Richard Linklater, director of “Dazed and Confused”, “A Scanner Darkly”, and “Bernie”, collaborates once more with Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke to make Before Midnight, the third installment in the Before Sunrise and Before Sunset series of films.
No word of an Australian release as yet (13 June is suggested here), but in the meantime check out the trailer (hmm, yes, possible spoilers). I can’t say what piqued my interest in these films since first seeing them on DVD eight or nine years ago. Eurorail maybe? Peneda-Gerês?
HENRi is a short sci-fi film about a derelict spacecraft drifting through space that is controlled by a human brain, named, you guessed it, Henri. Yearning to be able to moved independently though, Henri builds a mechanical body from parts lying around the ship.
Henri is voiced by Keir Dullea, who portrayed astronaut David Bowman in 2001: A Space Odyssey, and, if you ask me, gives the brain a sound not dissimilar to that of “2001” super-computer HAL.
The trailer for “Argo” balances two different tones, according to Mr. Garrett: thriller and Hollywood satire. “Thrillers have a very fast cutting style,” he said. “It’s a way of ratcheting up attention.” Shots are longer, on average, when the trailer turns to satire.
Interesting also to learn that scenes not included in the released feature are sometimes added to the trailer for no particular reason. Here I was thinking that happened because final cuts, but not trailers, might vary from country to country for whatever reason.
A teaser/trailer for Escape From Tomorrow, the debut feature of US screenwriter and director Randy Moore, that was apparently filmed in Disney theme parks in Orlando and Anaheim, over a period of 25 days, without raising the eyebrows of any visitors or park administrators.
I can’t find any information as yet about an Australian release, but I’d say keep an eye on the festival and arthouse cinema circuits.
Congratulations to Wes Anderson. He has squeezed more preciousity into two minutes of trailer than most films can get into two hours of screen time. Not a single frame or line of dialoge resembles anything ever seen in nature, outside of the zany mind of a hipster art director.
No word, by the way, of an Australian release date as yet.
“There are plenty of bad trailers that are cliche-ridden, have cheesy voiceovers, and are misleading or reveal too much,” says Woollen. “And yes, there are a lot of trailers that follow a three-act storytelling structure, and build to an escalating climax. Great trailers are always about raising questions but never answering them, and about whetting your appetite. When you can remember the trailer after the film you’ve seen, that’s often the sign of a good trailer.”