Blood and Money are a 2020 independent feature film that stars Demi Moore, Matthew McConaughey, Tim Robbins, Anne Hathaway, Christopher Walken, Elizabeth Olsen, and Keith Carradine. Based on the novel by Frederic Lewis, Blood and Money tells the story of a group of friends who face off against each other in a long-ago civil war. It was directed by Frank Coraci and written by Lewis, who has been granted the option to adapt the novel for a feature film. The novel's plot includes a literal account of the Civil War, with its titular blood being spilled among friends.
Blood and Money had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was screened at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival. It won the best screenplay prize at the Cannes Film Festival, but only made its U.S. theatrical debut at the North American International Film Festival in January of 2020. The film won the Audience Award at the Aspen Film Festival in August and has since been viewed at film festivals all over the world. It is currently a finalist for the Best Picture award at the Academy Awards.
If you're a fan of movies, then you might have already seen the movie. But if you haven't yet, here are a few things you might not know about this movie. The set is actually the house where Monty Python shot their first movie, Life of Brian. When Michael Palin moved into the house, he created an entire film set that allows you to see the different rooms where each Python movie was filmed. You can go through the house and see what the sets looked like, and even watch some videos from the shoot that you would have missed had you not been inside the house at the time of filming.
Most people think that all Python movies were set in Britain, but that's not quite true. All the movies were filmed in Australia, except for one, which was set in Northern Ireland. So when you see Blood and Money, you might not really be seeing the actual scenes of Britain and Ireland.
The family of a middle-aged man named Monty Lewis was brought together in the movie. He was the nephew of the central character, an English aristocrat. His family couldn't afford to send him to boarding school when he was younger, so he ended up staying in England, studying. The family and their grounds provided the backdrop for the fictional town of Itilstown. Itilstown is situated in a stately home that is owned by the family of The King, a prominent member of a powerful British family.
The four primary characters in the movie include the King, an aristocrat who is a member of the House of Lords; a man named Derry, who is a computer programmer; and, of course, Lewis, who is a British slang term for "little." The four main characters are actually living proof that Britain is a diverse nation. The characters all have different names and speak different languages, and many of them use the same British slang terms for their various occupations. So, if you love a movie that gives you a wide variety of culture, races, and accents, Blood and Money might be the movie for you.
There are some things that you might see that you might not like about the movie. For example, there is a scene where the King and Derry play poker. While many of the actors and actresses are known for playing very tall and handsome men, the majority of them are of average height and build. However, this may not be such a big deal for some people.
Blood and Money are a fun and entertaining movie. It has a lot of great themes, and it has some great action scenes. However, I think that most people will find that the historical settings of the film might turn off some people. But, if you're a fan of historical films, or if you want to see a modern day version of historical dramas, then Blood and Money might be the movie for you. Definitely a must-see!