Must Watch: Trailer for Vinterberg's 'Far From the Madding Crowd'
"I'm not going to tell stories just to please you." Wow, this looks stunning. Fox Searchlight UK has debuted a trailer for Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg's adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic romantic story Far From the Madding Crowd, and it looks magnificent. Carey Mulligan stars as Bathsheba Everdene (no relation to Katniss), who captures the eyes and hearts of three men in this love story: Tom Sturridge as Frank Troy, Michael Sheen as William Boldwood, and Matthias Schoenaerts as Gabriel Oak. Aside from compelling performances, the cinematography by DP Charlotte Bruus Christensen is gorgeous. Back in 1967, Julie Christie starred as Bathsheba and now it's Carey Mulligan's turn to woo us. This looks fantastic.
Here's the first trailer for Thomas Vinterberg's Far From the Madding Crowd, direct from YouTube:
For reference, the trailer for the original 1967 film Far From the Madding Crowd starring Julie Christie:
Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching wilfulness; Frank Troy (Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. This version of Far From the Madding Crowd is directed by Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg (of The Celebration, Dear Wendy, Submarino, The Hunt) from a script by David Nicholls. Fox Searchlight will release the film in spring 2015.
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
Hot Diggity! This looks terrific! Mulligan is a stunning actress. Sheen is in top form as well.
DAVIDPD on Nov 23, 2014
I really enjoyed this trailer. A breath of fresh air from the typical "in a world"!
Jace on Nov 24, 2014
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Mo on Nov 24, 2014
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Jace on Nov 24, 2014
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Nash on Nov 24, 2014
Well, I don't know. I'm an old dog and I just recently watched the original again. I was astonished at how beautifully it was shot, on film of course, by Nicholos Roeg before he became a director. I like Mulligan, a lot, but she's no match for Julie Christie in my opinion...but then again, no one is, imho. Also Terrence Stamp and Alan Bates and Peter Finch played the three male characters and there is just no way this new batch of guys will ever match them. If you have not seen the original than I'm sure this one will satisfy. It looks good, but I'm sure it's digital as all this director's work has been. It might be a good idea to see the original as it really is a very well done film by a top notch director who went on to do Midnight Cowboy and other excellent films.
Bo on Nov 24, 2014
Not the genre I usually watch, but oh man did it look gorgeous. I'm going to have to take some notes from Charlotte Bruus Christensen. I'll watch it.
Franklin Carpio on Nov 26, 2014
Vinterberg is a good director and I am sure it'll be worth the watch. Looks very "folktaleish".
Jamie Holmes on Dec 1, 2014
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