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
The first film that cinematographer Roger Deakins has shot for directors Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, and on 35mm film, since True Grit (2010). He had previously become an advocate of shooting digitally, and used Arri Alexa cameras on his next five films, but switched back to film for this because the Coens dislike digital cameras and thought that shooting on film suited a period piece set in 1950s Hollywood. See more »
The movie is set in 1951. In Eddie Mannix's kitchen, there are two sets of incorrect electricity receptacle outlets that take three-prong (grounded) plugs, that for the year 1951 should have been the (2-prong) non-grounding electricity receptacle outlets. Homes built before 1962 had most of their original 125 VOLT electricity receptacle outlets of the (2-prong) non-grounding type. In 1947, the NEC (USA) code first required grounding type (3-prong) receptacles for the laundry. In 1956 the required use of grounding type receptacles was extended to basements, garages, outdoors and other areas where a person might be standing on ground. From 1962 grounded outlets became required in American homes, because the NEC (USA) code was revised to require all branch circuits to include a grounding conductor or ground path to which the grounding contacts of the receptacle must be connected. See more »
Ironically but vainly dedicated to the 50's gossips
Despite the fact this movie is ironically dedicated to the 50's gossips (Charlton Heston, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, ...), despite the constant second degree humour, despite all these excellent actors, despite my keen interest in the filmography of the Coen brothers, I got seriously bored!
In bulk: a Roman legionnaire who discusses sociology with communists who have just kidnapped him; a starlet who plans to adopt her own newborn; a suitcase full of banknotes flowing right next to a submarine, because of a chihuahua; a motion picture exec who daily confesses his sins; ... and so on and so on ...
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