Große Bekanntheit erlangte vor allem das Hauptlied Conquest of Paradise. Die Musik auf dem Album unterscheidet sich deutlich von der im Film. Die CD. Conquest of Paradise. - Die Eroberung des Paradieses ist ein Historienfilm aus dem Jahr von Ridley Scott mit Gérard Depardieu, Frank. Sadly this film was a flop at the cinema and Gerard Depardieu appears to be a strange choice for the role of Colombus, but is still a highly watchable movie.
1492 – Die Eroberung des Paradieses– Die Eroberung des Paradieses (Originaltitel: Conquest of Paradise) ist ein Historienfilm des Regisseurs Ridley Scott aus dem Jahr , der. Zielstrebig und auf westlichem Kurs segelt Columbus (Gérard Depardieu) einem unbekannten Land entgegen. Er hofft Indien zu finden und landet nach einer. Conquest of Paradise. - Die Eroberung des Paradieses ist ein Historienfilm aus dem Jahr von Ridley Scott mit Gérard Depardieu, Frank.
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Watch the Super Bowl Spots. Celebrate Black History Month. I've never really been all that crazy about Ridley Scott as a director, but I think that he was a perfect choice to direct this, because when you look at his tastes, the son of a Brit appears to wish that he was American, and it doesn't get any more American than the story of Christopher Columbus, so long as you believe the ultimate testament to American culture is our diversity, because even our discovery story is riddled with different ethnicities playing key roles.
Columbus was an Italian who sailed under the Spanish flag to Asia, only to accidentally land in America, nearly years after Norse explorer Leif Ericson looked around, and mistaken its indigenous population for the Indians.
Boom, y'all just got a history lesson; I bet you didn't expect to look into a historical film and actually learn something about history.
If you actually have the mindset that all history film pieces are dubious, then maybe you should cut back on watching Oliver Stone historical films, or at least watch a Ridley Scott period piece other than "Kingdom of Heaven".
I'm probably one of the last people to call anything pertaining to Edward Norton total bull Except for "Down in the Valley"; he's not getting away with that , but it should be noted that they took some liberties with Baldwin IV of Jerusalem.
So yeah, as you can tell, if I wasn't so bent on gunning for movie critic, then I would probably become a history teacher. Teaching the stuff has to be more exciting than seeing it acted out, because you'd be surprised how much less interesting history gets when it's being dramatized, and if you're expecting this film to be as slam-bang, unrelentingly thrilling as the aforementioned "Kingdom of Heaven" then, well, you're right, because outside of a good couple of awesome action sequences, that film was another awesome testament to Ridley Scott's being kind of a dry storyteller, and the same can be said about this film.
I once heard someone describe the film as overlong, and at that moment, I couldn't help but wonder just what in the world they were talking about, because the voyage of Christopher Columbus sounds built for an epic runtime; in fact, minutes sounded too short.
Walking into it, I soon found that the film is in fact, well, justified in its minute runtime, it just felt like it ran for forever. No, it's not that bad, but Ridley Scott's lack of oomph and palpable overambition dries and pulls at the film, leaving it to go limp and dull.
With an overbearingly histrionic Ha-ha, histrionic history tone and limp resonance to exacerbate pure slowness that's all too common among Ridley Scott's "efforts", the film drags, with many a point in exposition feeling as though it's going nowhere.
Of course, when the film does go somewhere, outside of plenty of absurdly gratuitous ultraviolence most films of this type are typically smart enough to avoid, the destination is almost, if not decidedly always one that we've seen before, as the film, on top of falling into the conventions of slowness found in too many films of its type, this film collapses into countless story and even stylistic conventions, making it painfully generic and simply much more same-old-same-old than unique.
I guess you could say that this film is to its type what Leif Ericson was to the Americas, in that this new visit has a fresh coat of paint, but it's still very much been-there-done-that, only unlike Christopher Columbus' voyage to the Americas, this visit is most certainly not any bigger of a deal, ultimately coming out as tragically forgettable and as further testament to Ridley Scott's awesome ability at squandering potential.
However, for the time you are within the film, through all of the rocky waters and seemingly endless periods, it comes out as more enjoyable than not, and while the film won't impress terribly, it will get you by, particularly if you're looking for style.
If nothing else is notable about the film, then it's its production designs, which are admittedly not terribly notable, yet remain elaborate, slick and immersively authentic-feeling, with Adrian Biddle's handsome cinematography making the production all the more attractive.
