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Movie Trailers: Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

The Coen Bros.' latest, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” starring Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan (troubled husband and wife in “Drive,” more troubled here), is apparently screening for L.A. insiders this week, according to this New York Times article by Michael Cieply. Cieply writes:

If the film has had a slight air of mystery in recent months, that is partly because the Coens, working with the producer Scott Rudin, their collaborator on both “True Grit” and “No Country for Old Men,” made the film with backing from the French company Studio Canal but with no predetermined American distributor.

After shooting in New York City and elsewhere last year, Mr. Coen said, the brothers finished the movie at their own pace. They could have rushed it into the Oscar season but didn’t. Instead a public debut at the Cannes film festival in May is possible, he said. And by then, assuming that buyers like it as much as Mr. Wald did,“Inside Llewyn Davis” may have an American distributor, an army of publicists and a release date.

But it's the closing line that makes me smile:

“How good you are doesn’t always matter,” he added. “That’s what the movie is about.”

Here's the trailer that's making the rounds:

If that left you hanging, as it's designed to, you can hear Mr. Isaac singing live at Caffe Vivaldi here.

By the way: Would anyone but the Coens get away with “Llewyn” in the title?


Posted at 05:55 PM on Mon. Jan 28, 2013 in category Trailers  
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COMMENTS

Typographical Contagia wrote:

Hooray! And Michel Gondry has a new movie coming out, too. The reasons to stay alive just keep piling up, don't they?

Comment posted on Mon. Jan 28, 2013 at 06:50 PM

Reed wrote:

One thing I love about the Coens' movies is that they usually have a clear sense of time and place; and in fact those two aspects are generally big factors in the overall theme of the movie. This looks promising.

Comment posted on Mon. Jan 28, 2013 at 06:52 PM

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