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Joe Gould's Secret (2000)

R | | Drama | 26 May 2000 (USA)
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Around 1940, The New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character, who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund, and who is writing a... See full summary »

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Stanley Tucci

Writers:

Joseph Mitchell (books), Howard A. Rodman (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Holm ... Joe Gould
Stanley Tucci ... Joe Mitchell
Hope Davis ... Therese Mitchell
Sarah Hyland ... Elizabeth Mitchell
Hallee Hirsh ... Nora Mitchell
Celia Weston ... Sarah
Patrick Tovatt Patrick Tovatt ... Harold Ross
Susan Sarandon ... Alice Neel
Patricia Clarkson ... Vivian Marquie
John Tormey ... Harry Kolis
Jack O'Connell ... Chef
Jerry Mayer ... Minetta Bartender
Nell Campbell ... Tamar (Hostess)
Ron Ryan Ron Ryan ... Jack
Allan Corduner ... Francis McCrudden
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Around 1940, The New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character, who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund, and who is writing a voluminous Oral History of the World, a record of twenty thousand conversations he's overheard. Mitchell is fascinated with this Harvard grad, and writes a 1942 piece about him, "Professor Seagull", bringing Gould some celebrity, and an invitation to join the Greenwich Village Ravens, a poetry club he's often crashed. Gould's touchy, querulous personality and his frequent dropping in on Mitchell for hours of chat, lead to a break-up, but the two Joes stay in touch until Gould's death, and Mitchell's unveiling of the secret. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama

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Rated R for some language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crônica de uma Certa Nova York See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,760, 9 April 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$641,117, 9 July 2000
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Dolby SR

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Joe Mitchell: In my home town, I never felt at home. In New York, New York City, in Greenwich Village, down among the cranks, and the misfits, and the one runners, and the has-beens, and the might-have-beens, and the would-bes, and the never-wills, and the God-knows-whats, I have always felt at home.
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A small masterpiece; touching, sad, and...only in New York.
11 April 2004 | by uaandubSee all my reviews

What a beautifully crafted cinematic experience this is. Joe Gould, as played by the inimitable Ian Holm; is at once sweet, crass, full of rage, and teetering on the edge of madness. While Gould stands front and center,his "secret" is much, much more than we are led to believe. While wandering the city in quest of an "oral history" from thousands of New Yorkers, Joe Gould meets Joe Mitchell, a writer with the New Yorker magazine. Mitchell is drawn to this strange man who strides through Greenwich Village demanding donations to his "Joe Gould Fund". While we have to wait until the very end of the movie to find out Joe Gould's Secret, it's worth the wait. Director and Star, Stanley Tucci(Joe Mitchell),has evoked pre-WW2 New York as we would want it to be. His actors are first rate and fill out their characters to perfection. As the movie progresses, we become aware of the sadness and anguish that leads to the final understanding, and the clues we didn't see along the way.


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