Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil

Synopsis: This panoramic tale of Savannah's eccentricities focuses on a murder and the subsequent trial of Jim Williams: self made man, art collector, antiques dealer, bon vivant and semi-closeted homosexual. John Kelso a magazine reporter finds himself in Savannah amid the beautiful architecture and odd doings to write a feature on one of William's famous Christmas parties. He is intrigued by Williams from the start, but his curiosity is piqued when he meets Jim's violent, young and sexy lover, Billy. Later that night, Billy is dead, and Kelso stays on to cover the murder trial. Along the way he encounters the irrepressible Lady Chablis, a drag queen commedienne, Sonny Seiler, lawyer to Williams, whose famous dog UGA is the official mascot of the Georgia Bulldogs, an odd man who keeps flies attached to mini leashes on his lapels and threatens daily to poison the water supply, the Married Ladies Card Club, and Minerva, a spiritualist. Between being Jim's buddy, cuddling up to a torch singer, mee
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Clint Eastwood
Production: Warner Home Video
  1 win & 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.6
Metacritic:
57
Rotten Tomatoes:
49%
R
Year:
1997
155 min
572 Views


Why doesn't Mr. Glover walk Uga?

Well, then, who'd walk Patrick?

JOHN:

I see.

JIM:
There it is.

JOHN:
This is your house?

JIM:
Built by General Hugh Mercer

in 1860, but he never lived in this house.

His great-grandson was Johnny Mercer.

JOHN:

The songwriter?

Savannah's own.

What's your favorite of his tunes?

My mother was always partial

to "Fools Rush In."

Your mother.

Indeed.

JIM:
I'd love to give you a tour,

but they're still setting up for the party.

JOHN:

I thought the party was tomorrow night.

JIM:

There are two parties.

JIM:
Tonight is for bachelors.

Gentlemen only.

Would you like to come?

I'd like to cover it.

JIM:
I'm sorry. It's private.

Reporters aren't allowed.

Would you like to see my shop?

It's back here in the carriage house.

JIM:
This house is one of the largest

in Savannah. It covers an entire block.

JIM:

It's right in here.

This is where we do all of our...

...restorations.

This landscape, is it a Stubbs?

JIM:

Very good.

My father was a dealer.

JIM:
It's called Newmarket Heath

with a Rubbing-Down House.

It's a recent purchase I will unveil

at tomorrow night's event.

It's an odd piece.

JIM:
Yes.

The impasto is interesting.

Where's your black light?

It's an overpaint.

Very good, sport.

JOHN:
You had it x-rayed yet?

JIM:
No.

How will you know

what it's obscuring?

I rather enjoy not knowing.

(STREET NOISES OVER TAPE)

(KNOCK ON DOOR)

JOHN:

Just a minute.

JOHN:
Who is it?

MAND Y:
Mandy.

JOHN:
Who?

MAND Y:
Mandy.

JOHN:

I don't know a Mandy.

MAND Y:
Of course not.

You won't open the damn door.

Hi. Nice to meet you.

Hi.

You all got some ice?

Sure, help yourself.

MAND Y:
Joe Odom's fridge is on the blink.

And plus, at present...

...we don't have electricity.

MAND Y:

Thirsty?

Me? No.

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John Lee Hancock, Jr. (born December 15, 1956) is an American screenwriter, film director, and producer. He is best known for directing the sports drama films The Rookie (2002) and The Blind Side (2009), and the historical drama films Saving Mr. Banks (2013) and The Founder (2016). more…

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