R | | Comedy
Director Michael Winterbottom (Northam) attempts to shoot the adaptation of Laurence Sterne's essentially unfilmable novel, "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman."
Stephen Rodrick was on set to interview Michael Winterbottom for the New York Times magazine (published on 3 July 2005) when he was roped in to appear in the film.
What do you think? I've had them done.
Steve Coogan: I know you have.
Rob Brydon: What do you think? Feel that one. There's no crevice. Feel it.
Steve Coogan: Don't ask me to feel your teeth.
Rob Brydon: Just close your eyes and feel it.
Steve Coogan: No. It's your fucking teeth. Christ!
Rob Brydon: What is the matter with ...
Opening credits have (intentional) spacing issues, and mismatched fonts.
Just as with "In This World," the British DVD features a 1.78:1 transfer of the film. Although the film was shot for release in theaters at 2.35:1, because it was made on DV, the total space of the filmed image was 1.78. The film was masked for theatrical release, as the director intended. However, for DVD release, the film was transferred open matte. Again, like "In This World," only the American DVD respects the theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1.
$60,886 29 January 2006
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