Godard 21's Cinephile journal

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Random trailers for your viewing pleasure

In an attempt to resurrect this blog from the grave after a two month absence, I will randomly post several film trailers of films I find interesting (or trailers which are so bad as to be excellent sources of hilarity). For the last two months, university has prevented me from posting regularly (or at all). Recently, I have been researching for an essay on the Present State of Canadian cinema and reading an interesting book by Katherine Monk entitled "Weird Sex and Snowshoes: and other Canadian film phenomena" (odd title, but interesting book) in which she applies Margaret Atwood's survivor thesis to films like Atom Egoyan's The Sweet Hereafter. I recommend it, despite not being overtly scholarly (scholarly enough though).

Here are a few random trailers:

Here is the full international trailer for Charlotte's web (I could care less for this film, but a friend of mine might be interested. Although,honestly, the film's sugary sweet trailer makes me want to vomit my insides. And Dakota Fanning scares me).


Here is a trailer for the next film of veteran director Milos Forman (One flew over the cuckoo's next, Amadeus), Goya's ghosts which I was expecting to be good...well, at least, until I saw this trailer (Stellan Skargard seems to be the only actor in the trailer who can act). Enjoy.


Here is the trailer for Steven Soderbergh's next film (a Casablanca-like film noir, it seems)The Good German, starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett. I really want to see this trailer, but, due to computer malfunctions, I can not. Watch it (I will envy you as you do).


Here is a another trailer for the Spanish fantasy film Pan's Labyrinth (now Mexico's entry for the Foreign film Academy award), just because I can't wait to see it (the film has not obtained a negative review as of yet and has received standing ovations at all the festivals it has been shown in).


Trailers of John Curran's The Painted Veil (Naomi Watts, Edward Norton)


Here is a trailer of the new film of Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) entitled Perfume: the story of a murderer. As odd as its concept is, it looks interesting. Kubrick claimed the book, on which it is based, could never be adapted into film. So, I guess we'll have to wait and see how Tykwer made out with the material.


Now, a trailer of "Out of the blue," a film which was well received at the Toronto International Film Festival, about a violent shooting spree in Aramanoia (in 1990) by David Gray (obviously, based on a true story).


Here are some trailer of Andrea Arnold's Red Road, a Cannes film festival winner which looks rather interesting.

Red Road trailers

Lastly, here is a trailer for Amy Berg's documentary Deliver us from Evil which revolves around the cover up of a Catholic priest's numerous child molestations. Supposedly, a very good documentary (and the trailer makes bizarre use of a Johnny Cash song, so enjoy).

Deliver us from Evil


Blogger rms said...

charlotte's web rules. glad you updated.

12:35 PM  

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