Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story


1h 32m 2005

Brief Synopsis

A proper English gentleman, Tristram Shandy strides home from his ancestral home, Shandy Hall, to introduce himself. Tristram launches into his life story at the beginning: with his birth. He is soon distracted by the sight of his Uncle Toby and his friend Corporal Trim at work on their scale model

Film Details

Also Known As
Cock and Bull Story, A, Tristram Shandy
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Agn Shipleys; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Arri Group; Baby Cow Productions; Bbc Films; Clarity Post Production Sound Limited; Em Media; Gilli Thompson; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; Hindsight Media Services, Ltd.; Pepper Film And Television Post Production; Revolution Films; Sapex; Scion Films; Shipleys; Soho Images; The Works
Distribution Company
Newmarket Films/Picturehouse; Atlantic; Benelux Film Distributors; Id Distribution; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Lionsgate U.K.; Madman Entertainment Pty., Ltd.; Miracle (Denmark); Newmarket Films; Oro Film As; Picturehouse; Sam Film; Ster-Kinekor; Vertigo Films (Spain); Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Location
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

A proper English gentleman, Tristram Shandy strides home from his ancestral home, Shandy Hall, to introduce himself. Tristram launches into his life story at the beginning: with his birth. He is soon distracted by the sight of his Uncle Toby and his friend Corporal Trim at work on their scale model reproduction of the 1695 siege at Namur, where Toby sustained embarrassing injuries. No account of Tristram's birth would be complete without a discussion of his father, Walter, an intellectually inclined, determinedly modern man who would attend to every detail of his son's existence. After skipping forwards and backwards in time, Tristram arrives at the moment of his birth. Dr. Slop has his remarkable (if alarming) new medical instrument, the forceps, at the ready; the beautiful mother-to-be, Elizabeth Shandy, musters her remaining energy, encouraged by her devoted servant Susannah. Elizabeth's screams fill the room--and, pull back: The director, Mark, signals that he is satisfied with the scene. Steve Coogan who portrays both Walter and Tristram Shandy, consults with the director. The actor is worried that Walter's devotion to his son is not fully evident in the birth scene, but that is not his only concern. Shoes are also on Steve's mind; he believes the footwear that he and the actor Rob Brydon have been given does not properly reflect the interpersonal dynamics of their respective characters, Walter and his deferential younger brother, Toby. Steve's girlfriend Jenny has arrived with their six-month old son for a much-anticipated reunion. But the couple's every private moment is interrupted by a professional demand. On top of that, a journalist is chasing the actor about a scandalous story, and his agent has arrived with a load of scripts for him to read. The film's critical battle sequence looks rather anemic, and the financiers are getting snippy. Meanwhile, Steve's insecurities are growing by the minute. When a romance involving Rob Brydon's character is restored to the script--and enthusiastic Gillian Anderson immediately signs on as the love interest--it looks like Steve's worst fears about losing screen time are about to come true. A nightmare sends the actor roaming the grounds of the hotel, where a wild party is in full swing. Liquor is flowing and extras in historically accurate battle dress are cavorting with fireworks. In the midst of it all is Jennie, the beautiful production runner who has been taking care of Steve during filming.

Crew

Jeff Abberley

Executive Producer

Tim Alban

Foley Recordist

Chris Andrews

Security

Reno Antoniades

Legal Services

Mark Appleby

Dubbing Mixer

Johann Sebastian Bach

Music Composer

Peter Bach

Film Lab

Christopher Barnett

Song

Christopher Barnett

Song Performer

Christopher Barnett

Music

Lee Beasley

Executive

Orin Beaton

Boom Operator

Isabel Begg

Business Affairs

Sarah Best

Finance Manager

Mark Billingham

Props

Julia Blackman

Executive Producer

Izzy Bolling

Office Runner

Emma Brazier

Accounting Assistant

Wendy Brazington

Casting Director

Wendy Brazington

Coproducer

Ruth Breslaw

Casting Assistant

Byron Broadbent

Assistant Art Director

Byron Broadbent

Production

Ian Buchan

Assistant Editor

Fran Budd

Production Secretary

Melissa Butler-adams

Digital Effects Artist

Darren Capper

Office Runner

Daniel Carling

Art Department

Nicole Carmen-davis

Production Executive

Paula Casarin

Costumes

Gilly Case

Location Manager

Peter Christelis

Editor

Rachel Clark

Office Runner

John Colley

Gaffer

Richard Cooke

Assistant Costume Designer

Richard Cooke

Assistant Costume Designer

Richard Davey

Dubbing Mixer

Owen Davies

Office Runner

Megan Davis

Business Affairs

Derek Docherty

Rigging Electrician

Graham Easton

Other

Andrew Eaton

Producer

Chris Eborn

Software Engineer

Kate Eden

Wardrobe Supervisor

Kevin Edwards

Camera Trainee

James Etherington

Digital Effects Artist

Layla Evans

Post-Production Supervisor

Graham Farmer

Driver

Dell Gakhal

Caterer

Kidj Gakhal

Caterer

Adam Gascoyne

Digital Effects Artist

Helen Giles

Business Affairs

Camerata Budapest Hanspeter Gmur

Song Performer

Robert Gomdez

Caterer

Neill Gorton

Prosthetics

Alix Graham

Coordinator

Nicola Graydon

Publicity

David Groom

Office Runner

Michael Groom

Office Runner

Hillary Grove

Office Runner

James Hamilton

Foley Artist

George Frederick Handel

Music Composer

Martin Hardy

Screenplay

Michael Harm

Location Manager

Jethro Harris

Production Manager

Bob Hawkins

Driver

Vincent Hazard

Sound Effects Editor

George Frideric Hendel

Music Composer

Scott Hinchcliffe

On-Line Editor

Jessica Hurles

Assistant Director

Josh Hyams

Assistant Director

Deborah Jarvis

Makeup Artist

Deborah Jarvis

Hair Stylist

Chris Johnson

Driver

John Paul Kelly

Production Designer

Shane Kingdon

Costumes

Richard Kondal

Dialogue Editor

Henry Landgrebe

Assistant Camera

Marese Langan

Hair

Marese Langan

Makeup Designer

John Law

Rigging Electrician

Shay Leonard

Property Master

Alan Lewandowski

Driver

Susy Liddell

Head Of Production

Mitchell Low

Boom Operator

Emma Macdevitt

Art Director

Cass Marks

Production Manager

George Martin

Driver

Barrie Mcculloch

Assistant Director

Fiona Mcguire

Head Of Production

Daniel Naprous

Stunt Double

Gerard Naprous

Stunt Coordinator

Stephen Nex

Production Assistant

Erik Nordgren

Music

Erik Nordgren

Music Composer

Henry Normal

Executive Producer

Michael Nyman

Music Arranger

Michael Nyman

Music Composer

Michael Nyman

Music

Rowan October

Sound Department

Kate Ogborn

Executive Producer

Jet Omoshebi

Colorist

Anita Overland

Coproducer

John Oxborough

Driver

Georgina Painter

Wardrobe Assistant

Andy Palmer

Art Department

Melissa Parmenter

Location Manager

Melissa Parmenter

Assistant

Andreas Petrides

Stunt Coordinator

Bev Reid

Production Secretary

Laura Ricketts

Line Producer

Leonard Rosenman

Music Conductor

Leonard Rosenman

Music Arranger

Nino Rota

Music

Nino Rota

Song

Robert Schumann

Music Composer

Tracey Scoffield

Executive Producer

Joanne Sennitt

Production Accountant

Camille Sims

Office Runner

Linton Small

Driver

Maxine Stanley

Post-Production Accountant

Trevor Stanley

Production Accountant

Lawrence Stern

Source Material (From Novel: "Tristram Shandy (Everyman'S Library Cloth)")

Luke Stevens

Art Department

Tom Struthers

Stunt Double

Joakim Sundstrom

Supervising Sound Editor

Laura Tatton

Production Assistant

Jessie Taylor

Dubbing Mixer

Ben Thomas

Business Affairs

David M. Thompson

Executive Producer

Gilli Thompson

Costumes Provider

Bren Tierney

Coordinator

Pim Tjujerman

Assistant Camera

Amelia Troubridge

Photography

Mully Tudhope

Assistant Location Manager

Sabrina Vickery

Wardrobe Assistant

Cliff Wallace

Prosthetics

Bernie Walsh

Driver

Charlotte Walter

Costume Designer

Hannah Walter

Costumes

Shane Warden

On-Line Editor

Nick Warren

Office Runner

W Warren

Music Arranger

W Warren

Music Composer

Mat Whitecross

Publicity

Sam Williams

Security

Matt Wilson

Best Boy

Stuart Wilson

Sound Mixer

Frank Wisbey

Driver

Sally Wright

Office Runner

Jackie Yau

Props Buyer

Dave Zimmerman

Digital Effects Artist

Marcel Zyskind

Director Of Photography

Film Details

Also Known As
Cock and Bull Story, A, Tristram Shandy
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Agn Shipleys; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Arri Group; Baby Cow Productions; Bbc Films; Clarity Post Production Sound Limited; Em Media; Gilli Thompson; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; Hindsight Media Services, Ltd.; Pepper Film And Television Post Production; Revolution Films; Sapex; Scion Films; Shipleys; Soho Images; The Works
Distribution Company
Newmarket Films/Picturehouse; Atlantic; Benelux Film Distributors; Id Distribution; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Lionsgate U.K.; Madman Entertainment Pty., Ltd.; Miracle (Denmark); Newmarket Films; Oro Film As; Picturehouse; Sam Film; Ster-Kinekor; Vertigo Films (Spain); Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Location
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 27, 2006

Released in United States February 10, 2006

Released in United States on Video July 11, 2006

Released in United States 2005

Released in United States September 2005

Released in United States November 2005

Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 19-November 3, 2005.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 22-October 9, 2005

Shown at San Sebastian Internationsl Film Festival (Official Selection) September 15-24, 2005.

Based on the novel "Tristram Shandy (Everyman's Library (Cloth))" written by Laurence Sterne; published in nine volumes from 1759 to 1767.

Released in United States Winter January 27, 2006

Released in United States February 10, 2006 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video July 11, 2006

Released in United States 2005 (Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 19-November 3, 2005.)

Released in United States 2005 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 22-October 9, 2005)

Released in United States September 2005 (Shown at San Sebastian Internationsl Film Festival (Official Selection) September 15-24, 2005.)

Released in United States November 2005 (Shown at AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival (Special Presentation) November 3-13, 2005.)