Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Nine

Welcome to a new weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Nine – Opening December 18, 2009

There are so many things that are intriguing and awesome about this trailer, and regardless of how good the film ends up being, this is undoubtedly one of the best trailers of the year. Having Daniel Day-Lewis star in another movie is easily an exciting enough reason for this film to be great, and his demeanor is perfect for this role. This is also the accomplished British actor’s sixth film in fifteen years, and every performance he turns in is more than thoroughly prepared and usually quite awe-inspiring (think “There Will Be Blood” and “Gangs of New York”). That’s not all this spectacular trailer has to offer. The sheer female talent paired with Day-Lewis is staggering. Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Judi Dench, and Sophia Loren – all Oscar winners and respected actresses capable of incredible performances and sure to sparkle on screen with Day-Lewis. The way each is introduced in the trailer is terrific, and they all seem to be treated equally importantly. The use of “Be Italian” to musically accompany the trailer is excellent, and gorgeous shots of Italy and what looks like the Amalfi Coast make this look like a visually astonishing experience. Brief snapshots of the show numbers are evocative of director Rob Marshall’s previous magnificent musical, “Chicago,” and returning to what Marshall does best is certainly a welcome concept. All in all, this looks like a more expansive, glossier production of Bob Fosse’s 1979 film “All That Jazz,” with talent up the wazoo and an incredible time to be had by all. Even if the film isn’t all that, there are so many elements that at least one should still be great, and having six Oscar winners in the cast is a pretty foolproof plan. And that’s not even considering the music.

1 comment:

Greg Boyd said...

This is easily my most anticipated film of the year. I think "Chicago" is arguably the best movie musical ever made (and yes, I've seen "Sound of Music", "West Side Story", and "Singin in the Rain"). And the early buzz has been great.