Posts Tagged ‘inception’

Double Down: Happy Trail

A good trailer is the difference between a commercial and an event, between heading to the cinema and waiting for a commercial-laden Wednesday night presentation on FX. It’s the difference between excitement and indifference, beguilement and feelings blase.

The most powerful trailers say just enough — throw in a few perplexing or laughable moments, some stirring visuals, and leave the viewer to imagine the proximate possibilities.

The red band trailer for David Fincher’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a textbook example of how to do things right: a bunch of disconnected images of blood, action, pregnant stares and creepy cats set to a cover of Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song by Academy Award-winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. It’s simple, loud and totally compelling — a fact not lost upon everyone’s favorite handimals:

The source material:

Wilson On Ninjas, Inception And Making Jim Rome Uncomfortable

Look, I’m not a Giants guy. I’m a Dodgers guy. So the Giants have to do something fairly interesting to get me to give them credit for it.

Well, Brian Wilson Giants’ closer, sat down with sports television windbag Jim Rome in September to hash some stuff out. It’s hard to tell if Rome is in on it or just treading water (I’d guess the latter) but their conversation is a gem:

Thanks to A. Rackets. (Go Rangers).