Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Trailer Break: Suffragette

I plan on posting my updated Oscar predictions later this afternoon, but to get you in the mood for what's about to come, check out the trailer below for the film I've been predicting to be HUGE this Oscar season:


There is a slightly different, and equally impressive, US trailer you can watch here (I couldn't embed it).

Yeah, I'm still sold on this being a big player.  Also, Carey Mulligan is looking really good for the actual Oscar.  The stars may be aligning for one of our generations most talented actresses to finally snag the Oscar she so richly deserves.

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  1. My goodness, that cast is phenomenal! Definitely has Oscar written all over it. I love Carey Mulligan too, so I'd watch it even just for her.

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    1. Yeah, this cast is pretty much incredible.

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  2. Fourteen year old me had a little crush on Carey Mulligan when I first saw her in Dr Who - in one the shows best ever episodes. I do think she is a wonderful talent

    This film looks good, plus its a great, worthy and inspiring story and we need more female representation in cinema!

    However, it looks like a standard 12A rating historical drama, I.E not much depth (like Abi Morgan's script for The Iron Lady) and a bit of a tear jerker with the "this is where your supposed to cry" music.

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    1. My 24 year old self had a major pervy crush on her when I saw her in An Education, and that was only exemplified when I saw her in Shame!

      And I think this looks better than you're suggesting. It's very handsomely mounted and the music choices and trailer editing actually looks more modern and inspired. This has the potential to be a very moving film, true, but for all the right reasons.

      SUFFRAGE!

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  3. I have read up on the movement and have seen horrible pictures of women brutally beaten by the cops just for wanting the right to vote and have equal rights overall. This will be a powerful film and, of course, Meryl Streep is in it....can they ever get someone else? I mean I know she is good and all that but there are others out there.

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    1. Yeah, this looks to be a truly powerful depiction of women's fight for rights, and I'm all for that story being told, and being told well!

      Meryl is Meryl, but she only has one scene here, probably 5 minutes of screentime and a moving 'monologue' to give, and then she's gone...which probably means she'll be nominated for the Oscar over the likes of Bonham Carter and Duff, who look to have the baity supporting roles.

      All that matters is that Carey Mulligan wins her Oscar!

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  4. That's one handsome looking motion picture, if the trailer is any indication. Love the cast. Let's hope it plays.

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  5. Carey Mulligan in dudes clothing.... sexy!

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    1. She's so 'cute' sexy it's ridiculous!

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  6. Definite oscar bait, but I still want to see it.

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    1. It looks like very well done Oscar bait, and it's such an important message so I'm hoping that this trailer is a sign of things to come!

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  7. Get it, Carey! Keira needs a project like this, though I love what she's been choosing lately.

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    1. Knightley needs to just keep doing what she's been doing. She's so interesting as an actress. She'll probably win her Oscar for a role that is, well, beneath the rest of her filmography, but the diversity of what she gives us is worth it, to me.

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    2. Yeah, I'm glad she's picking interesting projects, but I suspect you might be right about her Oscar trajectory.

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    3. I kind of wish she had won last year. I mean, it was a lesser Knightley performance, but it was still great and it would have been a very deserving win, and that's probably the type of performance she'll win for...not one of her more experimental offerings.

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  8. I'm on the fence about this one. While I'm sure the cast is great, the direction seems a bit one-sided, painting the male characters as the villains. Hopefully, I'm wrong. If it does pick up any traction and scores nominations, here is one thing I hope for: No nom for Meryl. Please.

    I know it seems unfair to hope that without even seeing the film. But to me, 19 is enough.

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    1. I am hoping that it'll balance out the depiction a little, but considering the singular theme here, I don't think the depiction of 'those' men is too far off. I mean, during this time period, it was pretty much the thinking of men 'en mass' that women were inferior.

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    2. It's unfortunate, for sure, and I'm sure that there were some (maybe even many) who did support women's rights, but I doubt they were extremely vocal, and they were surely outnumbered.

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