10 Questions for Ridley Scott

The director of memorably powerful and violent movies (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator), Ridley Scott is making his first attempt at comic romance. His new film, A Good Year, stars Russell Crowe and is adapted from A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle, who has a home near Scott's in France (see review, p. 145). Scott, 68, talked with Belinda Luscombe about the French, Francis Ford Coppola's wine and how we'd all really like Kingdom of Heaven if we just saw more of it.

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