Sunday, January 18, 2015

1/18/2002 Gosford Park premieres

January 18, 2002.  Robert Altman's stylish murder mystery premiered on this day.  Gosford Park takes place at an English country house where a group of people and their servants gather for a hunting party in the 1930s.  In the great Agatha  Christie tradition, murder occurs.

The film was nominated for more than sixty awards, and won more than 20.  It also inspired Downton Abbey, in which Maggie Smith plays a similar character to the one in the movie.  She delivers my favorite line in the flick: "When you think of what they have to carry, all those jimmies and torches and skeleton keys, it's a miracle anyone ever gets burgled at all..."

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