Gosford Park

Corrected entry: When Henry Denton is attacking Mary Maceachran, the camera zooms in on the back of his pants and you can see the tag "Fox Studios" from their rental department. (00:43:30)

Correction: This is deliberate - a foreshadowing of who Henry really is.

Corrected entry: During the shoot daffodils in bloom are visible. Pheasant shooting finishes at the end of January. Daffodils in England are seldom in full bloom until late February or early March.

Correction: The director has actually been very clever and done his research. It seems that back then, when the film is supposed to take place, daffodils were in full bloom at the end of January.

Continuity mistake: When Henry Denton storms out of the room after the coffee is spilled in his lap, Lady Trentham's newspaper is open. As she starts to laugh, the camera angle changes and her paper is now closed and she reopens it. (01:49:55)

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Trivia: The character, Ivor Novello, played by Jeremy Northam, was a real-life actor and composer. Six of his songs were included in Gosford Park's soundtrack. His film, "The Lodger" that Lady Constance mentions as being a flop, was a real movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on Jack the Ripper.

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Question: Why is Jennings drunk and worried about the situation? Is he just upset? I can't understand why the other maid said she would do anything he asked.


Answer: Jennings' drinking problem stems from his having been a World War I conscientious objector, for which he was imprisoned. He has kept this secret and is worried the police investigation will uncover his past and jeopardize his job. The maid, Dorothy, is secretly in love with Jennings and wants to protect him.

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