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Old 07-10-23, 03:43 PM
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Re: Napoleon (2023, D: Ridley Scott) S: Joaquin Phoenix

Originally Posted by windom
It might be interesting just to see what this guy was up to before he was introduced to ice cream and waterslides.

Or got to meet the Time Bandits.
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Old 07-10-23, 04:10 PM
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Re: Napoleon (2023, D: Ridley Scott) S: Joaquin Phoenix

Originally Posted by DJariya
A few weeks ago I watched an old interview with Ridley on my Hannibal 4K disc. He said back then (2001) he never writes and isn't good at it. So it's really about the material that's given to him by the studio. He's more of a visual storyteller. The people who criticize him IMO give him too much shit for the writing when it's just his job to bring what's given to him to create visually.

I looked at IMDB and the writer of this movie David Scarpa last worked on the Amazon show The Man in the High Castle and also wrote All the Money in the world. He's also working with Scott on Gladiator 2. He doesn't have a big resume, but has a few decent credits.

It actually makes sense when you consider the fact that Scott (both Ridley and Tony) made a name for himself doing commercials. His job has always been to make something that generates interest in a product, but the product itself has to take things from that point.
In terms of the writer, he seems to be on a history kick. He's done this, the new Gladiator, and is credited with the Gal Gadot Cleopatra that's been in development for the better part of a decade.
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Re: Napoleon (2023, D: Ridley Scott) S: Joaquin Phoenix

Looks amazing
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Re: Napoleon (2023, D: Ridley Scott) S: Joaquin Phoenix

Originally Posted by Throwing Copper
I have a feeling this is gonna be lousy. I also think Phoenix doesn’t seem right for this.
I think Martin Weir would've been a far better choice...
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Re: Napoleon (2023, D: Ridley Scott) S: Joaquin Phoenix

Originally Posted by TheMovieman
I think Martin Weir would've been a far better choice...


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Re: Napoleon (2023, D: Ridley Scott) S: Joaquin Phoenix

Looks lame.

And speak French, damnit!
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I feel like we just need a moratorium on historical films and/or biopics for a while
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Re: Napoleon (2023, D: Ridley Scott) S: Joaquin Phoenix

Originally Posted by TheMovieman
I think 2 time academy award nominee Martin Weir would've been a far better choice...
Ftfy
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Re: Napoleon (2023, D: Ridley Scott) S: Joaquin Phoenix

I think it looks entertaining
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Re: Napoleon (2023, D: Ridley Scott) S: Joaquin Phoenix

Hadn't been paying attention to this, but saw some of the trailer and it has me interested. Well, that, and the combo of Scott and Phoenix all make me want to see it. But I must say the lack of French speaking and all the British accents in the roles did make be chuckle.
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Re: Napoleon (2023, D: Ridley Scott) S: Joaquin Phoenix

In a recent interview with Total Film Magazine, Ridley Scott confirmed that he is working on the Napoleon director’s cut, which is expected to be released on Apple TV+ following the film’s theatrical release on November 22. At the moment, the total running time for the director’s cut of the Joaquin Phoenix-led biographical war drama is currently over four hours long.

“I’m working on it. It was four [hours] 10 [minutes] this morning,” Scott said. “And so what will happen is, we’ll screen [the theatrical cut] first with Sony, and then it has its run, and then the perfect thing is that [the director’s cut] goes to streaming, and we have four hours 10 minutes.”
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Re: Napoleon (2023, D: Ridley Scott) S: Joaquin Phoenix

4 hours and 10 minutes. Wow. I'm definitely going to see this in the theater, but I don't know if I have it in me to watch it again at 4+ hours.
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Tempted to just wait until the 4 hour cut hits Apple.
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Even for a Directors Cut, I figured a movie about Napoleon would be... short.
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Re: Napoleon (2023, D: Ridley Scott) S: Joaquin Phoenix

Still looks badass!
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iPic Theaters has their tickets for this going on sale November 5th at 9:01pm PST.

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Presale tickets are on sale at Regal Theaters.
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Re: Napoleon (2023, D: Ridley Scott) S: Joaquin Phoenix

Reviews coming in: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/napoleon_2023

Screenings start next Tuesday.
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Catching it in IMAX on Tuesday. No Atmos showings at my theater - they have those split between the Hunger Games prequels and some other movie called Wish.


It will be in ATMOS once it hits ATV+, though.
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Re: Napoleon (2023, D: Ridley Scott) S: Joaquin Phoenix

67%

Still plan to see it, but hope that number goes up
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Re: Napoleon (2023, D: Ridley Scott) S: Joaquin Phoenix

One reaction I saw today said that there is animal violence, specifically against horses, that some may find disturbing.
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Yeah, more local critics viewed it last night over in Century City, I think.
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Re: Napoleon (2023, D: Ridley Scott) S: Joaquin Phoenix

Based on the length of the film, if I do end up seeing it in a theater it's gonna be one with those fancy, comfortable recliners, that's for sure.

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