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."
The film features several pieces of music by Nino Rota from the Federico Fellini film 8½ (1963), which is also about frustrated efforts to make a movie.
It would make it a real movie if it had a real star.
Mark: Two stars.
Throughout the closing credits, Rob and Steve talk about how they use techniques of various other actors.
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