new actor, Christopher Plummer. A costly decision ($ 10 million, or a quarter of the budget) that saves the film.
Even more devastating than the #MeToo wave, the Covid-19. The global pandemic will have blocked two feature films shot by Scott in less than two years: The Last Duel and House of Gucci, on the assassination of the heir to the
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