Hail, Caesar! is released in UK cinemas on the 4th March and looks like it will be a lot of fun.
Something the Coen Brothers do particularly well is historical detail – the criminally underrated Hudsucker Proxy, as well as O Brother Where Art Thou? and the Man Who Wasn’t There all have more stylistic chops in their period placing than your average comedy thriller – if an average comedy thriller is something that actually exists. Inside Llewyn Davies almost felt like it was made in the 1960s.
But now with Hail Caesar! it looks like their attention to detail is being given the full saturated technicolor treatment.
Their last Hollywood set film was made 25 years ago – the wonderful 1940s based comedy-drama Barton Fink. Hail, Caesar! is set in the 1950s and by all accounts will be happening in front of backdrop the studio system of the time – with pastiches of Esther Williams, South Pacific, Gene Kelly and Cecil B DeMille thrown into the mix.
The huge celebrity cast includes Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum.
And with Roger Deakins providing the cinematography the whole thing will certainly look beautiful.
Let’s hope it lives up to the expectation.
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