#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – After their production “Princess Ida” meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work together again, which opens the way to “The Mikado,” one of the duo’s greatest successes.
Plot: After their production “Princess Ida” meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work together again, which opens the way to “The Mikado,” one of the duo’s greatest successes.
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Well crafted and charming but may be of limited interest
Gilbert and Sullivan are a successful musical team writing their shows for the Savoy Hotel in London. However Sullivan is tired and is suffering from ill-health. During a bad bout he resolves to no longer write for the Savoy with Gilbert but instead to recover in France and then to strike out alone and write a grand opera. Gilbert meanwhile, is showing signs of fatigue coming up with plots that use the same devices to the same ends. However the two are contractually obliged to continue their relationship, a prospect both seem ill at ease with until Gilbert takes an afternoon off at an exhibition of Japanese culture, sowing the seeds of inspiration for The Mikado.
I honestly had never even heard of this film until the television premier in 2002, if you had told me Mike Leigh had made a film on such subject matter I would likely have laughed down my sleeve at such a suggestion. However I gave this a watch despite the fact I know little (or care little) for the works of Gilbert and Sullivan and worries bout the fact it was 160 odd minutes long! However the plot is sufficiently well delivered to take those who only know a little about the pair to keep up. By taking the snapshot of the Mikado to show their relationship the film takes away what could have been a rough, sprawling epic the snapshot works much better. The weaving of the production into the narrative, rather than all at the end, means that both sets of fans will be happy there is enough music to please those who came for that, but also enough plot within to drive the film.
Leigh does very well, mixing humour and telling drama with the music of the show. The production of the film (and the production!) are both very good and the detail is fine. The cast are all excellent. Broadbent is good as the straight-laced Gilbert and his chemistry with the enjoyable Corduner works throughout. The support cast are all good in singing and non-singing scenes I was surprised to see Spall carrying the tunes so well!
Overall this is a good film but I doubt that Gilbert & Sullivan will be much of a draw even now that it is on TV. However if you have the chance to watch it then you should push through your reservations and give it a try it is engaging and humourous enough to overcome a lack of knowledge (or interest) in the pair’s work.
i am at a loss
i brought home this film and watched the beginning and got bored and turned it off. the next day i watched a little more, got bored and turned it off. the next day the same – for 5 or 6 days.. and i am still not finished it!
i persist because i really like most of mike leigh’s films, and granted there have been a few interesting/humourous moments in topsy turvy, but overall i can’t say i am impressed at all. apart from the art direction, the film seems pretty boring, and while i don’t expect leigh’s films to move quickly i do expect them to move.
if there is some secret great ending someone please let me know and i will brave it out, but as it is i think i have to call it quits on this one.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 40 min (160 min)
Genre Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Music, Musical
Director Mike Leigh
Writer Mike Leigh
Actors Allan Corduner, Dexter Fletcher, Sukie Smith, Roger Heathcott
Country UK, USA
Awards Won 2 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 28 nominations.
Production Company Newmarket Capital Group, Greenlight Fund, Goldwyn Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35-III, Cooke, Canon and Zeiss Lenses, Moviecam Compact, Cooke, Canon and Zeiss Lenses, Moviecam SL, Cooke, Canon and Zeiss Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, London, UK (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji F-CP 3519)