Thursday, April 27, 2006

The trailer looks good

" It is so powerful that men have died protecting it
And there are those who would kill to expose it
It is a message that has been hidden for centuries
Right before our eyes
What if the world’s greatest works of art have the secret that could change the course of mankind… forever?
This summer… No Matter What You Have Read… No Matter What You Believe…

The Journey Has Just Begun "

If the book is anything to go by, it will be one helluva bestseller of a film.
If the trailer is anything to go by, it could be a very well-made one at that.

The typical Hollywood trailer baritone takes you zooming into fissures and cracks and gorges that come up rushing to meet you. You leave behind the sand-coloured surface, you descend, you meander through a winding maze that goes deeper and deeper. Till it is dark, and you can make out lighted messages scratched and burnt into the walls.

A swooshing zoom-out, and you are shot out of the crevice, out of the surface and into the air. You go higher and higher, till the cracks below become a blur and the surface begins to show as a whole… It is a canvas, and it is the face of Mona Lisa.

You are held for a moment by that serene gaze, till it turns and breaks into smithereens...


Tom Hanks
Audrey Tautou
Ian McKellen
Alfred Molina
and Jean Reno

in a Ron Howard film

MAY 19, 2006

You can check out IMDB. And the India release is on the same day.
photo: yahoo


At 3:54 PM, Blogger Kusum Rohra said...

Yoohoo, it releases around my birthday so maybe will go out with my friends to see this one, somehow i like Demons and Angels better than Da Vinci Code.

At 4:31 PM, Blogger J. Alfred Prufrock said...

This is one film that can't disappoint me. There's no way it can be worse than the book.


At 9:58 PM, Blogger indianpeppone said...

U do have a way with words .... I fell as if i saw the trailer just now... :-)

At 11:00 PM, Blogger gIftoFwIngs said...

nice! This gonna be a typical summer time movie :))

At 12:40 AM, Blogger A fool on the hill said...

Hanks looks a tad old for the role.

At 9:04 AM, