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August 20, 2008

Frost/Nixon Intl. trailer

Frost/Nixon Intl. trailer

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German Danish subtitles and fuzzy video on the first international trailer for Frost/Nixon, but somehow none of that detracts from the vintage documentary aura. [Update: Sorry, looks like Universal has killed the trailer link. And Jennybee found another source. The Frank Langella interview snippet below is equally interesting.] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ9Fy4D7wWY[/youtube]

Elegy, Red Band Trailer

Elegy, Red Band Trailer

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The steamy red band trailer for Elegy. Written with such depth and complexity, Philip Roth’s novels have often endured blunt rough treatment on screen. With Isabel Coixet directing Elegy, and Phillip Noyce directing next year’s American Pastoral we’ll see if Roth’s work might fare better in more sophisticated European hands.

Poll: 2008 Oscar Hopefuls

Poll: 2008 Oscar Hopefuls

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Fierce chart you guys devised here. All the more impressive when you consider that these are the results of a poll we took on Feb 27th, three days after this year’s awards (when you were all hung over on whiskey and SunnyD). Pulled this out of the archives when I read Jason Darby’s fine article a few days ago, to see how his five Best Picture choices synced up with…

Righteous Kill, Red Band trailer

Righteous Kill, Red Band trailer

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Be forewarned, this is one of those Reader’s Digest Condensed Movie trailers. “After 30 years as partners in the pressure cooker environment of the NYPD, highly decorated Detectives David Fisk and Thomas Cowan should be ready for retirement, but aren‚Äôt. Before they can hang up their badges, they are called in to investigate the murder of a notorious pimp…” yada, yada, yada.

Dean Spanley, opening credits

Dean Spanley, opening credits

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Lovely animated credit sequence for Dean Spanley, premiering in Toronto in a few weeks, starring Jeremy Northam, Sam Neill, and Peter O’Toole. P.J. O’ROURKE : Always remembering that most books are out of print for good reason, I nominate a sad exception: “My Talks with Dean Spanley” by Lord Dunsany. The nearly forgotten Lord Dunsany (Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 1878-1957) was a member of the Abbey Theatre crowd in…