Gosford Park is a 2001 satirical black comedy mystery film directed by Robert Altman and written by Julian Fellowes. It was influenced by Jean Renoir's French classic, La Règle du jeu (The Rules of the Game)
The story follows a party of wealthy Britons plus an American producer, and their servants, who gather for a shooting weekend at Gosford Park, an English country house. A murder occurs after a dinner party, and the film goes on to present the subsequent investigation from the servants' and guests' perspectives.
Development on Gosford Park began in 1999, when Bob Balaban asked Altman if they could develop a film together. Balaban suggested an Agatha Christie-style whodunit and introduced Altman to Julian Fellowes, with whom Balaban had been working on a different project.
The film went into production in March 2001, and began filming at Shepperton Studios with a production budget of $19.8 million.
Gosford Park premiered on 7 November 2001 at the London Film Festival, and was released in January 2002 by USA Films and in February 2002 in the United Kingdom.
The film was successful at the box office, grossing over $87 million in cinemas worldwide and was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Altman and Best Supporting Actress for both Helen Mirren and Meggie Smith, and won Best Original Screenplay for Julian Fellowes; it was also nominated for nine British Academy Film Awards.
The TV series Downton Abbey written and created by Julian Fellowes was originally planned as a spin-off of Gosford Park, but instead was developed as a standalone property inspired by the film, and set earlier in the 20th century.
Writer: Ramon Campos
Directors: Carlos Sedes, Silvia Quers
Music: Lucio Godoy
Costume design: Helena Sanchís
Stars: Yon González, Amaia Salamanca
1905, Northern Spain.
A young boy of humble background Julio Olmedo came to the luxurious Grand Hotel to look for his sister Cristina, who worked there as a maid and had not written to him for too long. Although he was told Cristina was fired for theft, Julio thought something has happened to her and was determined to find her.
He mader himself a waiter under the name Julio Espinosa to investigate his sister's disappearance, thus met Alicia Alarcón, the younger daughter of the hotel's owner Doña Teresa who decided to help him.
And they fell in love.
Original idea and screenplay
1975, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
He is co-founder of Bambu Producciones, which is the creator of some of the most elegant spainish tv series including: Gran Hotel, Velvet, Seis Hermanas, Gran Reserva.
"Dicen por ahí que el cine es como las carreras de coches de época y la tele la Fórmula Uno, a toda ostia, y eso es lo que me entusiasma".
1982, Ferrol, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
1980, Galicia, Spain, producer, writer
She is co-founder of Bambu Producciones, which is the creator of some of the most elegant spainish tv series including: Gran Hotel, Velvet, Seis Hermanas, Gran Reserva.
The time: 1905-1907
The place: The story took place in a fictional place in Northern Spain called Cantaloa, which is in reality Cantabria Province, and the main location for Gran Hotel is the Palacio de la Magdalena in Santander.
Helena Sanchís is the director of costume design for the series, whose seamstresses make most of the outfits of the characters in her workshop in Villaviciosa de Odón, a small town close to Madrid.
According to her, her main inspiration and reference point are the artworks of Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla (Valencia; 27 Februray 1863-Cercedilla, 10 August 1923), which is most obvious in the wardrobes of Alicia.
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida ( 27 February 1863 – 10 August 1923) was a Spanish painter. Sorolla excelled in the painting of portraits, landscapes and monumental works of social and historical themes. His most typical works are characterized by a dexterous representation of the people and landscape under the bright sunlight of Spain and sunlit water.
Spanish-Argentinian film composer & music producer
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