The cinema has long been one of the noblest of entertainments. Where else can one witness the rich drama and pageantry of life except on the silver screen? And where else, besides my house, can one watch tales of moneyed men and the corseted women who love them? I'm afraid the opera does not even come close.
Yes, for a gentleman, the cinema is a good evening out. But, like all good things, a trip to the movie palace requires a clear head, a decent budget, and some fairly significant preparation. Proper care must be the rule as you embark on your journey.
From selecting a film to choosing a companion, and from getting dressed to getting there in style (because really -- is there any other way?) I, Charlie Mortdecai, have created this gentleman's guide to the cinema so that others might benefit from my rather deep knowledge of the fine art of moviegoing, which really is far more of an art form than most people realize.
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Charismatic British aristocrat and part-time shady art dealer Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) suffers from a constant lack of funds to support his lush lifestyle, so when Alistair Maitland (Ewan McGregor), a college friend and officer in MI5, asks him to find a stolen Goya painting, he accepts. But Charlie's not the only one with designs on the painting; an American heiress and a revolutionary want it too, for the artwork is rumored to contain the code to a bank account filled with Nazi gold. Read More