Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:00:00 GMT | By Sarah Hecks
Birthday Special: Ridley Scott

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)



1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) (© Rex Features/Paramount/Everett)
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  • 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) (© Rex Features/Paramount/Everett)
  • White Squall (1996) (© Rex Features/Moviestore Collection)
  • G.I. Jane (1997) (© Rex Features/Everett Collection)
  • Gladiator (2000) (© Rex Features/Dreamwrks/Everett)
  • Hannibal (2001) (© Rex Features/MGM/Everett)
  • Black Hawk Down (2001) (© Rex Features/Everett Collection)
  • Matchstick Men (2003) (© Rex Features/Warner Br/Everett)
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Another film, another genre from Scott – this time a historical blockbuster about explorer  Christopher Columbus (Gerard Depardieu). Huge measures were taken to maintain historical accuracy and credibility with Scott even commissioning two full-sized recreations of Colombus’ ships – the Santa Maria and the Pinta.

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