PG-13 | | Comedy, Mystery
A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line.
Here at Capitol Pictures, as you know, an army of technicians, actors, and top notch artistic people are working hard to bring to the screen the story of the Christ. It's a swell story.
The opening credits to Hobie's Western movie-within-a-movie that he attends with Carlotta state that it is filmed in VistaVision. But VistaVision was not introduced until 1954, and the events in "Hail, Caesar" itself apparently take place in 1951, according to the date listed on some literature shown at the secret Communist meeting, and according to the comment made by a studio executive that television was just beginning to catch on with the American public (true in 1951, already an established fact in 1954).
At the end of the closing credits there is a disclaimer that reads "This motion picture contains no visual depiction of the godhead."
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