1492: Conquest Of Paradise (1992)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB

France/Spain, 1992.  , Légende Films, France 3 Cinéma, Due West, Cyrkfilms, Ministère de la Culture, Spanish Ministry of Culture.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , Ridley Scott.  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by , .  Film Editing by , , , ,

This Ridley Scott disaster chronicles Christopher Columbus and his discovery of America, trying to maintain a peaceful colony until the Spanish government recalls him to Europe. Gerard Depardieu puts a lot of energy into the lead role, but the screenplay is wooden and the film drags on endlessly.   Sigourney Weaver does a fair bit of good as the Spanish queen who believes in Columbus, but she constantly seems out of place from the rest of the movie whenever she’s on screen.

Golden Globe Award Nomination:  Best Original Score

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