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Ridley Scott bashes French critics who dislike “Napoleon”: “The French don’t even like themselves”

Ridley Scott could not care much less if French critics aren’t lovers of his newly launched biographical struggle drama “Napoleon.” The movie, which stars Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon Bonaparte and Vanessa Kirby as Napoleon’s first spouse, Empress Joséphine, has been attacked by way of a number of French publications for its historic inaccuracies and casting. 

French GQ, as an example, known as it “deeply clumsy, unnatural and accidentally humorous” for the exhibit to have French characters talking in American accents. In the similar vein, the day by day morning newspaper Le Figaro instructed the movie will have to as a substitute be titled “Barbie and Ken Beneath the Empire.” And Napoleon biographer Patrice Gueniffey advised Le Level mag that Scott made a “very anti-French and really pro-British” rewrite of historical past.

“The French don’t even like themselves,” Scott advised the BBC when requested concerning the detrimental critiques. “The target market that I confirmed it to in Paris, they cherished it.”

“Napoleon” premiered at Salle Pleyel in Paris on Nov. 14, and is scheduled to be launched in america and the UK on Nov. 22. Previous this month, Scott went viral for his reasonably blunt reaction to TV historian Dan Snow, who known as out the movie’s factual mistakes in a TikTok put up.

“Get a lifestyles,” Scott advised Snow and different historical past professionals in an interview with The New Yorker.


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