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Tom Ford ‘laughed out loud’ after ‘surviving’ House of Gucci screening bust praises Lady Gaga

Tom Ford wrote a relentless review of the House of Gucci biopic, starring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver and Jared Leto, for the digital weekly airmail.

Gucci’s former creative director, 60 – who is depicted in the film – began his essay by writing that he “recently survived” a showing of the “two-hour, 37-minute film.”

He joked that the feature rivals “the nighttime soap Dynasty,” but with a “bigger budget.”

Unimpressed: Tom Ford wrote a relentless review of the House of Gucci biopic, starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, for Air Mail;  seen on November 10

Unimpressed: Tom Ford wrote a relentless review of the House of Gucci biopic, starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, for Air Mail; seen on November 10

“Somehow I felt like I had experienced a hurricane when I left the theater,” the designer confessed. Was it a farce or a gripping story about greed? I often laughed out loud, but was that necessary?’

Before venting the rest of his thoughts to readers, Ford acknowledged his… his opinion may be “biased” as he knew and worked with Maurizio Gucci, who was murdered 26 years ago just “a stone’s throw from his office” in Milan.

“It’s hard for me to separate reality from the glossy, heavily lacquered soap I’ve seen on screen,” he explained, given how familiar he was with “many of the other players in this saga.”

The director of Nocturnal Animals continued: “I was deeply saddened for several days after seeing House of Gucci, a reaction I think only those of us who knew the actors and the play will feel.”

Savage Review: The former Gucci creative director, 60 - who is depicted in the film - began his essay by writing that he

Savage Review: The former Gucci creative director, 60 – who is depicted in the film – began his essay by writing that he “recently survived” a showing of the “two hours and 37 minutes film; pictured Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci, left, and Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggianic

Redding: Still, he predicted: 'With Gaga's and Driver's strong performances, powerful over-the-top portrayals by the entire cast, impeccable costumes, stunning sets and beautiful cinematography, I suspect the film will be a hit'

Redding: Still, he predicted: ‘With Gaga’s and Driver’s strong performances, powerful over-the-top portrayals by the entire cast, impeccable costumes, stunning sets and beautiful cinematography, I suspect the film will be a hit’

Ford said “it was hard” for him “to see the humor and camp in something so gory.”

“It wasn’t camp in real life,” the father-of-one added. “It was absurd at times, but ultimately tragic.”

Still, he predicted: “With Gaga’s and Driver’s strong performances, powerful over-the-top performances by the entire cast, impeccable costumes, beautiful sets and stunning cinematography, I suspect the film will be a hit.”

“It’s hard for me to separate reality from the glossy, heavily lacquered soap I’ve seen on screen,” he explained, given how familiar he was with “many of the other players in this saga.”

Painful: The director of Nocturnal Animals continued: 'I was deeply saddened for several days after seeing House of Gucci, a reaction I think only those of us who knew the actors and the play will feel'

Painful: The director of Nocturnal Animals continued: ‘I was deeply saddened for several days after seeing House of Gucci, a reaction I think only those of us who knew the actors and the play will feel’

“Speak the name Gucci about things and they usually sell,” he concluded.

While he doesn’t comment on actor Reeve Carney’s portrayal of him in the film, Ford didn’t hold back from criticizing other cast members.

Sometimes when Al Pacino, as Aldo Gucci, and Jared Leto, as Aldo’s son Paolo Gucci, were on screen, I wasn’t quite sure I wasn’t watching a Saturday Night Live version of the story. ‘ he snapped. .

Ford noted that “Leto’s genius as an actor was literally buried under latex prosthetics.”

Criticism: While he doesn't comment on actor Reeve Carney's portrayal of him in the film, Ford didn't hold back from criticizing other cast members, such as Al Pacino as Aldo Gucci (pictured)

Criticism: While he doesn’t comment on actor Reeve Carney’s portrayal of him in the film, Ford didn’t hold back from criticizing other cast members, such as Al Pacino as Aldo Gucci (pictured)

“Sometimes when Al Pacino, as Aldo Gucci, and Jared Leto, as Aldo’s son Paolo Gucci, were in the picture, I wasn’t quite sure if I wasn’t watching a Saturday Night Live version of the story,” snapped. Ford.

Both performers are allowed to be absolute hams – and not the prosciutto variety. They must have had fun. Paolo, whom I met on several occasions, was indeed eccentric and did crazy things, but his general demeanor was certainly nothing like the deranged and apparently mentally handicapped character of Leto’s performance,’ Ford criticized.

Ford called Gaga “the real star of the movie” and praised Driver for his “subtle and nuanced performance.”

Speaking of the performance by the 12-time Grammy winner, the designer-turned-director was delighted: ‘In her often over-the-top portrait of Patrizia Gucci, her accent occasionally migrates from Milan to Moscow. But who cares? Her performance is spot on.’

“Her face is something you can’t take your eyes off of. When she’s on screen, she owns the frame – no easy task with so many seasoned and talented cast members vying for our attention. Too much even,” he praised.

Striking: Ford called Gaga 'the real star of the film' and praised Driver for his 'subtle and nuanced performance'

Striking: Ford called Gaga ‘the real star of the film’ and praised Driver for his ‘subtle and nuanced performance’

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