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The Cat's Meow [DVD] (2001)


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  • Actors: Kirsten Dunst, Cary Elwes, Edward Herrmann, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley
  • Directors: Peter Bogdanovich
  • Format: PAL, Anamorphic, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Sound
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, German
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Universal
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Nov 2007
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002W19MO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,427 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By F. S. L'hoir TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 Nov 2009
Format: DVD
In "The Cat's Meow," Peter Bogdonovich performs movie magic, recreating the 1920s, when the screens were silent and the stars' lives were private (or, at least, hushed up). His subtle "color scheme of black and white" for the luxurious costumes and opulent settings contributes to the illusion, as does the "tinny" musical score, which brings us early 20th-century favorites, such as "Charleston," and "Ain't We Got Fun?". Al Jolson's rendition of "Avalon" allows us viewers to suspend our collective disbelief and embark on the ill-starred voyage of the "Oneida" with William Randolph Hearst, Marion Davies, and their elegantly dissolute guests, which (according to this scenario) include a hot-to-trot Charlie Chaplin; sensational novelist, Elinor Glynn; has-been Movie Mogul, William Ince; future poisoned-pen columnist, Louella Parsons, and an assortment of starlets and hangers-on.

As Hearst, Edward Hermann portrays the lonely paranoia of power; and Kirsten Dunst gives us a glimpse of the comedienne that Marion Davies might have been if given the right part. Eddie Izzard depicts Chaplin' self-conscious charm; Joanna Lumley, who narrates the story in the 'voice' of an Elinor Glynn novel, is convincing; and if anyone thinks that Jennifer Tilly's interpretation of Louella Parsons is exaggerated, then they have never heard that redoubtable purveyor of gossip on the radio, as, every week, she literally meowed "Hello to All of You From Hollywood!" Bogdonovich has adroitly directed an ensemble cast in which every character is pitch-perfect [The girls playing the starlets are especially commendable.].

Part Agatha Christie mystery and part Hollywood thriller, "The Cat's Meow" is a keeper, which I take off the shelf every year and watch again, always discovering some new detail, to my great enjoyment.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Jan 2006
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This is a delightful film. It is based on the imagined solution to a real mystery set in California in the 1920's and is full of fine actors doing great character roles, but cast against their usual types. A stylish look at the self indulgent world of William Randolph Hearst and his mistress Marion Davies, this film manages to be sympathetic to the best in everyone and remorseless in exposing the worst. Thw twenties look great the yacht and the settings are well realised. This is a dark social comedy and well worth seeing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Jan 2005
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I must say this is truly splendid. If you are a sucker for anything set in the 20's then this will satisfy your every whim. Here we have power, money & jelousy. Trouble soon follows.
The acting, especially from Eddie Izzard (Charlie Chaplin), Joanna Lumley (Elinor Glyn) & Kirsten Dunst (Marion Davies) is spot on. The costumes are to die for & the setting, which is mostly on media tycoon William Randolph Hearst's private yatch, is fantastic.
This film has brought to the screen what is a difficult subject as no real explaination has ever been given to the shooting & death during the celebrity party in November 1924.
I was surprised to find this film was not a UK production as it feels so British.
A special mention must go to the music which is quite simply brilliant!
IMMERSE YOURSELF!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 May 2005
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A very 'pretty' film, with lots of 1920s features - Charlestons, jazz, Prohibition, black musicians etc etc. And some truly outstanding performances: Kirsten Dunst's Marion (whose face expresses so many emotions) and the truly repellent - but right after the crime is committed surprisingly vulnerable - Hearst of Herrman. The hypocrisy that underlay so much of the 1920s, sent up by Grosz and Bertolt Brecht in the contemporary Weimar republic, is beautifully caught in this jewel of a movie. But there are flaws: Eddie Izzard, a genius in the field of stand-up comedy, is far too 'big' to be Chaplin (as the short provided as an extra demonstrates) and it was just as well that we were constantly reminded that he was Chaplin. And there was a tendency - common to many US actors - to mumble, forcing viewers to use subtitles. The truly excellent Joanna Lumley, as the iconic Elinor Glyn, shows how lines should be delivered.
Not quite the cat's whiskers, but an enjoyable film.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Fontenelle on 7 Dec 2009
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I was keen to watch this film when I discovered it was to be shown on terrestial television earlier this year, but extremely disappointed to find out it was being shown on a weekday in the early afternoon. This film is excellent and gives a viable suggestion to what may really have happened on Hearst's yacht in 1924. Joanna Lumley narrates the tale excellently; Kirsten Dunst brings Marion Davies to life - the flavour of old hollywood is given by Peter Bogdanovich's direction. The special features give a good background to the film. A must for those interested in early hollywood behind the scenes.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Litchfield on 13 Jan 2005
Format: DVD
The Cat's Meow offers an insight into what may (or may not) have occurred during a fateful pleasure cruise aboard media mogul William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924. One guest didn't survive the trip, and afterwards the other passengers only ever talked about what happened during those few days in riddles. The film is at pains to point out that it only depicts one possible version of events, which unfortunately does rather undermine the convincing storyline.
The story begins in Hollywood, "a land just off the coast of the planet earth", in that decadent decade dominated by the Charleston, flappers, and bootleg moonshine. The women's costumes are thus visually spectacular - all satin and feathers - but some of the actors seem to be overwhelmed by the splendour, and appear somewhat wooden as a result. The notable exception to this is Kirsten Dunst, who plays the effervescent Marion Davies, Hearst's mistress. However, the best lines in the film surely belong to the wonderfully cynical and sarcastic Joanna Lumley.
The thing the movie does capture to perfection is the double standards extant in Hollywood. One of the characters disdainfully dismisses the Prohibition, claiming that alcohol isn't illegal "for us". And that seems to pretty much sum up the attitude of the film fraternity at the time - that they are above rules and regulations. Even murder, it would seem, can be hushed up.
This isn't a murder mystery as such; anyone with a thorough knowledge of Hollywood history will know who died, and the whispers surrounding the event. But the average viewer may question if, after all this time, they really care what the truth is. Better instead to enjoy this film as a fiction.
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