Russell Crowe: Gladiator was the “dumbest” way to shoot a movie
“It was the dumbest way possible to make a movie.” With this strong phrase sums Russell Crowe filming Gladiator, the great success in 2000 led Ridley Scott. A film that, against all odds, not only managed to finish but also won five Oscars, including best picture.
“We had 21 pages of script when we started shooting. They are usually 110” revealed Crowe in an interview a few weeks the BBC for the premiere of Two good guys (The Nice Guys), a reporter for the BBC ago in which He acknowledges that he, Scott and screenwriters David Franzoni, John Logan and William Nicholson improvised in script as they were filming.
“It’s the dumbest way to make a movie from time to time we met, we had a drink and laugh..! ‘Go dodged bullet’ We Not only did … He won the Academy Award for Best Picture,” says laughs the actor who also remembers how in the middle of filming “there was a time when Ridley had to give a free day because the team simply did not know we were going to shoot the next day.”
The SCRIPT OF GLADIATOR , A ‘ FRANKENSTEIN ‘
” We traveled to Morocco and locations were chosen , the sets were assembled , everything was ready . But we ran out of pages. We had spent the 21. So we had to write in a hurry this weekend ,” Crowe reveals that confesses that outside shooting were two of the screenwriters, William Nicholson and John Logan, on top of everything and sending them their versions of ” what could happen ” with the story of Maximus.
It was then that along with Scott and the other writer Franzoni , Crowe chose fragments here and there to piece together the story ” Oh , I like that line , the rest is crap. This is good . This should put this character , not the other . We got to fit everything , “he recalls
The Revelations of Crowe on the rugged shooting of the film by Ridley Scott , who in any case exonerates all the chaos and recognizes the merit of not shoot production costs in such adverse circumstances , make Gladiator one of those titles whose production was a disaster, but then had the favor of critics and the public.
Scott tape with which Crowe won the Oscar for best actor , also won four other Oscars, including best film , was also a box office success grossing which exceeded $457 million.
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