1492: Conquest of Paradise

1492: Conquest of Paradise
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byRidley Scott[1]
Written byRoselyne Bosch
Produced byAlain Goldman
Ridley Scott
Starring
CinematographyAdrian Biddle
Edited byWilliam M. Anderson
Françoise Bonnot
Les Healey
Armen Minasian
Deborah Zeitman
Music byVangelis
Production
companies
Distributed byGaumont (France)
Lauren Films (Spain)
Guild Film Distribution (United Kingdom)
Release dates
  • 8 October 1992 (1992-10-08) (Spain)
  • 12 October 1992 (1992-10-12) (France)
  • 23 October 1992 (1992-10-23) (United Kingdom)
Running time
156 minutes
CountriesFrance
Spain
United Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Budget$47 million
Box office$59 million[2]

1492: Conquest of Paradise is a 1992 epic historical drama film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and starring Gérard Depardieu, Armand Assante, and Sigourney Weaver. It portrays a version of the travels to the New World by the Genoese explorer Christopher Columbus and the effect this had on indigenous peoples.

The film was released to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Columbus' voyage.[3] The premiere debuted less than two months after Christopher Columbus: The Discovery by John Glen, often leading to confusion between the two films.

  1. ^ Berkman, Meredith (16 October 1992). "Coming to America". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 30 November 2010.
  2. ^ "1492: Conquest of Paradise: Box Office / Busieness for". IMDb. Retrieved 13 October 2015.[unreliable source?]
  3. ^ Mathews, Jack (3 May 1992). "MOVIES : Voyage of Rediscovery : With '1492,' director Ridley Scott and writer Roselyne Bosch aim to portray Christopher Columbus not as a legend but as an extraordinary though flawed person". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 9 October 2010.

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