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A Cock and Bull Story 2005 123movies

A Cock and Bull Story 2005 123movies

Because everyone loves an accurate period piece.94 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Two actors, as their make up is applied, talk about the size of their parts. Then into the film: Laurence Sterne’s unfilmable novel, Tristram Shandy, a fictive autobiography wherein the narrator, interrupted constantly, takes the entire story to be born. The film tracks between “Shandy” and behind the scenes. Size matters: parts, egos, shoes, noses. The lead’s girlfriend, with their infant son, is up from London for the night, wanting sex; interruptions are constant. Scenes are shot, re-shot, and discarded. The purpose of the project is elusive. Fathers and sons; men and women; cocks and bulls. Life is amorphous, too full and too rich to be captured in one narrative.
Plot: Steve Coogan, an arrogant actor with low self-esteem and a complicated love life, is playing the eponymous role in an adaptation of “The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman” being filmed at a stately home. He constantly spars with actor Rob Brydon, who is playing Uncle Toby and believes his role to be of equal importance to Coogan’s.
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Lots of Cleverness and some Wit but — I do fear — not quite enough Shandy
Michael Winterbottom’s movie is an Altmanesque production depicting an English crew shooting Laurence’s Sterne’s eccentric eighteenth-century literary classic. It begins wittily and appropriately with Steve Coogan exchanging mocking banter with costar Rob Bryden, and then Coogan, with cosmetically enlarged and crooked nose and proper costume, becomes Shandy introducing himself. The essentials of the book are sketched in — first of all, Tristram’s meandering account of his childhood and birth (not in any logical order — nor should they be — and intersperced with Coogan’s caustic comments on the child actors playing him at earlier stages — which perfectly fits in with Sterne’s tendency to interrupt himself on the slightest pretext); then, Uncle Toby (Rob Briden) and his obsession with his exploits at the Battle of Naumur, which include an injury whose location he studiously avoids explicating. The mishaps surrounding Tristram’s birth start with his name and move on to the forceps — then a new device — whose clumsy use by Dr. Slop cause the altered nose. A falling window caused even more crucial damage.

The moment of birth is dwelt upon — then the camera cuts back to the crew and the focus shifts to the Coogan-Bryden rivalry again, Steve’s girlfriend and their baby, his own problems in bed, his flirtation with a pale-coffee-colored lady crew member who’s a great film buff. Coogan wants his shoes made with higher heels so he’s taller than Bryden. The filmmakers hold endless confabs over how to do a battle scene and whether to bring in the romance with Widow Wadham (to be played by Gillian Anderson, who agrees from Los Angeles with comic alacrity). Anderson’s presence brings in more money for the battle, and then both the battle and the romance are left out of the final cut. Much hilarity accompanies these details, though the main focus is on Coogan’s stardom and inability to have a minute to himself.

Unfortunately once Winterbottom pulls away from the birth scene, the Sterne novel, which pretty much ranks with Fielding’s “Tom Jones” for brilliance and humor, somewhat falls by the wayside never to be recovered till just before the end, when it seems tacked back in as a hasty afterthought. And hasty is one thing Sterne never is: impulsive and quirky, but never, never, never — oh, my Heavens No! — not rushed. At novel’s end, his main character, after all, has still not been born.

Maybe it means something that only one member of the cast is reported to have ever actually read “Tristram Shandy” through to the end. Neither Coogan nor Bryden seems particularly eighteenth-century in their role, and Bryden’s isn’t a particularly inspired recreation of Uncle Toby. Nobody is amiably eccentric to the right degree.

Winterbottom has made an intermittently quite funny movie that never loses its pace, but he has recreated Robert Altman rather than Laurence Sterne, and when you realize this, if you care at all about the novel, the whole enterprise, despite its frantic energy, becomes, for all its wit and good humor, a little bit of a drag. This is an enormously clever film, but what seems brilliant on paper doesn’t always play for keeps.

Review By: Chris Knipp Rating: 8 Date: 2005-11-17
Shandy by halves
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy was published in the mid 1750s and can be described as postmodern before the term was invented.

The book is a ramble and regarded as unfilmable.

Enter Frank Cottrell Boyce and Michael Winterbottom. They are assisted by Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan who adapted the book as a film within a film of the book.

Anyone familiar with the BBC series The Trip, also directed by Winterbottom and starring Brydon and Coogan as versions of themselves will be acquainted with the set up.

They both tease, spar, cajole each other and do impressions.

You have scenes relating to the birth of Tristram Shandy and some of it is comical and amusing. You have a battle scene with literally tens of people and suddenly the filmmakers manage to get Gillian Anderson on board as Widow Wadman which leads to an increased budget

As the film goes on, Coogan’s personal life comes under scrutiny with a newspaper hack chasing him about a kiss and tell story. Madchester TV stalwart and music mogul Tony Wilson appears as himself giving a testy interview to Coogan. Stephen Fry later drops by as a know it all.

By the latter part of the film it just fizzles out, as if the actual writer and director ran out of gas and this viewer lost interest.

Maybe there was a good reason why the novel was unfilmable.

Review By: Prismark10 Rating: 4 Date: 2013-11-03

Other Information:

Original Title A Cock and Bull Story
Release Date 2005-07-17
Release Year 2005

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Comedy
Director Michael Winterbottom
Writer Laurence Sterne (novel), Frank Cottrell Boyce (screenplay)
Actors Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Keeley Hawes, Shirley Henderson
Country UK
Awards 2 wins & 14 nominations.
Production Company BBC
Website N/A


Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Sony HDW-F750, Zeiss DigiPrime Lenses
Laboratory N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Video (HDTV)
Cinematographic Process HDCAM
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)

A Cock and Bull Story 2005 123movies
Original title A Cock and Bull Story
TMDb Rating 6.3 92 votes

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