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July 22, 2006

Gosford Park - 7

Typical of Robert Altman films, the cast of this film is large, but also very talented (the link to the cast listing is the title of this post). The dialogue and set up of the characters is very intricate and complex, but the plot of the film, which is actually not really the main point of the film runs like a game of Clue. In the study...with the knife and poison...and whodunit? The film is really about the social classes of the era in 1930's Britain. Half the cast is the above stairs portion, the wealthy, and those below the stairs who are their servants. The story then follows the gossip as it circulates among all the guest who have been invited to the annual bird hunting. The film is well done and entertaining to watch.

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