Thursday, September 19, 2013

Film Trailers: NEBRASKA

     No one films middle America like Alexander Payne. Whether it is the look of the people, the way they interact or do not with one another and just the storytelling that revolves around the issues we all face from day-to-day, Payne has an intelligence and ear for the heartbeat, nostalgia and struggles of Americans. I feel that every time I am watching one of his films I am seeing an examination and suggestion of the lives we live. Also, he is damn brilliant at adding a comedic, dry element to his films that balances everything out perfectly. I think most of his films are not classified by a genre, but contain elements from them all. He has directed Citizen Ruth, Election, About Schmidt, Sideways and The Descendants. His next film, another one that visualizes an America, usually small town, that has not been taken over by corporations and mass advertising. Nebraska centers on the estranged father-son relationship of Woody (Bruce Dern) and David (Will Forte) Grant, as they take a road trip from Montana to Nebraska in order to claim a million dollar sweepstakes prize. Woody is an angry old drunk and word is that Dern is as great as ever. The man that helped, along with Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda, begin the American film boom of the late 60s and 70s, is still giving outstanding performances. A vision of America as only Payne can tell. I cannot wait to see this film and the trailer is perfect. Love the black-and-white and the poster is my favorite of the year so far. The film will be released on November 22. Enjoy.

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