Monday, July 06, 2009

Trailer Tournament, Round 2: It's Not a War

Low Res presents a 64-team NCAA-style bracket tournament to choose the best trailer of the past decade. At the end of each post, YOU make the call: which was the more effective trailer? Not the best movie, exactly, but the best two-and-a-half minutes that made you want to see said movie. You can take a look at the full bracket here, and you can catch up on the entire tournament so far here. Enjoy!

[On a formatting note: I've tried to both embed the trailers (where possible) and link to the trailers someplace where I know they won't be pulled. If there's no embed, blame YouTube. Just click the link on the movie's title and you'll get it.]

The GUMMO Region

2. Closer (2004)
Artistic but not oblique, this trailer is an absolute masterpiece. It wisely holds on to the film's stellar opening scene/intro for Natalie Portman, letting the Damien Rice song do what it does. It then adds Suzanne Vega's "Caramel," creating one hell of a one-two punch. The whole thing plays like a dance with partners getting swapped at every transition. The rhythms are seductive.

Awesome trailer attributes: Cool song/score


7. Casino Royale (2006)
From minute one, Daniel Craig's Bond was introduced as not just an evolutionary leap on the sex-bomb scale (though that's certainly emphasized -- at the one-minute mark if you're impatient), but also darker and more brutally violent. This was the moment where all that silly "James Blond" hand-wringing about Craig went right out the window.

Awesome trailer attributes: iconic performance

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1 comment:

jessica said...

Okay, so there are only 44 votes at the moment, but a lead for Casino Royale over Closer just seems unreal to me, seriously.