Monday, September 27, 2010

Coen Brothers True Grit remake gets a powerful teaser.

It's amazing what the right music can do. As I've said any number of times, sometimes it's all about the soundtrack choices for a trailer. Like Star Trek, Where the Wild Things Are, and Inception, this is a trailer where the music does 90% of the work. Without that, we just have a series of quick shots establishing the core plot and the four main characters. But mixed in with the Peasall sisters singing a moody and almost creepy cover of 'Where No One Stands Alone', the 75-second piece establishes this Coen Brothers remake as a genuine bit of western myth-making. This is a powerful piece of stand-alone editing, which makes it a remarkable teaser for what should be a major player over the holiday season. True Grit, with Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, and Hailee Steinfeld, opens wide on Christmas Day. Between this and Tron Legacy a week prior, Jeff Bridges is going to have a very, very merry Christmas indeed.

Scott Mendelson

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