Thomas Carlyle Ford, known professionally as Tom Ford, has shared his candid thoughts on the recently released movie “House of Gucci.”
Ford did not spare any feelings in his review of the Ridley Scott film, which he credited for having many cons and a few pros.
The American filmmaker was close to one of the real characters that inspired the movie, which made watching it feel like experiencing a natural disaster.
Tom Ford: “I Often Laughed Out Loud, But Was I Supposed To?”
In a review published on AirMail, Ford detailed surviving a 2 hour 37 minutes screening of “House of Gucci,” comparing it to a bigger budget version of the soap opera “Dynasty.”
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The fashion designer expressed that he “felt as though I had lived through a hurricane when I left the theater,” insinuating that viewing the movie was an exhausting experience.
Ford mocked the entire production for its inability to help him distinguish if he was watching a farce or a gripping tale of greed.
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The scriptwriter likened the on-screen moments of Al Pacino, who plays Aldo Gucci, and Jared Leto, who stars as Aldo’s son, to a Saturday Night Live sketch of the story.
The director noted the movie was ultimately tragic but saved by impressive costumes, captivating cinematography, and over-the-top portrayals from the whole cast.
Nevertheless, the critic admitted his opinions might be biased because he knew and worked with Maurizio Gucci, who was murdered steps away from his Milan office on March 27, 1995.
The Fashion Designer Praises “House of Gucci” Leads Performances
Ford’s “House of Gucci” review was not exactly full of compliments, but he was still impressed by the leads. The star of the show to him was Lady Gaga.
The “A Single Man” director revealed that her performance was spot on despite Gaga’s overblown accent for Patrizia Gucci, which switches from Milan to Moscow.
Ford explained that it was impossible to take one’s eyes off the “Chromatica” artist’s face, and she owned the screen, despite the renowned cast members in the movie.
Adam Driver, who played Maurizio Gucci, was crowned the leading man who gave a subtle, nuanced performance and remained calm while other actors battled for screen-time.
Nevertheless, the 60-year-old was deeply saddened for days after watching “House of Gucci” and believes others who knew the real-life characters would mirror his emotions.
Richard Buckley’s Husband Mourns His Passing
Richard Buckley was famous for being Ford’s husband and an American fashion journalist and editor who has written for notable publications, including New York magazine and Vogue Italia.
Following a partnership of 35 years, Ford and Buckley tied the knot in 2014 when same-sex marriage was legalized in the United States.
The Blast reported that the editor passed away on the night of September 19, 2021. Ford’s spokesperson shared that Buckley had a natural death.
The statement announced that the 72-year-old had a long battle with an undisclosed illness and peacefully passed away at their Los Angeles home.
The statement concluded that the late journalist’s final hours were spent in the company of his loving husband and their 9-year-old son Alexander John Buckley Ford.