May 18, 2005

you think a little head-jiggle is supposed to make me happy?

Now I understand the need to trail films - sometimes they are the most enjoyable bit of a film - but to trail a film an entire year (and a day) before it is released?! That is possibly a mite excessive, don't you think? Well, whatever you, me, and the rest of the sane world may think, the first trail for the 'Da Vinci Code' is now online.

Have they even started shooting the film yet? Got a finalised screen play? Things have been known to go wrong - The Man Who Killed Don Quixote anyone? (The epic trouble Terry Gilliam et al experienced in the 6 days they tried to shoot are wonderfully documented in 'Lost In La Mancha' if you are interested).

Whilst it isn't the most revealing trail ever - not a single clip of, you know, acting or anything - it smacks ever so slightly of trying to keep us interested before everyone realises how awful the book really is (in every sense of the word, I really was in awe at how bad it was) and all desire to see a film about it dissipates like the plot did when exposed to the merest breath of logic. The question does remain - how are the good people at Sony going to keep us hooked for an entire year (yes, and this bears repeating, a year)?

Answers on a postcard please.
(Not worth it really, but if you must, link to the trail)

2 Comments:

At 5:57 PM, Anonymous RIB said...

It seems commonplace in the States for films they expect to draw big crowds to be advertised up to a year in advance. :-s

 
At 7:45 PM, Anonymous moose said...

nuff said

 

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