Posted on 02/08/11 12:51 AM | Last edited on 02/08/11 12:51 AM
How often have you seen a film that you wish more people had seen? You advise people to see them and yes you convince some people to, but sometimes reviewing isn't enough. Do you think Transformers 2 smashed the box office because people read the critics' reviews? Hell no, if that were the case it would have fallen into the box office graveyard! One of the best marketing devices for a film is the trailers, you go to the cinema and before the movie starts you get to see those little snippets that are practically short films themselves, they make you wanna go out and see any crappy movie, for example how many of you saw the Miami Vice trailer and thought it would be the awesomest movie ever? I know I did, lol.
So now what I thought I'd do, is I'd show you some trailers of movies that I think more people should have seen so hopefully it'll make you wanna see them even more:
The first here is Hard-Boiled which is just an amazing film. If you think Die Hard was awesome then try this, it cannot be beaten for action, you will never forget the hospital scene, truly epic. It also reflects John Woo's state of mind and the state of Hong Kong at the time, and it does so not just in the scenes between the action but in the action scenes themselve. Great movie:
My third favourite film of all time, this one I recommend for lovers of art and of horror. It's scary, eerie, beautiful, ugly, sexy, violent, funny and quite moving and the trailer here will spin your head right round like Flo Rider's head when his girlfriend goes down but don't be fooled it's actually quite coherent.
Of course I must include an Australian one, this one is part of Australia's new wave of dark and confronting social dramas. This family drama is set out in the outback and it is very touching and well plotted, it is a beautiful film but man it's a tad on the screwed up side. Who cares though? If it has Sophie Lowe's beautiful face, body and acting skills then it's allowed to be fucked up.
I know you all love Christopher Nolan so I'll throw in one of his movies here. This movie is super low in budget, but it's super high in artistic quality and skill. It's the only one Nolan ever made in Britain, and it's one of his best. Recently it got slandered by some pretentious fucktard on RT but if you know who that is then you'll know not to trust him.
Now that I've included Christopher Nolan's debut film I'll include Darren Aronofsky's first film as well. Pi. This is an amazing thriller, Lynchian in style. Just like Following it is in black and white and is super low budget it was even made the same year. This one will have you under its spell throughout the whole film.
There are so many more I could include but it would make this blog way too long. So in conclusion there are so many great films out there waiting to be watched, but some of them don't get any attention at all which is quite sad. I hope this blog has encouraged you to go and see them.