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Gosford Park

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    gosford park

    this was a pretty interesting and good murder mystery movie. love clive owen's perfromance and thought he looked nice with Mary. Anyway, this is about people staying at a house where a murder happens and everyone's a suspect. its revealed what goes on upstairs and downstairs with the servants. the dog was adorable and the ending was a surprise.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Gosford Park is an intriguing mix of mystery and drama.

    In the midst of a stereotypical 1930s British shooting party, the host turns up dead. Stephan Fry is the bumbling detective who leads the half-hearted investigation while the guests and servants attempt to deal with each other and their secrets. As a result, the movie plumbs the psyches of victims, witnesses, and murderers alike. It's a profound look at motives for lying, leaving, and killing, as well as class dynamics. If you're looking for a feel good period romance film, there are better choices; however, it is a must-see for those who want to see both sides of the story: upstairs, downstairs; murderer, victim.

    Be sure to watch this one more than once! The entanglements of so many people with so many secrets makes it hard to appreciate the intricacies of the characters, plots, and period atmosphere in just one viewing.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Altman's Gosford Park: We Shall Never Find that Lovely Land of Might-Have-Been

    The Ivor Novello song that emerges as the theme song of this movie is a throwaway, disposable romantic trifle of a song, but in the course of Altman's treatment of this script it becomes a deeply moving, deeply felt and tragic theme. Helen Mirren, near the end, delivers the knock-out punch, but in so doing she builds on detail after telling detail added by each cast member. Kelly McDonald, playing a novice maid, new servant to a snobbish anti-Semitic aristocrat, serves as the instrument by which the mystery of the relationships below stairs, and of the murder above, is revealed. The murder is used as what Alfred Hitchcock called a McGuffin: a plot device by which the characters can be revealed. Jeremy Northam is splendid as Novello.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Like a Tapestry

    This is a movie to view many times. There is something new to discover each time. The scenes are like a tapestry. If ever you have visited places such as The Builtmore Estate you can picture the life style of the time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Intelligently Done

    The movie opens a bit slowly and the viewer has to pay close attention to all of the interaction of the characters. However, the movie eventually finds itself in the drawing room ''whodunit'' genre. The characters are very real, and their portrayal of the relationship between master and servant convincing. And in the spirit of any good mystery, the elements of revenge, jealousy, and motive are plenty.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Gosford Park Is not To Be Missed!

    For anyone who likes a good old fashon who-done-it,this may be for you. The characters are delightful and surprisingly human. The whole interplay between upstairs and downstairs is wonderful to watch. The director let the actors become the characters not just actors playing a part. The fact that he had ''tech'' assistance from people who entered service during the same time as the movie is set in, was a stroke of genius. It gives a real feel to all they say and do. The only disapontment was how the budding love story between Milly and Robert worked out. A promise of seeing these two characters together would have been a much better ending. However, all in all this is one of the best movies to come out of Hollywood in a long time. It is orginal, entertaining and fun to watch, with just a touch of tears to give it body. I highly recomend this work to everyone.

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