Thursday, January 12, 2006

Your raps have no gift...like a lonely christmas

GOOD GOD IN HEAVEN!
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/01/11/ap/strange/mainD8F290T82.shtml

This is harrowing and shall haunt all onlookers forever! That creature belongs on the Island of Dr. Moreau. The one with Marlon Brando...not the H.G. Wells book that you most likely had to read the summer before your freshman year of high school.

Check out the trailer for the upcoming Sofia Coppola film Marie Antoinette. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0422720/ New Order's Age of Consent is the soundtrack to Coppola's trailer depicting 17th century France, and it works...if you grew up watching MTV. Trailers have become music videos and music videos have become trailers. Kanye West's Jesus Walks worked so brilliantly with the trailer for Jarhead that it's emotional impact matched that of the film.
The trailer for Antoinette is reminiscent of an old Annie Lennox video where she is running around trying to avoid broken glass in an elegant evening gown. We see Marie (Kirsten Dunst) running around in her elegant gown to the dancing keyboard and brooding lyrics of Consent. The trailer isn't an exact replica of Lennox's video, but the influence is undeniable. Trailers and music videos use every ounce of their limited time to make an impact. The perfect recipe for our ADD riddled generation.
Music makes the movies and sometimes makes the trailer better than the movie. Why do you think so many people saw Dangerous Minds with Michelle Pfeiffer? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112792/
Everyone was bumping their heads to that ludicrous Coolio jam wondering why we were so blind to see that the ones we hurt are you and me. If you can get a song to work with about 2 minutes of footage it's like magic. The viewer is immediately affected in some way because the combination of the two moved them.
Does this make the movie and the trailer one in the same? The trailer becomes and extension of the film and sometimes it's even better than the film itself. DVD's always have the trailers in their special features, which is important because trailers are a large part of the film they depict. A good trailer can't make a movie, but a good trailer is a damn good music video.

6 comments:

KC said...

If you are too lazy to check out the trailer...at least download the jam. Download Pressure Drop by toots and maytals...good walk/drive of shame song

Anonymous said...

what about Frou Frou's "Let Go" and the impact on Garden State, and vice versa? The movie made the song famous, but that movie wouldn't have been the same without the song.

KC said...

The song needed the movie (extended music video) to become famous...they are one in the same anonymi

jackbrizzity said...

That traler sucked. I will never watch that movie, I don't care if your boy Shwartzman is in it. Unless he's playing the drums on California, I'm out. MTV has lost all respect after they canceled Beavis and Butthead and The State.
Word.

KC said...

The state was unreal...they need to put that on DVD...SWALLA

ERL said...

actually we at the find EAcademy didnt read the H.G. Wells book pre-freshman year. we were too busy reading something crappy.