Otto's Eleven (2010) - News Poster

(2010)

News

This Week In Trailers: The Strange Case Of Angelica (O Estranho Caso de Angélica), Deadheads, Living For 32, The Day, Otto’s Eleven

  • Slash Film
This Week In Trailers: The Strange Case Of Angelica (O Estranho Caso de Angélica), Deadheads, Living For 32, The Day, Otto’s Eleven
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers? The Strange Case Of Angelica (O Estranho Caso de Angélica) Trailer There's really nothing bad you could say about the opening of this trailer. It
See full article at Slash Film »

Otto's Eleven Fails To Be Funny In Spectacular Fashion.

As a way of setting context for what I am about to subject you to let me say this: I am half German. My mother's family emigrated when she was six and - thanks to my father being kicked out of his family as a teen - my cultural experience growing up was largely German. I have many German aunts and uncles. We had German family visit every year. I have traveled to Germany on several occasions. And in the context of this range of experience I feel quite confident in saying that Germans are not funny people. They just aren't. Yes, there are exceptions - such as Jan Henrik Stahlberg, who I think is one of the greatest satirists on the planet when doing his own stuff - but on the whole, no. And when they try to be, well, more often than not the results are just vaguely uncomfortable and embarrassing.
See full article at Screen Anarchy »

See also

Showtimes | External Sites