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2006-12-28 20:32:06.20259+00 by petronius 3 comments

How come we don't see more trailers like this: A trailer for a restored re-release of Fritz Lang's Spione (Spies) from the silent era. Very stylish, indeed.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-12-28 21:38:48.314533+00 by: Dan Lyke

I love the teutonic looking guy with the handlebar moustache. Proof that stereotypes of movie villains haven't changed in nearly 80 years.

What aspect of it don't you think we see any more? The cuts were somewhat slow by modern standards, but it didn't feel all that out of place to me.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-12-29 16:54:34.191467+00 by: petronius

Maybe I see too many trailers that have that one stentorian voice repeating raves from Cahiers du Cinema, or conversly six action shots in a row. Even the newly released Children of Men trailer has more explosions than the Casino Royale preview.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-12-29 17:40:35.317794+00 by: Diane Reese

Responding to the aside above, I saw Children of Men in its first-ever test showing last summer. I am looking forward to the discussion once people finally see it.