Movie: Gosford Park


I thought I’d catch more my second time through this movie, but it’s really challenging. It’s like actually being at a party in a foreign place and time, the many conversations going at once in unfamiliar accents make it a little overwhelming. The bits I do catch are witty and revealing, and thankfully you can catch less than half and still follow the basic plot. There are really two movies, the one you watch at a shooting party in a wealthy country home in the 1920’s, and the one that is constructed in the conversations that take place there, building the history behind the event. The latter, unseen movie is dark and horrible, while the surface one is satirical and a little tongue-in-cheek. An impressive, if difficult, piece of work.

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