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
Counterintuitively, although this was released as a Universal Picture, the more observant film buff will notice the end titles state that it was also shot at Warner Bros., as part of the Capitol backlot, and Sony Pictures (MGM) Studios, most obviously the huge Stage 30 which houses the huge interior water tank, used in the scene referencing Esther Williams films shot in the very same Stage. Additionally, the huge on location lot referred to as "The Lot". This composite version of the Capitol studio lot, clearly suggests its a physically bigger Movie Studio than Warner Bros-MGM/Sony-Universal combined. See more »
St. Paul on the road to Damascus is represented as an old man. But at the time of his conversion St. Paul was about thirty years old, being born in 5 after Christ. 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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The movie's title "Hail, Caesar!" appears onscreen as the title of the biblical epic that Eddie is watching in dailies. 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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