Worth Watching - July 3: Full Trailer for Fernando Meirelles' Blindness
Another new full trailer for Fernando Meirelles' Blindness has finally debuted online. The trailer has been playing in front of Wanted this weekend and is a vast improvement over the first teaser trailer. I've been waiting for Meirelles to show me something even somewhat reminiscent of City of God (one of my all-time personal favorites), in terms of brilliance not necessarily subject matter, but I haven't seen it yet. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that Blindness is it. This latest full trailer finally shows me that this might have the potential to be that good. I love the music, even though we're all familiar with it, but it adds such an uneasy tone to the ending and allows us to somewhat feel the fear that all of these blind people have. If you haven't seen it yet, make sure you watch this trailer for Blindness today.
Watch the full trailer for Fernando Meirelles' Blindness:
You can also watch the Blindness trailer in High Definition on Apple
A doctor's wife becomes the only person with the ability to see in a town where everyone is struck with a mysterious case of sudden blindness. She feigns illness in order to take care of her husband as her surrounding community breaks down into chaos and disorder. I'm guessing there is a lot more to the story then what's written in that brief synopsis. However, I prefer to go into this completely blind and with as little knowledge as possible - I think there will be much more to take away from it going in that way.
Blindness is directed by legendary Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles of City of God and The Constant Gardener previously. The film is based on a novel by Nobel Prize winning author Jose Saramago with a script written by actor-writer Don McKellar, of Highway 61, Last Night, and The Red Violin. Blindness is currently set to open in theaters on September 19th. The latest poster is featured below.
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
Looks great! I think what we are getting here is the "clean, general audience" trailer that is going to draw a mass audience. The novel Blindness, a favorate of mine, is 100% brutal kick in the teeth materal. I am not going to throw out spoilers here, but remeber all the rumors of events in the aftermath of Katrenia? All that and more happens here. I doubt Mrirelles will be pulling that stufff so later, after there is some buzz, then the grittier material willl come. I think this movie will really show off Jullianne Moore's talents, novelwise the wife is the book.
Goudos on Jul 3, 2008
Looks very good and now somewhat commercial to draw in an audience. However, the target audience of adults who are more effected by reviews, well the reviews have been just alright so hopefully it can overcome them.
Ryan on Jul 3, 2008
Wow. Having loved Meirelles' other movies, I was already eager to see this. I became overwhelmed and a little emotional, just watching the trailer. I can't wait.
Sean on Jul 3, 2008
This looks like film making. And I can't wait to see it.
Fisherman on Jul 3, 2008
i was trying to figure out what about that trailer was familiar (and exciting) and i realized the song they play at the end is either the same exact song or a very similar song to one they play in Sunshine (the danny boyle movie) at the end. this looks like fantastic!
David on Jul 3, 2008
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adam on Jul 3, 2008
I love the sunshine music. Good trailer.
Josh on Jul 3, 2008
@#6 It is the Sunshine music. I'm still looking for the soundtrack for that film. Did they ever release it? Anyway the movie looks very interesting. I'm glad we're seeing a resurgence of intelligent sci-fi which values ideas over fx.
jason_md2020 on Jul 3, 2008
three of my favourite actors Julianne moore(the hours) Mark ruffalo(Zodiac) and Sandra Oh(grey's anatomy TV) and teh director of one of my faovourite films (the contant gardner) this is amazing... i am going out now and buying the book... this looks so good.. Cannes for all the hoopla surrounding it has an amazing knack of picking really really good movies... loved this trailer...
Viral on Jul 7, 2008
I was quite sure where i recognized that song and I remember it from sunshine. i thought it was a commonly used trailer/battle song kinda like "Oh Fortuna". but I guess not. But good song choice.
Zephyr on Sep 20, 2008
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