sábado, 26 de novembro de 2022

Topsy -Turvy, by Mike Leigh (1999)

Topsy Turvy captures Gilbert and Sullivan in the midst of a turbulent period in their partnership. Desperate to be taken more seriously as a composer, Arthur Sullivan attempts to renege on the Gilbert and Sullivan contract with the Savoy Theatre. While his partner William S Gilbert struggles to come up with something new to write about. Each man, in a sense, is longing for individual acclaim but they are trapped in an entity neither one can shake. The fame of their collective energies has taken on a life of its own and the theater crowds want more.

Director Mike Leigh

Writer Mike Leigh

Stars: Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Dexter Fletcher, Lesley Manville, Timothy Spall, Kevin McKidd, Andy Serkis.

Won 2 Oscars: Best Costume Design, Best Makeup.

Mike Leigh was so frustrated with the continued relegation of his movies to art house cinemas instead of wide release that he joked that he would have cast Arnold Schwarzenegger as both Gilbert and Sullivan if his budget had permitted it.

There are three Shakespearean quotes. The first is a line from Macbeth Act III, Scene 3 "O horror, horror, horror!...", spoken by Gilbert at breakfast in relation to the prospects for an extended run for 'Princess Ida'. The second is from Othello, Act I, Scene 1 : "What a full fortune does the thick-lips owe,/ If he can carry 't thus!" , spoken at the restaurant when discussing General Gordon's death at Khartoum. The third is also from Macbeth, Act II, Scene 2 : "A little water clears us of this deed," spoken by Helen Lenoir when comforting Rutland Barrington, who was ill from eating oysters. That quote from Macbeth Act 3 is also said by Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now.

Blocked in some countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

Subtitles in English, Português, Español.


Topsy Turvy mostra a famosa dupla Gilbert & Sullivan (Jim Broadbent e Allan Corduner) no meio de um período turbulento da parceria deles. Gilbert & Sullivan até é citada pelo Capitão Picard em episódio de Star Trek Nova Geração. Desesperado por ser levado mais a sério como compositor, Arthur Sullivan tenta renegar o contrato que a dupla tem com o Teatro Savoy. Enquanto seu parceiro William Gilbert luta para conseguir algo novo para escrever. Cada um está esperando uma aclamação individual, mas eles estão presos em uma entidade que não conseguem mudar. A fama deles tomou vida própria e o teatro quer mais. A expressão Topsy-Turvy quer dizer de cabeça para baixo ou em desordem.

Esse filme foi publicado aqui no blog em dezembro de 2021, mas o YouTube removeu meu canal. Agora está publicado em outro canal conforme link abaixo.

Legendas em Inglês, Português e Espanhol.

Filme ganhou dois Oscars e um BAFTA.

LINK: https://youtu.be/QH4IMHTAyic

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