The Last Duel director Ridley Scott lashes out at journalist who calls his film “more realistic” than the previous work
Ridley Scott is a filmmaker who has no problem speaking his mind and he sticks to his form and doesn’t mince words during a recent exchange with a Russian journalist about his film, The last duel. In the interview, the journalist comments on how The last duel is “more realistic” than Scott’s previous works, Kingdom of paradise Where Robin Hood, and Scott has very chosen words for the comment. The filmmaker quickly cut the reporter off.
“Sir, fuck you. Fuck you,” Scott said. “Thank you very much, fuck yourself.” Fuck you, sir. Keep going. “
This isn’t the first time Scott has commented very directly on The last duel. Previously, during an appearance on the WTF Podcast, Scott said the problem with the film’s poor box office performance was Millennials and their cell phone use. The film was very well received, critically, but performed poorly at the box office.
“Disney has done a fantastic promotional job,” Scott said. “The bosses loved the movie because I was worried it wasn’t for them. I think it comes down to – what we have today [are] the audience that was raised on those fucking cell phones. The millennium [who] I never want to learn anything unless you say it on the cell phone. It’s a general trait, but I think we’re talking about it right now with Facebook. It’s a bad direction that happened when we put the wrong trust in this last generation, I think. “
Even though Scott put the film’s woes at the box office on the shoulders of a particular demographic, he noted that his comments were a “big hit,” and many noted that there are likely a number of factors that explain why the film wasn’t as much of a box office draw as it could have been, among them being its genre, the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and more.
Scott continued in this interview by noting that he was standing behind his film and not looking back.
“It’s the call you make,” Scott said. “That’s the call that Fox made. We all thought it was a great scenario. And we did. You can’t win all the time. I never had any regrets about any. movie I’ve ever made. Nothing. I learned early on to be your own reviewer. The only thing you really should have an opinion on is what you just did. Walk away. Make sure to be happy. And don’t look back. It’s me.
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