New Trailer for Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

August 23, 2007
Source: AOL

Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Trailer

This has been buzzed about off and on for quite some time now, as it stars both Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck and has been finished for a while, just delayed. Along with 3:10 to Yuma, this is apparently a masterpiece (according to the few who've seen it) that may yet again bring back the westerns genre in Hollywood. It does look very impressive and I'm anxious to see it myself. I'd suggest everyone take a look too, even if you're not a fan of westerns, as you may yet be converted.

Watch the trailer for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford:

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You can also watch the Assassination of Jesse James trailer in High Definition at AOL

Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is directed and co-written by Andrew Dominik, who also wrote and directed Chopper from 2000. The film will officially premiere at both the Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival this fall, and hit theaters nationwide on September 21st.

The new poster has also debuted:

Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

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  • Andrew
    wow that looks really good
  • If the definition of "masterpiece" includes, "absolutely painfully boring to watch", then I'd agree with that. I appreciate some long, uneventful Westerns. I'm a huge fan of Deadwood. And I really like Casey Affleck and Brad Pitt, even in this film. But the problem isn't the acting, its a droll script where barely anything happens. I'm sure some will view it as brilliant, but it'll tank at the box office, a sentiment the studio likely has had as they've pushed the release back time and time again.
  • Zach
    Finally, a release date! I saw the teaser a while back and thought it looked great. I love westerns and I am glad to see some more being made. It doesn't really seem like they're given any attention anymore and they really should be. I hope that the upcoming 3:10 to Yuma changes that.
  • This trailer is amazing. The look of it, the feel of it, everything. Up here in Calgary the place was a buzz when they were here filming, and now there is word that they have to return to shoot some additional footage. I hate to see what kind of media frenzy the place will be again... Although that kinda worries me because if its this close to release date, they shouldn't have to be re-shooting things. It still looks amazing though and I can't wait.
  • David - was it really that bad?? Did you see it a while back?? They might've just put together an incredible trailer (which WB often does), but it honestly looks amazing, so I'm looking forward to it quite a bit... I've got a screening next week - will definitely let you know... And I heard there might've been different cuts and edits that shortened it down...?
  • The cut I saw a few months ago was definitely too long, but even trimmed I can't imagine it being much better. That said, that certainly isn't a deceptive trailer - but the story layed out as a feature film is too slow, too one note, to ever be engaging. Maybe a miracle happened in the edit bay... but I keep thinking of Ride With the Devil, another Western that looked awesome but was ultimately boring as hell.
  • Speaking of which David... what are some actual good westerns you'd suggest that aren't "boring as hell"?
  • My favorite is "Outlaw Josey Wales". "Tombstone" is pretty bad ass. As a kid I loved "Silverado", but on a recent watching wasn't as impressed. And while I wasn't a big fan of "Young Guns", I should probably be embarassed to say I really liked "Young Guns 2".
  • sarah
    eh. thats all i got.
  • Great poster. I hadn't seen that yet. It makes it all too clear that Willy Wonka is waiting for the right moment to kill Jesse James.
  • Charlie
    I'm curious what people think of the title. It's definitely long-winded for a title without a sub-heading like a Lord of the Rings movie or even Borat. Still, I like it because it sounds like the title came off a handbill for some play in the 1800s. What does everyone else think?
  • Zach
    I like the title. I like the fact that it's different. And editing can do some amazing things. And some westerns can be quiet and more simplistic and still be amazing. Like The Proposition for example.
  • Rob
    I did some extra work in it ....Can't wait to see the looks great.
  • Zach2
    I appreciate Andrew for using Deadwood as a foreground to reviewing westerns. Personally I'm a huge fan of the same series and found myself doing the exact same thing. The only issue being, there will not be a season 4 of Deadwood, HBO cut it... not much to fall back on. So just do what I am from now on: if another horrible western ever comes on either the big or little screen, simply curse and blaim HBO for it ;-D.
  • nate
    does anyone know when this is released nationwide???? I've CANNOT find anymore release dates??




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