June 29, 2007

Somethings a man's just gotta do

Yeah, sue me.

Here's the original: it's interesting how movie trailers have evolved over the past twenty years in terms of quick cutting and use of music:

I posted this awhile back, but it's good for another rip:

Posted by Steve-O at June 29, 2007 05:03 PM | TrackBack

Well the original Die Hard trailer (and movie) was hampered by it being a Christmas movie - complete with sappy songs.

But the Music/Movie thing has amped up. I credit (or blame) Quentin Tarentino and the whole Luci Lui scene (actually more than 1 scene - the last third of the movie) at the end of Kill Bill Vol. 1. though this might have started with Reservoir Dogs. Certainly it held in From Dusk Till Dawn (which he wrote but didn't direct).

And Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City, El Mariachi, etc.) isn't bad.

And Antoine Fugua's (Director of Shooter) use of music and music video techniques in The Replacement Killers was pretty cool too. But then any movie with Chow Yun Fat and Mira Sorvino can't be all bad.

The movie score I love the most in the past few years is the jazz score of Brad Bird's The Incredibles.

Posted by: Zendo Deb at July 1, 2007 01:09 AM

Well, I would give it a B. I saw the movie this weekend and although at times I thought I was on a thrill ride, the last 15 minutes left me cold.
Were it up to me, I would have cut the last 15 minutes, left the whole jet thing home and wrapped it up at the Social Security building...
But then, that's just me... I left the theatre thinking something was really cheesy.

Posted by: Babs at July 2, 2007 09:48 PM

Interesting to see Severus Snape in the original Die Hard.

He was evil even then.

Love ya, Esteban!

Posted by: Vic Barry at July 3, 2007 07:12 AM