Sunday, January 06, 2008

The Cure For What Ails You

After Michael's one-two of nauseating cookie-cutter trailers for Planet Normal movies, let me do what I can to restore one's faith in the potential art of the modern movie trailer - this is one of the best I've ever seen, for De Palma's Femme Fatale - of course it's the French bande-annonce - way too avant-garde for North American consumption but they did include it on the DVD. It tells you everything and nothing about the film at once...

I would preface your pressing play by saying 'spoiler alert!' but I think it only applies to people with photographic memory.

6 comments:

Michael said...

Planet Normal!

Is Femme Fatale as good as the trailer?

Jesse said...

Yes.

Colin said...

well, i don't know about that...

but damn! those credits smashing through the title at the end nearly sent me flying off my chair!

Jesse said...

The last fifteen minutes of Femme Fatale DID send me flying out of my chair! I know it's not fashionable to say so but I think it's one of his best films. Anyone else with me?

mr pink said...

Absolutely. The opening-night screening in Nashville remains one of the most fun I've ever seen. Those last 15 minutes...the climax had people cheering. It's one of my favorite movies this decade.

Watch a second time and follow all the water references. You'll be amazed.

Jesse said...

Plus the fact that most of the film took place in THE FUTURE!