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
At one point the Hearst syndicate is mentioned. This is a reference to William Randolph Hearst, the real-life inspiration for Citizen Kane (1941). See more »
At one point, the narrator refers to the area depicted during the Roman legion marches as "Palestine". It was known as "Judea" in the First Century C.E. It didn't acquire the name "Palestina" until the Second Century C.E., under the Roman emperor Hadrian. This may be intentional on the part of the Coen Brothers, to show how sloppy the film-making *in* the film was. See more »
Natalie - Secretary:
Check! Thessaly Thacker called, said you promised her an interview with Baird today. Check that, it was Thora Thacker.
No, it was Thessaly. Tell her he was at the doctor longer than expected and she can see him on the set bright and early tomorrow.
Natalie - Secretary:
Check! And is that last part true?
Let's hope so.
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At the end of the closing credits there is a disclaimer that reads "This motion picture contains no visual depiction of the godhead." See more »
This is another classic example of never judging a movie from its trailer. The trailer was so good and showed a lot of promise but the movie turned out to be a damp squib. The Coen brothers who have written some classics in the past seem to have an off day. There is so much potential in the story about the movie business in the 50s but too many characters and side plots ruin the film. There is a small bit of history added in about Communists in US in 1950s but that twist looks lame because the story is dull. Perhaps, the Coen brothers should take some inspiration from Tarantino who specialises in making films with multiple characters and side plots. What also made me upset is the Coens waste the talent of multiple actors starting from Clooney, Johansson, Fiennes, Hill, Mcdormand & Swinton who is a double role. They have all interesting characters but never remain sort of caricatures because of the poor writing. And finally coming to Josh Brolin. Brolin is an under rated actor as per me. In the only well written role of a studio fixer Mannix, Brolin gives us performance I could easily relate to. A hard working family man who tries to keep everyone happy and run the studio yet is disturbed and looking for inner peace. A nice performance and I hope in the future Brolin gets similar well written roles in better written movies.
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