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Gosford Park

Gosford Park

Maggie Smith
Director: Robert Altman Cast: Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
, Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
, Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
Robert Altman
Gosford Park

Gosford Park

Maggie Smith
Director: Robert Altman Cast: Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
, Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
, Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
Robert Altman

DVD (Wide Screen)

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The class conscious murder mystery that earned seven Academy Award nominations in 2001, arrives on DVD in a package sure to please both fans of Gosford Park and it's highly revered director, Robert Altman. The film is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen format with a Dolby Digital 5.1 English soundtrack. Both English and Spanish subtitles are available and in a movie populated with heavy accents and overlapping dialogue, it's a feature likely to be used. Two "Feature Commentaries" are included on the Special Features. Altman, production designer Stephen Altman and producer David Levy narrate the first commentary and screenwriter Julian Fellowes voices the second. Fourteen "Deleted Scenes" are included with optional commentary. Most cuts are short and judicious, but there are a few choice morsels that add further enlightenment to fans, most notably, a mention of McCordle's plans to write Elsie into his will. The obligatory "Cast & Filmmakers Filmographies," "Theatrical Trailer" and "Coming Attractions" are also included. The best bonus material comes in two featurettes and a Q&A. "The Making of Gosford Park" looks at Altman's unique directing approach for such a large ensemble cast and "The Authenticity of Gosford Park" introduces us to three octogenarian advisors--a former butler, cook and housemaid--Altman used on set to instruct the actor's in their roles. Following a screening of Gosford Park at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation guild members asked Altman, Fellowes, Levy, Bob Balaban, Kelly MacDonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam and Ryan Phillippe questions concerning the movie. The taped session is one of the most entertaining and informative features on this DVD. While it's unfortunate that the divine Maggie Smith didn't participate, Northam's dead-on impression of the dame is definitely one of the Q&A's highlights. On a whole, this is one comprehensive, entertaining disc.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/2002
UPC: 0025192228124
Original Release: 2001
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:18:00
Sales rank: 7,043

Special Features

Feature commentary with director Robert Altman; Screenwriter's commentary with Oscar winner Julian Fellowes; Deleted scenes with optional commentary; The making of "Gosford Park"; Q&A session with cast and filmmakers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Maggie Smith Constance, Countess of Trentham
Michael Gambon Sir William McCordle
Kristin Scott Thomas Sylvia McCordle
Jeremy Northam Ivor Novello
Bob Balaban Morris Weissman
Alan Bates Jennings
Richard Grant George
Helen Mirren Mrs. Wilson
Eileen Atkins Mrs. Croft
Emily Watson Elsie
Stephen Fry Inspector Thompson
Kelly MacDonald Mary Maceachran
Clive Owen Robert Parks
Ryan Phillippe Henry Denton
Tom Hollander Lt. Commander Anthony Meredith
Geraldine Somerville Louisa, Lady Stockbridge
Charles Dance Raymond, Lord Stockbridge
Sophie Thompson Dorothy
Derek Jacobi Probert
James Wilby Freddie Nesbitt
Camilla Rutherford Isobel McCordle
Claudie Blakley Mabel Nesbitt
Natasha Wightman Lavinia Meredith
Teresa Churcher Bertha
Jeremy Swift Arthur
Ron Webster Constable Dexter
Megan Owen Lewis
Frank Thornton Burkett
George Sherman beater
John Fountain beater
Joanna Maude Renee
Lucy Cohu Lottie
Adrian Scarborough Barnes
Frances Low Sarah
Sarah Flind Ellen
John Atterbury Merriman
Laurence Fox Lord Rupert Standish
Trent Ford Jeremy Blond
Finty Williams Janet
Emma Buckley May
Laura Harling Ethel
Tilly Gerrard Maud
Will Beer Albert
Gregor Henderson Begg Fred
Leo Bill Jim
Ron Puttock Strutt
Adrian Preater McCordles' loader
John Cox Loader
Ken Davies Loader
Tony Davies Loader
Steve Markham Loader
Terry Sturmey Loader
Julian Such Loader
Alan Bland beater
Peter Champion beater
Geoff Double beater
Robin Devereux beater
Richard Gamble beater
Brian Rumsey beater
Pip the Dog Widget

Technical Credits
Robert Altman Director,Producer
Stephen Altman Production Designer
Joshua Astrachan Co-producer
Bob Balaban Producer
Jane Barclay Executive Producer
Jenny Beavan Costumes/Costume Designer
Stuart Brisdon Special Effects Supervisor
Patrick Doyle Score Composer
Andrew Dunn Cinematographer
Julian Fellowes Associate Producer,Screenwriter
James Fellowes Screenwriter
Jane Frazer Co-producer
Peter Gossop Sound Mixer
Sharon Harell Executive Producer
Sarah Hauldren Art Director
Deborah Jarvis Makeup
Hannah Leader Executive Producer
David Levy Producer
Sharon Martin Makeup
Tori Parry Production Manager
Anna Pinnock Set Decoration/Design
Robert Jones Executive Producer
Mary Selway Casting
Tim Squyres Editor
Richard Styles Asst. Director
Peter Taylor Camera Operator
Kate J. Thompson Makeup
Norma Webb Makeup

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [8:41]
2. Isobel's Promise [9:25]
3. The Celebrities [10:39]
4. Denton's All Set [9:12]
5. The Missing Carving Knife [9:56]
6. A Hot Glass of Milk [6:59]
7. The Hunt [8:29]
8. Discretion [8:23]
9. He Seems to Be the Victim [10:15]
10. A Real Charlie Chan Movie [7:02]
11. Questions for the Cook [3:16]
12. Dorothy's Vow [6:33]
13. Freddie's Lies [8:46]
14. Jennings' References [4:05]
15. Mary's Question [6:02]
16. Closing Credits [8:32]

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