Sat. Jan 22nd, 2022

First photo driver Gaga in Scott's Gucci
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Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci” was offered as an adult alternative to family food like “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” and “Encanto,” and opened on Wednesday, delivering the best opening to a drama in the last two years at the box office in the United States.

The 157-minute film is on track for a pull of $ 14.2 million over three days and $ 21.8 million over five days, the last drama that made such good numbers was Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” at Christmas 2019 .

Scott himself is just as busy as ever with both the directorial efforts “The Last Duel” and “House of Gucci”, which open this year, making both “Kitbag” and “Gladiator 2” ready for filming next year, and more TV productions including today’s miniseries premiere of “The Hot Zone: Anthrax” along with “The Good Fight”, “Raised by Wolves” and “Jigsaw”.

Speaking of the ReelBlend podcast to promote ‘Gucci’, Scott revealed that he plans to release an extended clip of the film at some point – but it’s not clear if it will be with the film’s first home video release:

“I am quite responsible; I would not say it needs to be four hours or more. There are already two and [a half hours] plus … Things play out better at home because you can put it on pause, have a beer and come back … I guess so … It’s not going to be an instructor’s cut; it’s going to be a long cut. “

Scott is famous for several clips of some of his most iconic films with mixed results. The changes in extended tracks of “Alien”, “American Gangster”, “Robin Hood”, “The Martian” and “Black Hawk Down” are all quite insignificant.

However, the director’s clips / extended versions of “Kingdom of Heaven”, “Legend”, “The Counselor” and of course “Blade Runner” are essential and slightly superior to their theatrical counterparts. Where a ‘Gucci’ extended cut may fall is not clear.

One person who probably will not watch with is the famous Gucci designer Tom Ford, who is played by Reeve Carney in the film. Ford, a filmmaker in his own right with the acclaimed films “A Single Man” and “Nocturnal Animals”, wrote a review for Airmail News.

Ford praises Lady Gaga’s performance, but was otherwise not a fan, highlighting Al Pacino and Jared Leto’s work as something resembling a “Saturday Night Live version of the story … both artists are licensed to be absolute hams – and not black. prosciutto. “

“House of Gucci” is now in theaters.

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