Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I just watched this movie again over the weekend. It's one of those movies that if I come across it when I am just clicking through the channels, I watch it til the end.

But still I miss most of the dialog no matter how far I turn up the volume or how closely I watch. I'd like to buy the movie and watch it over and over and be able to scroll super-slow through the parts I keep missing. Like the small, through-away comments the Maggie Smith character tosses off, and the telephone conversation the Bob Balaban character has in the background while the murder investigation is going on. I think part of it is the style of the director Robert Altman who often has many characters in a movie all talking at the same time and maybe it's the multitude of accents going on.

But that cast of actors is amazing and I always discover someone who I didn't recognize before (this time it was Clive Owen). I love how an American movie director nailed all the details of that exotic world. So if anyone can tell me what was going on in that movie I would appreciate it.

1 comment:

  1. Gosford Park is a great movie and one of my favorites. There are several stories going on here, but mainly it's the two sisters and how they deal with the loss of their children many years prior (one died, the other - Clive Owen- was given up). The murder was ,of course, the one mother's way of protecting the man she comes to relize is her long lost son. They both-mother & son- murdered the miserably head of that crazy manor. Don't you just love Jeremy Northem singing those roaring 20's songs to the hopelessly ignored wife.