Gosford Park. 2001. Directed by Robert Altman.
Gosford Park directed by Robert Altman and written by Julian Fellowes is the quintessential whodunit film. Altman completely showed his excellence in collaboration, impromptu acting, and jazzy directing in Gosford Park. In addition, the ensemble cast of every A-list actor from the UK made the film so glamorous both upstairs and downstairs. Gosford Park is the progenitor of Downton Abbey the show and feature length film(s). Altman’s genius never ceases to amaze me nor does Gosford Park’s charm. Julian Fellowes earned an Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. It is hard to single out the best actors in Gosford Park. However, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Camilla Rutherford, Bob Balaban and Kelly Macdonald gave truly outstanding performances. If you haven’t seen this whodunit film and you are an Altman fan, I suggest you take some time to view Gosford Park.