PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
An English Duke from 1876 is inadvertedly dragged to modern day New York where he falls for a plucky advertising executive.
Hugh Jackman took etiquette lessons from 19th-century etiquette expert Jane Gibson (who trained actors for such projects as Sense and Sensibility (1995)). He also studied ballroom dancing and trained to ride a horse for the film.
Time. Time, it has been proposed, is the fourth dimension. And yet, for mortal man, time has no dimension at all. We are like horses with blinders, seeing only what lies before us. Forever guessing the future and fabricating the past.
Leopold is from 1876, yet he is familiar with Puccini's "La Boheme" (first performed in 1896), Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance" (first performed in 1879), and Puccini's "Tosca" (1900). In the Italian (dubbed) version, Leopold mentions Verdi's "La Traviata", first performed in 1853.
In 1852, Elisha Graves Otis invented the safety brake for a lifting platform. One year later in 1853, he founded the Otis Elevator Company in Yonkers, New York. The Otis Elevator Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation.
$2,562,448 (USA) (23 December 2001)
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