PG-13 | | Comedy, Mystery
The fictional film studio "Capitol Pictures" previously appeared in Barton Fink (1991), another Los Angeles period film from the Coen Brothers. Eddie Mannix's secretary mentions that his meeting with the four religious leaders takes place in the "Wallace Beery ... ...
As for the religious aspect, does the depiction of Christ Jesus cut the mustard?
Catholic Clergyman: Well, the nature of Christ is not quite as simple as your photoplay would have it.
Eddie Mannix: How so, father?
Catholic Clergyman: It's not the case, simply, that Christ is God or God - Christ.
Rabbi: You ...
The voice-over narration for the film-within-a-film of Hail Caesar! says that the stomp of the Roman army's sandals can be heard from the Iberian Peninsula in the west "through the halls of the great library of Alexandria in the east!" However Palestine, where much of the story takes place, is located east of Alexandria and was also under Roman rule.
The movie's title "Hail, Caesar!" appears onscreen as the title of the biblical epic that Eddie is watching in dailies.
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