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New Trailers: Oscar-Bait Edition

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Jun 16, 2010 | 10:33am EDT

  New Trailers: Oscar-Bait Edition

This week we got our first look at two new trailers for some serious Oscar-bait movies, Sofia Coppola's Somewhere, starring Stephen Dorff (Deacon Frost in Blade), and Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go, adapted from Kazuo Ishiguro's novel of the same name.  Let's check them out!

1.)  Somewhere, director Sofia Coppola.  Starring Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning.

The trailer for Never Let Me Go prominently features British people in antiquated clothing, standing in shadow and dappled sunlight, emoting.  There is a lot of speaking in British accents, walking on beaches, and dramatic screaming, all while a properly cinematic violin score builds in the background.  So you know it's good and will probably get an Oscar nomination.  Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, and Andrew Garfield star in the film adaptation of the thoroughly depressing sci-fi novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, the 'twist' of which is more or less given away in the trailer.  While the cinematography looks indisputably beautiful and the acting oh-so dramatic, director Mark Romanek isn't known for much besides One Hour Photo and a number of music videos, so I'll wait to pass judgment on this until I see it in theaters.

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