International ‘Blindness’ trailer

Posted by · 10:58 am · July 3rd, 2008

Can this overcome the critical thumping it took at Cannes this year?  Personally, I think it looks rather good.  I’m devoted to Fernando Meirelles, even if I found “The Constant Gardener” to be overbearing and overrated.  But it’s hard to argue with talent when it’s clearly there, and this guy has it.  Check out the new trailer:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azLX4jjngpY




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  • 1 7-03-2008 at 11:16 am

    Nick Plowman said...

    I’m still looking forward to it; the book was so amazing that I refuse to believe that someone of Fernando’s creative expertise could screw it up. If he truly has, I will be surprised and exponentially disappointed.

  • 2 7-03-2008 at 11:32 am

    McAllister said...

    I can’t wait. And to me, it didn’t seem like it was labeled “bad” at Cannes, just “underwhelming” and that might be understandable if they were expecting Children of Men. It looks great to me, but even if it is, I can still see it being leagues away from Children of Men.

    If it’s not a big overall film nominee, it could still get lots of acting notice. When is Gael Garcia Bernal, who I think is the best actor of his generation, finally going to get an Oscar nomination?

    And the music used in the trailer is “The Surface of the Sun” by John Murphy from Sunshine. Love it!

  • 3 7-03-2008 at 11:53 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Agreed. The film did have its defenders at Cannes (the Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw LOVED it), and sometimes a film that gets a rough ride at Cannes can recover some cred. (Even “Marie-Antoinette” found a number of critical champions in the end.) I think too much damage has been done for it to be a major awards player, but I still think it could be a very interesting film.

    As for Bernal, McAllister, I echo your sentiments 100%. Lukas Moodysson’s “Mammoth” is already my most anticipated film of 2009.

  • 4 7-03-2008 at 12:20 pm

    Xavi Rodriguez said...

    I have faith to this proyect, unleast would be interesting and I have hope that Julianne Moore finnally get an Oscar Nomination… Maybe it’s most my wishful thinking but I hope so and could be, after all if Elizabeth: TGA (Cate Blanchett) and I am Sam (Sean Penn) could get it, why not Moore and Bernal:

    *Moore, Bernal and in minor Ruffalo got raves beside the critical reception of the film in Cannes. What’s happened to Bobby, loved in Venice but hated in USA
    *I don’t know but maybe the film which opened a Festival could suffered that luck. Moulin Rouge! and Atonement could have mixed to negatives reviews in Cannes and Venice.
    *Moore is a great actress and with Savage Grace she has in good acting health. Plus: She’s with Miramax, a huge machine in film marketing. Now with Pfeiffer out of the race she has better chances.
    *It’s crazy and stupid that Gael Garcia Bernal, one of the best actors of his generation hasn’t an Oscar Nomination…

  • 5 7-03-2008 at 1:00 pm

    Bryan said...

    Jose Saramago+Fernando Mereilles+The Acting Talent…really, it’s going to be exciting. Sure there was that little remake called All the King’s Men that should have been brilliant, but as stated, Cannes wasn’t scathing; I think the bad publicity might even help my perception of the film, as I won’t be expecting it to be the greatest thing of the year. But I’ll be there in line when it opens.

  • 6 7-03-2008 at 2:04 pm

    Joel said...

    I don’t much like this trailer. I don’t know what it is about it, just something seems…off.

    I saw “Hancock” yesterday. Big disappointment. It fell apart in the middle.

  • 7 7-03-2008 at 2:18 pm

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    I think it’ll end up with perhaps an acting nod for Moore and some tech nods.

    I agree with you, Kris, on The Constant Gardener. To me it felt like a random standard thriller. The bleak ending also felt a bit too in-your-face as well.

  • 8 7-04-2008 at 1:36 pm

    Walter said...

    ooh…goosebumps!

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