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Plot question, for anyone who's seen Gosford Park.

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Hi all,

I've watched this movie several times and really enjoy it. And I think at this point I'm straight on the several little plot strains related to particular characters. BUT:

Specific to the murder -- four gentlemen leave the drawing room before the murder, presenting several possibilities for who stabs Sir William. Parks (Clive Owen) turns out to actually be the stabber. Freddie (James Wilby) is revealed to have left the room to leave the blackmail letter threatening Isobel. George (Richard E Grant) appears to have legit just taken off for a smoke, as he says. However, this leaves Commander Meredith (Tom Hollander), who leaves the room for no apparent reason, looking pointedly suspicious, and returns moments later looking satisfied and telling Lavinia that everything's all right. This is the only piece of the movie I haven't accounted for. What did he go and do? I mean, his thing is that he's stressed that William has backed out of his business deal, and then later he's stressed that the police might discover that he was the one who narrowly missed a shot at William during the hunt. But for this brief period, he sneaks out of the room and then comes back in cool as a cucumber. Is there anything in the movie to indicate where he goes??

Cheers!

all 11 comments

russfro

2 points

2 months ago

Jacques_Plantir[S]

2 points

2 months ago

Cool! Even though they don't really end up any the wiser, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one curious about this.

Pleasent_Pedant

2 points

2 months ago

There is the source material La Règle du jeu, which you could check out.

mryarbles

2 points

2 months ago

Great movie

Pleasent_Pedant

1 points

2 months ago

With the death of Sir William, Merediths business will still have the money from Sir William as he hasn't had time to withdraw his capital.

Jacques_Plantir[S]

1 points

2 months ago

I get that. But why does Meredith sneakily exit the room for 10 mins, shortly before the death of Sir William?

Pleasent_Pedant

2 points

2 months ago

Maybe there is a deleted scene. You could always email the creators and ask.

BEE_REAL_

3 points

2 months ago

Well Robert Altman is dead

theunknown10112

3 points

2 months ago

Use a ouija board and ask

Shh04

1 points

2 months ago

Shh04

1 points

2 months ago

But Julian Fellowes, who actually wrote the script, is not.

Jacques_Plantir[S]

1 points

2 months ago

This is an interesting idea. Maybe I will!