Love is not only a feeling, you show love. You do love.
You fear your love has died? Well then perhaps you are waiting for it to be transformed into something higher.
I had never heard of the movie To The Wonder until I stumbled upon it this morning while reading a story. But the moment I watched the trailer, I was sold. Actually, scratch that – I absolutely MUST see this film.
It’s no secret I love trailers – for movies and books. Most of the time, the trailer turns out to be pretty damn impressive compared to the movie or the story. I know it’s an art and that there are people who get paid darn good money to create them. But I still think it takes talent to pick poignant scenes from a movie and pair against a moving score to give a film it’s first breaths of life.
This trailer got to me in a way no trailer has for quite some time.
I wasn’t a fan of Tree of Life, but like many of Terrence Malick’s films, this film isn’t about dialogue — “most of the moments interstitial; the story conjured” according to the New Yorker. (Their review, BTW, incredible.) It’s about the story. Its about the use of light, and sound, and imagery. It’s about the brief dialogue from the characters voice over during moments in time that bring the story to life. It’s not just a movie. It’s art. It’s art, with heart. Honestly, I don’t care if they pantomime it, the cast looks incredible and the story one that I am a sucker for.
Cast, story, trailer = magic for me and I can’t wait to see.
If you follow my blog you know I am a HUGE fan of the novel The Host. Personally, I think its Meyer’s better work outside of the Twilight series. It tackles much more complex issues like… what happens to earth after an alien invasion, and what happens when an alien takes over your body and falls in love with the people you love. OK – that was a joke. But seriously, it does tackle some pretty serious issues and weaves them into a story that no matter how hard I tried, became totally and completely obsessed by. And its not just me! I shared the same “trust me, read it, you will see” pitch to a few friends and they loved it too! I loved the book that much. I mean, I loved, loved, loved the book! So much so I read it three times back-to-back to make sure I got every detail, every nuance.
I also have not keep it a secret that when I heard they were casting for the film adaptation of the book (scheduled to hit theaters March 2013) I was nervous. The names that were being thrown around didn’t seem to fit – and those finally cast, hard to see as the characters I came to love. We were treated to a sneak peak of a trailer which was nothing if not lame. I know, I know…filming was in process and there was no footage to actually use. HOWEVER, just a few days ago fans were treated to a new trailer for the film which is a REAL TRAILER. And guess what…it’s good! It’s better than that. It actually shows they were able to keep the story pretty much intact and not deviate when adapting for film, as is the case with so many books that get made into movies. And, there was a treat…a current favorite of mine, Imagine Dragon’s new song “Radioactive” is featured in the trailer which can only mean one thing: the soundtrack is poised to be, like the Twilight soundtracks, damn good!
Here’s the new trailer. Take a look and let me know what you think. And if you like the song, check out their other hit, “It’s Time” also from their debut album, Night Visions.