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Topsy-Turvy (1999) (Mike Leigh Untitled)

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Allan Corduner Allan Corduner
Arthur Sullivan
Sukie Smith Sukie Smith
Roger Heathcott Roger Heathcott
Stage Doorkeeper
Wendy Nottingham Wendy Nottingham
Helen Lenoir
Stefan Bednarczyk Stefan Bednarczyk
Frank Cellier
Timothy Spall Timothy Spall
Richard Temple

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5 years, 2 months ago at Mar 28 15:04
Mike Leigh is one of the most highly regarded British directors of the last 20 years and he has made many fine pictures such as ‘Naked’, ‘All or Nothing’ or ‘Vera Drake’. All these movies were socially focused but there was one small exception and it is this flick. Indeed, it was this time a costume drama and probably the most obscure movie Leigh has made so far, at least among the one... read more


4 years, 2 months ago at Apr 1 21:01
Mike Leigh’s Topsy-Turvy is a film love drunk for musical theater, more specifically, the musical theater of Gilbert & Sullivan. Perhaps a bit too in love with them, since it details in the creation of The Mikado from the beginning to the very end, never once glossing over even the tiniest bits of the creative process. This wouldn’t be so bad if we had walked away with a clearer portrait of th... read more
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Description: William Schwenck Gilbert is the librettist, writing the words. Arthur Sullivan is the composer, writing the music. Gilbert is the very model of a... William Schwenck Gilbert is the librettist, writing the words. Arthur Sullivan is the composer, writing the music. Gilbert is the very model of a 19th-century British gentleman, an overly proper married man certain that he knows best. For nearly a decade, Gilbert and Sullivan's collaborations have delighted the English people. Their popular comic operas have recouped handsomely for the successful Savoy Theatre... But, in 1884, as a London heat wave cuts into the theater trade, thei ... (more)
Release date: 11 February 2000
UPC: 696306001928
Tags: Drama (5), Biography (4), Comedy (4), Music (4), 1999 (3), 1990s (2), (2), London (2), Historical (2), Period Piece (2), Composer (2), Independent Film. Backstage (1), London England (1), Theater (1), Victorian Era (1), British (1), Operetta (1), Opera Company (1), Period Drama (1), Playwrite (1)
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