Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

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A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.


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24 July 2000 | andrew8511
Pure Genius
I am at a loss as to how anyone can not like this film. It was pure genius. Cusack plays a somewhat stereotypical character (which was very appropriate for the movie, it created a perfect contrast between the cultures of New York and Savannah). Kevin Spacey was nothing short of amazing, better than in The Usual Suspects, and almost as good as in American Beauty. Lady Chablis was also excellent. I especially enjoyed watching Lady Chablis and Jim Kelso's relationship mature and change throughout the film. I have seen the movie numerous times and plan to see it again. Though, it is not for those who wish to go to a movie to be simply entertained. Highly recommended....

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Trivia

At the time of this movie's video release in the US, Blockbuster Video was offering a "Guaranteed In-Stock" promotion on select new releases in where customers would receive a coupon for a free rental if a particular new release was out of stock. While this film didn't qualify for the promotion nationwide, it was applied to the Blockbusters located in Savannah, GA.


Quotes

Minerva: Quit eye balling me, Flavius. I knew you when you was a two bit hustler on Bull Street.


Goofs

In bar scene with John and Sonny, the head (foam) on John's beer changes between shots.


Crazy Credits

Closing disclaimer: This film is based upon John Berendt's book "MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL". Dialogue and certain events and characters contained in the film were created for the purposes of dramatization.


Alternate Versions

The UK Region 2 multi-DVD box set titled "CLINT EASTWOOD 35 YEARS, 35 FILMS" (EAN 5051892017114) released on August 16, 2010 makes reference to the inclusion of a Director's Cut. Eastwood has admitted to shooting a "love scene" between Kevin Spacey and Alison Eastwood and then cutting it from this film and although not confirmed it is suspected this is included to make some or all of the Director's Cut. The latter information sourced from http://www.screenit.com/movies/1997/midnight_in_the_garden_of_good_&_evil.html


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I Wanna Be Around
Written by
Johnny Mercer and Sadie Vimmerstedt
Performed by Tony Bennett
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

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Genres

Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

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