Worth Watching - Aug 20: Red Band Elegy Trailer

August 20, 2008
Source: ComingSoon

Elegy Trailer

Our friends from ComingSoon have debuted another full trailer for Isabel Coixet's Elegy starring Ben Kingsley, Penélope Cruz, Patricia Clarkson, Dennis Hopper, and Peter Sarsgaard. There's actually nothing red band about this trailer, but watch it at your own will. I really love the way this trailer is put together: great music, wonderful photography, Ben Kingsley's voiceover, great storytelling. It feels like another indie festival film, obviously, but something that I'll see in theaters and thoroughly enjoy for its filmmaking. Is there Oscar buzz already? I don't think so, but I haven't talked to many who have seen it yet. I definitely suggest watching this trailer, you might be surprised by how good it looks.

Watch the red band trailer for Elegy:

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Elegy charts the passionate relationship between a celebrated college professor (Kingsley) and a young woman (Cruz) whose beauty both ravishes and destabilizes him. As their intimate connection transforms them—more than either could imagine—a charged sexual contest evolves into an indelible love story.

Elegy is directed by Spanish filmmaker Isabel Coixet, of Things I Never Told You, Those Who Love, My Life Without Me, and The Secret Life of Words previously. The screenplay was written by Nicholas Meyer, of Fatal Attraction, The Informant, and The Human Stain, and was adapted from Philip Roth's novel "The Dying Animal". The film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February and also played at the Tribeca Film Festival. Samuel Goldwyn Films is debuting Elegy in limited theaters starting on August 8th.

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments


How is that red band? Anyway, a great trailer, it reminds me a lot of Venus, but will probably do better because of increased publicity and Ben Kingsley. Perhaps this movie will renew my like of Penenlope Cruz as well.

Boris Van Der Ree on Aug 20, 2008


"How is that red band?" When was the last time you saw a green band with a flash of female nipple and the word "fucking?"

Colin on Aug 20, 2008


yes. nipples are wonderful. especially penelope cruz's.

Brian Ricci on Aug 20, 2008


looks like oscar worthy

Darrin on Aug 20, 2008


Looks good. I liked the music and the voice over as well.

janet on Aug 20, 2008


I haven't seen any of Ben Kingsley's work except House of Sand and Fog with Jennifer Connelly, and I think he was amazing in that. I'll check this one out sometime, most likely when it comes to DVD (because I only go to theaters for comic book movies these days).

Viper on Aug 20, 2008


wow don't know about the movie. I couldn't take that much emotional drama for 2 hrs but the trailer is exquisitely beautiful.

me on Aug 20, 2008


#7 Actually, I saw the film in the movie listings an it's 2hr 13min to be exact. The film looks good and I'd probably check it out (since I like balancing the blockbusters I go see with a good indie film). As for the trailer, I think people are too used to red band trailers having gratuitous R-rated content (that red band trailer for Choke comes to mind).

Sean Kelly on Aug 20, 2008


I have felt Cruz's boobies before and they weren't works of art like he describes them.

Richard on Aug 20, 2008


I saw this movie last week and LOVED it. It made me cry... more than once. It's not as cliche or cheesy as you might be led to believe. Oh, and why is it red band? NIPPLE!!

Serafina on Aug 21, 2008


Ben Kingsley. Thats all a movie needs in order for me to see it. Man, why do i loath him?

Nikhil Hariharan on Aug 22, 2008

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