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Object Of Beauty
     

Object Of Beauty

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg, John Malkovich, Andie MacDowell, Lolita Davidovich

Cast: Michael Lindsay-Hogg, John Malkovich, Andie MacDowell, Lolita Davidovich

 

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This widescreen budget priced Artisan Home Entertainment DVD release of The Object of Beauty corrects an earlier version that came in the pan-and-scan full-screen format only. This widescreen version also features a solid Dolby Digital audio track and the movie's theatrical trailer. What the disc doesn't feature is any meaningful DVD extras, which is

Overview

This widescreen budget priced Artisan Home Entertainment DVD release of The Object of Beauty corrects an earlier version that came in the pan-and-scan full-screen format only. This widescreen version also features a solid Dolby Digital audio track and the movie's theatrical trailer. What the disc doesn't feature is any meaningful DVD extras, which is unfortunate because the movie had a rather tortured history and some of it was reshot with a different crew (including post-production talent). The final product doesn't show any signs of behind-the-scenes trauma, but stories of hard shoots often make for the most educational and entertaining DVD commentaries and documentaries.Michael Lindsay-Hogg wrote and directed this cool and sleek comedy about a seemingly perfect combination -- an American couple staying at a chic London hotel whose pride doesn't permit them to recognize that they are broke, and a hotel staff so brimming with proper British reserve that they can't inform the American freeloaders they need to be paid. Jake (John Malkovich) and Tina (Andie MacDowell) are the American couple trapped in splendor at a London hotel after Jake's cocoa deal in a Third World County is stalled by revolutionary upheaval. Their plight is so dire they walk up the stairs to their luxurious suite rather than take the elevator and risk encountering the hotel manager. Hitting rock bottom, they take stock of their assets and find one -- a $50,000 Henry Moore bust. They decide to fabricate a robbery and collect the insurance money, but a deaf maid (Rudi Davies) has fallen in love with the bust and stolen it herself.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/1999
UPC:
0013023026896
Original Release:
1991
Rating:
R
Source:
Geneon [Pioneer]
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
1:45:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Malkovich Jake
Andie MacDowell Tina
Lolita Davidovich Joan
Rudi Davies Jenny
Joss Ackland Mr. Mercer
Bill Paterson Victor Swayle
Ricci Harnett Steve
Peter Riegert Larry
Jack Shepherd Mr. Slaughter
Rosemary Martin Mrs. Doughty
Andrew Hawkins Gordon
Olara de Almeida 2nd Portuguese Maid
Roger Lloyd Pack Frankie
Pip Torrens Art Evaluator
Stephen Churchett Mr. Mundy
Annie Hayes Housekeeper
Richard Ireson Night Porter
Jeremy Sinden Jonathan
Ginger Corbett Melissa
John Crocker Waiter
Victoria Willing 1st Portuguese Maid
Liz Daniels 3rd Portuguese Maid
Andy Cavenash Steve's Friend
Wayne Bailey Steve's Friend
Colin Parker Steve's Friend
Stewart Miller Steve's Friend
Brian Coyle Steve's Friend
Dillon O'Mahoney Steve's Friend
Massimo Burlini Enrico
Mario Nocerino Italian Father
Barry J. Gordon Auctioneer

Technical Credits
Michael Lindsay-Hogg Director,Screenwriter
Tom Bahler Score Composer
Cary Brokaw Executive Producer
Jon S. Denny Producer
Ruth Foster Editor
Les Lansdown Costumes/Costume Designer
Karen Lindsay-Stewart Casting
John Pritchard Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert Schwartz Co-producer
Peter Stolz Production Designer
David Watkin Cinematographer

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