Christopher Columbus: The Discovery

Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery

Theatrical release poster
Directed by John Glen
Produced by Alexander Salkind
Ilya Salkind[1]
Screenplay by John Briley
Cary Bates
Mario Puzo
Story by Mario Puzo
Starring Marlon Brando
Georges Corraface
Rachel Ward
Robert Davi
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Oliver Cotton
Simon Dormandy
Benicio del Toro
Branscombe Richmond
Tom Selleck
Music by Cliff Eidelman
Cinematography Alec Mills
Editing by Matthew Glen
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) August 21, 1992
Running time 120 min.
Language English
Budget $45,000,000[2]
Box office Domestic:
$8,251,071

Christopher Columbus: The Discovery, a 1992 film directed by James Bond alumnus John Glen, was the last project developed by the father and son production team of Alexander and Ilya Salkind. It follows the events leading up to and including the voyage of Columbus to the New World in 1492. Its behind-the-scenes history involved an elaborate series of financial mishandlings which later brought about an emotional falling-out between both Alexander and Ilya; indeed, as a frustrated Alexander would later lament, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, "I know, after this, that I'll never make movies again."[3] Timothy Dalton and Isabella Rossellini, originally set to star in the picture, backed out when director George Pan Cosmatos was replaced by John Glen shortly before shooting began.[4] Dalton later filed a suit against the producers for breach of contract and fraud.[5]

The film was released for the 500th anniversary of Columbus's voyage.[6][7]

Contents

Plot

Cast

Reception

The film received mostly negative reviews.[8][9]

Box Office

The movie was not a success debuting at No.4.[10][11]

Awards

It won one Golden Raspberry Award Worst Supporting Actor - Tom Selleck, and nominated for another five, including; Worst Picture, Worst Supporting Actor - Marlon Brando, Worst New Star - Georges Corraface, Worst Screenplay - Mario Puzo and Worst Director - John Glen.

See also

  • 1492: Conquest of Paradise, another film about Columbus released in 1992
  • Carry On Columbus - A comedy-film about Columbus released in 1992

References

  1. ^ "Columbus: A Filmmaker's Odyssey". Orlando Sentinel. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1992-08-29/lifestyle/9208280862_1_christopher-columbus-salkind-ridley-scott. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  2. ^ "EPIC `1492' FILM CAPTURES ENERGY OF EXPLORER'S TIMES BEDEVILED VISIONARY Series: DISCOVERING COLUMBUS: 1492 -- Second of Three Parts.". Morning Call. http://articles.mcall.com/1992-10-09/features/2893351_1_christopher-columbus-columbus-day-columbus-legend. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  3. ^ "A Family Feud in Wake of 'Columbus' : Movies: Ilya Salkind has sued Alexander, his father and producing partner, for breach of contract, fraud and racketeering.". The Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/1993-11-24/entertainment/ca-60385_1_alexander-salkind. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  4. ^ Timothy Dalton - Biography
  5. ^ DALTON'S DISCOVERY | Timothy Dalton | Pop Culture News | News | Entertainment Weekly
  6. ^ "Christopher Columbus Sails Right Past Bankruptcy". The Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/1992-05-06/business/fi-1325_1_christopher-columbus. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  7. ^ "Can Two Columbus Projects Stay Afloat?". The Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/1991-05-15/entertainment/ca-1889_1_ridley-scott-movie. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  8. ^ "Columbus: Adrift at Sea With No Paddle". The Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/1992-08-24/entertainment/ca-5381_1_christopher-columbus. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  9. ^ "Review/Film; It's Goodbye, Columbus, As Torquemada Waves". The New York Times. http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9E0CE7D71F3BF931A1575BC0A964958260. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  10. ^ "Weekend Box Office `Unforgiven' at Top for Third Week". The Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/1992-08-25/entertainment/ca-6052_1_weekend-box-office. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  11. ^ "Revenues Of Summer Movies Never Quite Fired Up Box Office". Sun Sentinel. http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1992-09-04/features/9201190510_1_batman-returns-star-vehicles-star-james-woods. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 

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