Hail Caesar! Follows a day in the life of Eddie Mannix, a Hollywood fixer for Capitol Pictures in the 1950s, who cleans up and solves problems for big names and stars in the industry. But when studio star Baird Whitlock disappears, Mannix has to deal with more than just the fix.Written by
For his role as a Swedish director, Christopher Lambert worked with a dialogue coach who told the actor that no one knows what a Swedish accent really sounds like. Instead, Lambert was instructed to blend his French accent with a German accent. Obviously, anyone who has heard any of the four members of the Swedish music group ABBA speak, will know what a Swedish accent sounds like, amongst other famous Swedes. See more »
At 42:00, Eddie is walking down the paved area between the buildings. In the first shot, as he walks away from the camera, the buildings' shadows are parallel to the area he's walking down (i.e., they don't cast a shadow across where he's walking); in the second, as he walks towards the camera, they go almost half way across the paved area.
We know that he hasn't turned a corner of 45 degrees, as he would need to have done for this to have occurred, because the map in his office shows that the studio area is a grid, with all buildings at 90 degrees. See more »
The Coen Brothers are heroes of mine. They travel from universe to universe remaining true to themselves. Hail, Caesar should have been , I thought, a familiar universe for them but they seem lost. A journey without a clear destination. There are, of course, a few pleasures along the road. The scene between Alden Ehrenreich and Ralph Finnes is a gem. Alden Ehrenreich is a breath of fresh air with vintage breezes that are exciting, compelling and totally disarming. The tap dance routine with Channing Tatum is also a lot of fun even if I can't quite get Channing Tatum. Great body and he can dance but he seems to be somewhere else. Impossible to connect on the screen with him. I hear he gets millions of dollars per movie so maybe it's just me. The opposite of George Clooney who launches himself body and soul to every moment he has on the screen. I will shut up now and wait for the next Coen Brothers movie.
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