As for Vangelis' score, it's usually conventional, with some unique touches that come off as kind of strange, yet on the whole, it boasts sweep and dynamicity in both sound and tone.
That's good, because if Ridley Scott is going to bear us down with the score so unrelentingly to the point of tainting the film's steam, then we may as well like the music and have it fit the film in some way.
Actually, as much I hammer down on Ridley Scott as a director, he is with good tastes, and while his own efforts aren't quite competent enough for the final product to live up to those tastes, there is a certain charm about Scott's visions and workmanlike efforts.
I'm sure that he'd like to be respected as more than just incompetent to the point of being kind of charming, yet the fact of the matter is that, if nothing else, the film charms, whether it be because of Scott's tastes or the skills of his performers.
Yes, at the end of the day, potential still goes squandered and the film does not leave a thorough enough impression to stick with the audience, yet with style and charm, spawned from a fine production and charismatic atmosphere, the film stands as ultimately worth the sit.
Cameron J Super Reviewer. Feb 23, There was a good movie in here somewhere, but the essential flaw is that Ridley Scott fails to recognize that any film that wants to examine Christopher Columbus should be about personal failure.
The script has elements of this but they never materialize. The fact that Columbus, after his death, became this saintly symbol of the exploratory spirit is a joke, its not a triumph over his contemporaries who were probably correct to dismiss him as anything more than a guy who just got really lucky once.
The Vangelis score is great though, too bad it wasn't for a film this ungodly dull. Alec B Super Reviewer.
See all Audience reviews. There are no approved quotes yet for this movie. Best Horror Movies. Worst Superhero Movies. Production designer Norris Spencer and his team of art directors researched medieval and early Renaissance paintings and books to find references for the period.
Often in the background of paintings and madonnas and saints they discovered domestic scenes displaying medieval objects. In Spain, carpenters, laborers and painters would be required at the height of production.
As any item from would now be a precious antique, all the props were specially constructed for the film or later-era replicas were secured by set decorators Ann Mollo from antique dealers and prop houses in Madrid, Seville, Rome, and London.
Costume designer Charles Knode also studied art of the period. Discussing the more-than-3, costumes used in the film, Knode says, "What we always tried to do was have clothing, not costumes.
We tried to make everything look lived-in. Particularly challenging were the eight outfits Knode created for Queen Isabel, including a spectacular gold brocade gown with a foot printed velvet train and gem-encrusted headdress.
As a Royal College of Art-trained artist, Ridley Scott has the advantage of being able to communicate directly with his production team by drawing pictures.
Moments after scouting a new location or between takes, Scott often will himself illustrate the images he wants on screen. These drawings are then assembled, along with the work of the film's storyboard artist, into logbooks an used as a reference by key members of the crew.
Gerard Depardieu comments that he is accustomed to reflecting about a role and working out any problems before filming commences. With Ridley Scott I've managed to build up exactly the kind of relationship I yearn for on the set.
After considering Cuba , Mexico , Panama , the Dominican Republic , and Colombia , Costa Rica was selected as the setting for the scenes from the New World.
Apart from that I needed to have islands, beaches, mainlands, and jungle, and I found it all in Costa Rica.
While in Costa Rica, the production was based in Jaco , a small town frequented by tourists on the Pacific coast. The production team had to cope with such unwelcome guests as alligators, scorpions and poisonous snakes.
For safety's sake, a snake handler was employed to divest certain locations of the slithering reptiles. Another memorable part of the jungle experience was the haunting, shrill cry of the cicadas heard each day at sunrise and sunset.
Ten major sets were built in the environs of Jaco by production designer Norris Spencer and his team, including three Indian villages, a gold mine, and a long jetty, where the scenes of Columbus's departure from Spain was filmed.
The most spectacular set was Columbus's city of Isabel, built on what had once been an empty field infested by snakes.
In just three months, the barren acre site was transformed into a burgeoning metropolis, complete with cathedral, city hall, an army barracks, a jail, and a two-story governor's mansion for Columbus.
The look of the city is an intriguing blend of European and Indian styles that Spencer describes as "a crossover between what the indigenous builders used and what the Spanish aspired to build.
Ridley Scott is a filmmaker celebrated for dramatic and action sequences by dazzling visual imagery. There were few camera set-ups for "" that weren't enhanced by atmospheric effects achieves by mist, smoke, rain, or fire.
Scott explains his goal is "to keep all elements under control. I try to make the air of the frame around the actors have life.
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