John C. Reilly looks like a late breaking Academy Award player in the Trailer for "Stan & Ollie"                Brie Larson saves the day in the First Trailer for "Captain Marvel"                The Toronto International Film Festival boosts "Green Book" with its Top Prize                Updated Academy Award predictions for early September                "White Boy Rick" is a compelling character study and period piece                Taking a look at potential Best Supporting Actress contenders                Shane Black gives "The Predator" his signature clever spin                Venice Film Festival award winners include "The Favourite" and "Roma"                Taking a look at potential Best Supporting Actor contenders                Watch out for Ben Foster in Best Supporting Actor for "Leave No Trace"                "The Favourite" releases a new Trailer to build off of its positive festival buzz                "All About Nina" and "Fahrenheit 11/9": Films to look forward to in September                Trailer for "The Front Runner" and Buzz from Telluride suggest another Oscar player for Jason Reitman                Taking a look at potential Best Actress contenders                "First Man" launches a New Trailer after a soaring debut at the Venice Film Festival        

“Shame” trailer rivets – AWARDS ALLEY


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: It’s a legitimate challenge. How does a studio sell Steve McQueen’s “Shame,” the compelling story of a sex addict (Michael Fassbender), to the popcorn crowd?

Arthouse ticket buyers are in. You know that. They’ve read the reviews from Venice and Toronto. They’ve seen “Hunger.” They are chomping at the bit to see “Shame,” and they’ll get their chance on Dec. 2.

But Fox Searchlight wants this riveting film to reach larger audiences … and they’d like to see it in the Oscar race. So they have to market the film’s strengths. And this new trailer, I think, establishes the film’s mood and tone right out of the gate. So much is conveyed with a look, a pregnant pause. “Shame” speaks volumes about compulsion, addiction and regret. And all of that is captured in the scenes chosen for this clip, without spoiling any of the film’s devastating surprises.

I don’t remember Harry Escott’s score playing such a role, but perhaps I was just engrossed with McQueen’s imagery. Either way, this is a great clip, and a strong launch pad for a film that’s going to get a lot of attention in the coming weeks.

For complete Oscar and Film Festival coverage, visit our Awards Alley for the latest news items, reviews and interviews all season long.

Follow Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information.

Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards, Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News

About HollywoodNews.com

Doing our best to bring you "The Pulse of New Hollywood®." Follow us @hollywoodnews

Follow us

Breaking Hollywood News   


UPDATES BY EMAIL

Comments are closed.