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Gosford Park

(DVD - 2002 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Drama set at the country estate of Sir William McCordle in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend when one of the group is murdered.
Title: Gosford Park
[videorecording]
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, 2002
Edition: Collector's ed. widescreen ver
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (138 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: USA Films presents in association with Capitol Films and the Film Council a Sandcastle 5 production in association with Chicagofilms and Medusa Film ; producers, Robert Altman, Bob Balaban, David Levy ; writer, Julian Fellowes ; director, Robert Altman
Notes: Based on the idea of Robert Altman and Bob Balaban
Special features: feature commentary with director Robert Altman; screenwriter commentary with Oscar winner Julian Fellowes; deleted scenes with optional commentary; the making of "Gosford Park"; keeping "Gosford Park" authentic; Q&A session with cast and filmmakers
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: Drama set at the country estate of Sir William McCordle in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend when one of the group is murdered.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Award, 2002: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Julian Fellowes)
ISBN: 0783271166
Branch Call Number: DVD Comedy GOSFORD
Credits: Director of photography, Andrew Dunn ; editor, Tim Squyres ; music, Patrick Doyle ; costume designer, Jenny Beavan ; production designer, Stephen Altman.
Performers: Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hollander, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sophie Thompson, Emily Watson, James Wilby.
System Details: DVD, Dolby digital, DTS
Other Language: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Subject Headings: Aristocracy (Social class) Great Britain Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Detective and mystery films
Topical Term: Aristocracy (Social class)
Publisher No: 22281 Universal
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Drama set at the country estate of Sir William McCordle in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend when one of the group is murdered.


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Sep 23, 2013
  • ktnv rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved everything about this movie by the exceptional director Robert Altman. Also enjoying the more recent 'Downton Abbey' created by Julain Fellowes who worked on both productions.

Finally watched it! Loved it- and was to surprised to find out written by Julian Fellows (Downton Abbey),

Jan 24, 2013
  • lij rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An excellent film, worth a second viewing as there often are multiple things happening at the same time and little nuances that can be missed, particularly if the viewer is not familiar with British class distinctions and expectations of the era. I preferred the downstairs parts but all components are woven together well. Robert Altman did a great job and so did most of the cast.

Jan 24, 2013
  • BertBailey rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing that a 100% Yank director like Altman, who's one of the masters of movies that give so much room for ad-libbing while exploring the USofA's often weird and wonky ways, pulled off one of the best-ever Masterpiece Theatah-type flicks ever. This is Brit fare through and through, including its cast of R.A.D.A. A-listers, in a Miss Marple/Poirot/Agatha Christie-kind of whodunit -- set in living rooms within majestic mansions with too much staff and a selection of out-of-touch upper-class twits. You can just imagine him idly raising the prospect s'where in California, strictly as a bet or for a lark, and then gradually challenging himself to see if he might achieve this unlikely goal. And then you hope that, before he passed away, Altman got the deserved accolades for this extremely well-done flick.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Outstanding whodunit/social commentary period piece. Across the board. Golden Globe winning directing from the late Robert Altman; a complex, brilliant, Oscar winning feature film script debut from screenwriter Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, The Young Victoria, etc.); a tremendous lineup of fine actors, huge talents - Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren... the entire cast is wonderful, really; the extravagant decor; etc., etc... Do you think the butler did it? (lol) See for yourself... FIVE STARS.

Nov 30, 2012
  • tiger58 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Gosford Park was made before Downtown Abbey. It is poorly edited, the script is very poor and the whole movie is a bore. Even if you love Downton Abbey, skip this one.

Jun 19, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very good slice-of-life period piece, especially in the script itself. Ultimately, GOSFORD PARK is enjoyable, but despite similarities here and there in plot and tone, it's not as easily watchable and ultimately entertaining as the extremely popular DOWNTON ABBEY (screenwriter Julian Fellowes more recent addition to his resume).

Jun 06, 2012
  • astrella rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

So excellent, I need to own this. Great extras on the DVD. Had to watch it twice to get all of the accents, and the more you watch it the more details you see. So very great.

Jun 04, 2012
  • doeraymee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent film with great additional features too. Interviews with actors and directors about the making of the film. Great insight into the creative process of film-making or even just storytelling of any kind, for that matter.

Apr 24, 2012
  • Roccojustin rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

It took me a bit to catch on to everyone at first, but I thoroughly enjoyed this. Great story and excellent cast - and loved the period costumes.

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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Constance: "Tell me, what happened to William's little maid? I never saw her again after that dinner." Mary Maceachran: "Elsie?" Constance: "Hmm." Mary Maceachran: "She's gone." Constance: "Aw, it's a pity, really. I thought it was a good idea to have someone in the house who is actually sorry he's dead."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Anthony Meredith (sampling some fruit jams): "Why is it, would you say, that some... people seem to get whatever they want in life... Anything they touch turns to gold... whereas others can strive and strive... and have nothing... I wonder, do you believe in luck? Seems some men are lucky, and... some men just aren't, and... nothing they can do about it..." Dorothy: "I believe in love. Not just getting it - giving it. I think as long as you can love somebody, whether or not they love you, then it's worth it. I..." (she goes back to her duties) Anthony Meredith: "That's a good answer..."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Elsie: "You know what I heard... Oh, just listen to me..." Mary Maceachran: "What?" Elsie: "Why do we spend our lives living through them? I mean look at poor old Lewis. If her own mother had a heart attack, she'd think it was less important than one of Lady Sylvia's farts."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Maid (of Henry Denton): "Do you think he's the murderer?" Robert Parks: "It's worse than that - he's an actor!"

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Morris Weissman (on the phone, discussing casting for his movie): "What about Claudette Colbert? She's British, isn't she? She sounds British... Is she, like, "affected" or is she British?"

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Morris Weissman: "How do you manage to put up with these people?" Ivor Novello: "Hmmph. You forget I earn my living by impersonating them."

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