‘Never Let Me Go’ trailer

Posted by · 4:21 pm · June 15th, 2010

I don’t know anything of the book, but this Mark Romanek adaptation is hotly anticipated by many.  After a look at the trailer, I’m still not feeling why, but I’m willing to dive in and see given the talent involved.  Obviously lead actress potential for Carey Mulligan.  I imagine Keira Knightley has something to chew on here and any reason to see Andrew Garfield work is a good one.  And is that the score for “The Door in the Floor?”

Click on the image below to see the trailer via Apple.  Embed after the jump.  (NOTE: Guy will be covering the source material in next week’s installment of Page to Screen.)

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  • 1 6-15-2010 at 4:28 pm

    rosengje said...

    The Trailer Gods are making me very happy this week with “Never Let Me Go” and “Somewhere.” Kris, you really should look into reading the book. One of my all-time favorites and Carey Mulligan is perfectly cast.

  • 2 6-15-2010 at 4:30 pm

    red_wine said...

    This looks extremely beautifully shot. I was really struck but the cinematography, very Merchant Ivory, infact the entire tone feels like a Merchant Ivory film. I think you can definitely add this to your cinematography line-up.

    The novel is very highly regarded and this seems extremely prestigy, period pic, literary adaptation, Rachel Portman score, evocative cinematography, a prestigy star, if not the Oscars, I think the Baftas will eat it up seeing they went ga-ga over something as slight as An Education and this seems considerably more solemn and grave.

  • 3 6-15-2010 at 4:31 pm

    Mr. F said...

    You should really read the book. You won’t understand why some of us are anticipating it until you’ve read it. However, pretty much everything is given away in the trailer. One of the greatest joys of the book was finding out the truth about what is going on slowly as the story moves along.

  • 4 6-15-2010 at 4:36 pm

    greg said...

    looks beautiful

  • 5 6-15-2010 at 4:50 pm

    Melissa said...

    Looks pretty.

  • 6 6-15-2010 at 5:16 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    As luck would have it, I’ll be covering the novel in next week’s Page to Screen.

  • 7 6-15-2010 at 5:23 pm

    Andrew Rech said...

    I’ve been looking forward to this for quite some time.The book is among my top ten favorite books ever, and based on the trailer the film looks promising – and so beautifully shot. I hope its as emotionally gut punching as the source.

    That said, I would have nixed Carey’s narration for the trailer.

  • 8 6-15-2010 at 6:14 pm

    John Noll said...

    While I agree the trailer gives too much away I would also say it does a lousy job selling the movie to its potential audience. A Merchant-Ivory type story this is not. If the movie is anywhere near as great as the book it will be amazing.

  • 9 6-15-2010 at 6:42 pm

    MovieMan said...

    That looks exquisite. I’m a huge fan of the novel, and of Romanek’s “One Hour Photo,” so I am definitely in.

  • 10 6-15-2010 at 6:50 pm

    Brian said...

    That trailer is clunky as shit, but the actual content looks ravishing. Maybe.

    Great job with casting the kids. They look so similar to their older counterparts it’s creepy.

    And this is a bitch of a movie to market. I don’t envy them at all.

  • 11 6-15-2010 at 7:26 pm

    Pablo (BOG) said...

    Beautiful yet i did not undestood every single thing. :)

  • 12 6-15-2010 at 7:47 pm

    Speaking English said...

    I’m completely unfamiliar with the source material, but it looks good to me.

  • 13 6-15-2010 at 8:20 pm

    Marco G. said...

    Is the music in this original? I know I’ve definitely heard that last piece from somewhere, but what about the piano piece in the middle?

  • 14 6-15-2010 at 10:18 pm

    Danny King said...

    I’m contemplating whether or not to read the book before I see the film. Anyone have any thoughts? Perhaps I should wait for Guy’s article.

  • 15 6-15-2010 at 10:23 pm

    Chad Hartigan said...

    I also have no clue what this is about. I like those actors and Romanek’s music video work but One Hour Photo is terrible and so is the title of this thing. Guess I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt and go.

  • 16 6-16-2010 at 12:36 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Danny: Film or no film, the novel’s worth reading for the simple reason that it’s great.

  • 17 6-16-2010 at 1:30 am

    red_wine said...

    @John Noll
    I could think comparing a film to Merchant Ivory only as a compliment, their well-mounted period detail, elegiac tone seems to infuse the movie and I also see there’s an unrequited love story in there somewhere. And the author also wrote the magnificent Remains Of The Day.

  • 18 6-16-2010 at 2:58 am

    Dean Treadway said...

    It doesn’t look very Merchant/Ivory to me; it looks and feels more like THE CEMENT GARDEN, an overlooked movie from the 1990s. Seems weird and rather creepy (I know nothing about the book and plan to read nothing before seeing this one). I’m in. And I sorta liked ONE HOUR PHOTO. Not a masterpiece or anything, but promising debut filmmaking.

  • 19 6-16-2010 at 3:04 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Actually, “One Hour Photo” wasn’t Romanek’s debut feature — that’d be the 1986 film “Static,” made before he became a music video auteur.

    A lot of people make that error.

  • 20 6-16-2010 at 6:46 am

    John Noll said...

    @red_wine I don’t have anything against Merchant-Ivory…I just know that the book appeals to an audience that does not usually go for that kind of thing. I don’t want to spoil anything so I’ll just say that if you’ve read the book you know that there are aspects of the novel and a certain overall tone that are not being emphasized in the trailer that I believe will lead to the movie flying under the radar of what should be its core audience.

  • 21 6-16-2010 at 10:09 am

    Gian said...

    Kris, read the book. This is no Merchant-Ivory read but we can only hope that Romanek was able to convey the author’s subtexts as well as M-I were able to do so in “Remains”.

  • 22 6-16-2010 at 10:14 am

    red_wine said...

    @Noll I do know what the novel is about even though I have not read it and I think the core audience that you are talking about, which might be attracted to some aspects of the movie will as it is pass it by. Its not made in that mold to appeal to them.

  • 23 6-16-2010 at 11:06 am

    MattyD. said...

    I’m incredibly shocked that you don’t have this film in your predictions side-bar, Kris! The novel is exquisite, and the trailer looks like it does an exceptional job at adapting the frustrations and helplessness of the characters.

  • 24 6-16-2010 at 8:11 pm

    Aaron said...

    One of my all time favorite books of all time. I can’t wait for it.

  • 25 6-16-2010 at 8:20 pm

    Danny King said...

    Just bought the book. Will start tearing into it this evening.

  • 26 6-17-2010 at 7:00 am

    André said...

    I’m surprised it took this long for someone to use music from “The Door in the Floor” in a trailer! I’ve had the score ever since the film came out and still listen to it… it’s really trailer-ish if you know what I mean.

    and loved this preview. here’s hoping it plays in the Rio Int’l Film Festival a few months from now.