Monthly Archives: March 2011
The trailer for Allen’s newest film leaked earlier today and I just can’t stop watching it. Part of what I love about it is Darius Khondji’s gorgeous shots of Paris. Allen has worked with Khondji before, 2003′s Anything Else (one of the 9 Allen films I still haven’t seen!) The cinematographer has a pretty impressive resume, filled with lusciously shot films, including: Haneke’s Funny Games (2008), Wong Kar-Wai’s My Blueberry Nights (2006), Sydney Pollack’s The Interpreter (2005), Fincher’s Panic Room (2002) and Se7en (1995), Danny Boyle’s The Beach (2000), Polanski’s The Ninth Gate (1999), Alan Parker’s Evita (1996) and Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Delicatessen (1991). I’ve picked some of my favorite shots from the trailer to share with you.
Loved this trailer. I like how the Owen Wilson character is clearly the one Allen himself would usually play when he was younger (just look at his costume!) Michael Sheen being a prick? Yes, please. I am just too excited for this film.
You can watch the trailer here at Yahoo! movies.
I remember seeing the trailer for this movie and feeling compelled to read the book because it just looked so utterly fantastic. The book is now one of my favorites (all of the other Ian McEwan books I’ve read I thoroughly hated). I guess part of what I loved about the book was imagining the characters the way they were in the trailer. So when it came for the film to actually open I was so full of apprehension; would it live up to the book? or at the very least to the promise of its trailer? Rest assured, I did not feel let down. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning one: Best Score (won), Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Supporting Actress Saoirse Ronan, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Picture. The other films up for Best Picture that year were: Juno, Michael Clayton, There Will Be Blood and winner No Country For Old Men.