Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Trailer park

Regular readers will know of my love for [REC] which I reviewed here. The Hollywood remake Quarantine had already been announced when I saw the Spanish original and I'm seeing it later this week. From the look of the trailer they've made a carbon copy — only that night vision footage looks a little too clean and sharp to me.

I first saw Run Lola Run at the Angelika in New York and it blew my mind. Nothing director Tom Tykwer's done since has really grabbed me in quite the same way and the trailer for his latest, The International, seems to promise another slick if bland action thriller, although the idea of a bank welding so much power and influence in today's financial climate feels a little far-fetched.

7 comments:

Gerard said...

The very idea of Quarantine totally makes me want to spew.

Meanwhile, I'm a serious fan of Twyker's Perfume. Really, really dug it.

Mark Salisbury said...

Now that I think of it, I haven't actually seen Perfume. Read the book though.

Gerard said...

I'm a big fan of the book and though the film cuts out a huge whack of the midsection, I really thought Twyker did a killer job. Track it down - it's one of the quiet pleasures of recent years.

Mark Salisbury said...

Thanks for the tip.

Gerard said...

Thank me after you watch it - you could well hate it :P

Mark Salisbury said...

Well, you're not often wrong, Except when you are.

J.D. said...

Twyker hasn't done anything to match the brilliance of THE PRINCESS AND THE WARRIOR, IMO. For me, that will always be his masterpiece.