Trailer: Southland Tales

I’ve been waiting for director Richard Kelly’s follow up to Donnie Darko since I first heard about it in 2004. Kelly billed it as a sci-fi action comedy musical and claimed Andy Warhol and Philip K. Dick as influences. In intereviews he said the script had been written pre-9/11 as a parody of the Hollywood system but in the wake of that event an the Patriot Act it began to evolve into a commentary on the surveillance culture we live in now. Take a look at the trailer below:

The cast stood out as one that wouldn’t normally draw me to a film. According to IMDb here’s just sampling of who’s in this: The Rock, Seann William Scott, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Mandy Moore, Justin Timberlake, Miranda Richardson, Wallace Shawn, John Larroquette, Kevin Smith, Cheri O’Teri, Horatio Sanz, and many more faces you’ll recognize. The film got a standing boo at the Venice Film Festival last year and Kelly has since gone back and made edits that knocked 25 minutes off the original 3 hour runtime. The same thing happened to Donnie Darko and as a result the theatrical cut seems to do a better job than the director’s cut. No matter the quality of the acting and script it definitely looks to be a very strange and unique film

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~ by Seth on September 24, 2007.

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