‘The American’ trailer

Posted by · 9:22 am · May 4th, 2010

I think the announcement of a September 1 release date was probably enough to assume Focus Features sees more commercial potential than awards prospects in Anton Corbijn’s “Control” follow-up, but it’s worth running the trailer.  Corbijn, you might recall, has been blogging his experience on the film.




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  • 1 5-04-2010 at 10:27 am

    Kevin K. said...

    Honestly, I’m pretty excited for this. Looks like a really fascinating film. Not as much an action thriller so much as a character study. The cinematography looks gorgeous.

    I predict nominations for Actor, Cinematography, Editing, Sound, and possibly Screenplay.

  • 2 5-04-2010 at 11:27 am

    Mr. Gittes said...

    I thought about adapting the book into a screenplay as a writing exercise. The book “A Very Private Gentleman” (much better title!) is a tough nut to crack, so I moved on. Tip of the cap, Rowan Joffe.

    I love that shot of Clooney in the cafe. I also love that Clooney takes chances with fairly new directors. Kudos.

  • 3 5-04-2010 at 12:36 pm

    Kevin K. said...

    The fact is that Clooney has long since moved on from his pretty boy leading man persona (as have most leading men in their mid to late 40’s, such as Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr, etc.) and is takign chances with different roles, lesser known films and directors, and the results have been spectacular. Syriana, Good Night and Good Luck, Up in the Air, Michael Clayton, and now The American, have all been really great additions to his resume, and a showcase for some really great acting.

  • 4 5-04-2010 at 2:37 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Gittes: Agreed, both on the merits of the novel and the original title. I’ll be covering it in Page to Screen.

  • 5 5-04-2010 at 6:13 pm

    caro said...

    very visual (thank you DP) but the music is pompous!
    NB:the first screen-test was very so-so!

  • 6 5-05-2010 at 2:02 pm

    Holden said...

    I’m a bit split on this one. It looks like it good be really good, but it also looks like it may just be a really cool action film that is still terrible. I’ll agree that the cinematography looks beautiful, and Clooney’s last bit at the end of the trailer gave me a bit more hope than I initially had, but it’s still a big maybe.

  • 7 5-05-2010 at 2:21 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    “a really cool action film that is still terrible”

    How does that work?

  • 8 5-05-2010 at 5:52 pm

    JJ said...

    Looks pretty, decently acted, & boring.

  • 9 5-05-2010 at 8:44 pm

    Aaron said...

    I’d say this has potential, seeing how Clooney’s films recently have pretty much all turned to gold (The Men Who Stares at Goats excluded).

  • 10 5-06-2010 at 9:39 pm

    Glenn said...

    So it’s kinda taking the road of “Eastern Promises”, “The Constant Gardener”, “A History of Violence” and so on.