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SLOW TRAIN COMING

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in Filmmaking
on Aug 27, 2006


Over at Hollywood Elsewhere, Jeffrey Wells thinks that the trailer for Todd Field’s Little Children is the best trailer of the year. As he explains in the story linked to above, Fields didn’t want the trailer to have “music, dialogue or story.” The trailer New Line, Field and the trailer company came up with uses prominent sound design — a foreboding train horn — and shots of the actors to succinctly capture the film’s marital implosions.

The trailer is good, and it’s all the more striking for its avoidance of today’s typical trailer cliches and conventions. It was cut by Mark Woolen at Mark Woolen and Associates, and you can see it at the film’s website, here.

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