#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – This panoramic tale of Savannah’s eccentricities focuses on a murder and the subsequent trial of Jim Williams: self made man, art collector, antiques dealer, bon vivant and semi-closeted homosexual. John Kelso a magazine reporter finds himself in Savannah amid the beautiful architecture and odd doings to write a feature on one of William’s famous Christmas parties. He is intrigued by Williams from the start, but his curiosity is piqued when he meets Jim’s violent, young and sexy lover, Billy. Later that night, Billy is dead, and Kelso stays on to cover the murder trial. Along the way he encounters the irrepressible Lady Chablis, a drag queen commedienne, Sonny Seiler, lawyer to Williams, whose famous dog UGA is the official mascot of the Georgia Bulldogs, an odd man who keeps flies attached to mini leashes on his lapels and threatens daily to poison the water supply, the Married Ladies Card Club, and Minerva, a spiritualist. Between being Jim’s buddy, cuddling up to a torch singer, meeting every eccentric in Savannah, participating in midnight graveyard rituals and helping solve the mysteries surrounding Billy’s murder, Kelso has his hands full.
Plot: A visiting city reporter’s assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.
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Grand Entertainment as well as a lesson on hospitality
I got the chance to view this recently on video and to me it left me in total awe. This is Clint Eastwood’s best movie to date in a line of good movies that include his directorial debut from “Play Misty For Me” to his brandish westerns like “The Outlaw Josey Wales” to his Oscar winning “Unforgiven”,to even his soft hearted material ranging from his military drama “Heartbreak Ridge” to the emotional “The Bridges of Madison County”. But here “Midnight In The Garden Of Good and Evil” is astounding entertainment and it features actor Kevin Spacey in one of his most gifted role of his career. The movie focuses on the happenings of Savannah,Georgia where the city of hot nights and cold-blooded murder all rolled into one. Its a rarely do movies of this magnitude show so much of true southern city they are depicting and basically get it right. It also shows in the first half of the movie the that way these houses and the designs which are depicted is incredible(yes,Mr. Eastwood has a eye for good art)and they way details are properly set,especially with the Christmas party dinner scene is perfect as well as the overall architecture of some of the most lavish houses ever bulit(if you ever go down to Savannah you must see this to believe it and its worth the trip) as well as the proper way to show courtesy of upright manners in front of your guests where hospitality is always first rate. But as far as the movie is concern(which is based on John Berendt’s novel of the same title)what you see is depicted throughout the movie and the overall beauty of the city of Savannah. The people are so loving and caring that it makes you not only leave,but stay here more to see what happens next. I got the chance to read the book on this,but I take the book over the movie as a tossup,but you will not be disappointed. A grand style of entertainment at its finest hour. Thank you so much Kevin Spacey and director Clint Eastwood.
Having lived in Savannah in 1988 -1992, and knowing not only Jim but also Chablis, I was disappointed in the movie. That is an understatement, I walked out before the movie was over. John did a great job with the book but Clint really screwed up when he made the movie; first with the casting. John’s role played by John Cusack is ridiculous. I only met John Berendt once but I certainly would not cast young and somewhat sexy John Cusack to play him. Tony Randall would have been a nice choice. I know people are enthralled with Kevin Spacey’s role as Jim, but I was not impressed. Not only did they look nothing alike, Kevin played Jim as a much more sophisticated and elegant man than he actually was. Yes Jim had his money and the friends who accompany it, but he was more of a foul mouthed and overly loud man who lacked social graces, at least when he was in the company of other gay men. When I first met him in ’88, I was new to town and had no idea who he was or what he had done. He introduced himself as a murderer that I must be familiar with because he was on the cover of some magazine at one time (this was years before “the book”). Then he spilled his drink on me with out even so much as an apology. To say the least, I stayed far away from him whenever I saw him out. Okay, so Kevin would not have known the real Jim Williams, but Clint could have done a little more research so that he could be portrayed realistically. Chablis did the best job of acting in the entire movie. That is sad to say because all she was doing was playing herself. At least Clint didn’t miss it on casting that time. As far as another Savannah local playing himself, Jerry Spence should have been fired and someone who could deliver a line chosen. I still have no idea what he was saying in his few lines. Then there is the storyline. John’s book told a fascinating story that made people want to go to Savannah. Clint’s rendition of Savannah made it into a caricature of itself with a boring story and horrible acting. Skip the movie and read the book if you want a real taste of what Savannah was like during the 1980s.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 35 min (155 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Clint Eastwood
Writer John Berendt (book), John Lee Hancock (screenplay)
Actors John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, Jack Thompson, Irma P. Hall
Awards 1 win & 4 nominations.
Production Company Silver Pictures, Warner Bros.
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color) (prints)
Film Length 4,265 m (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm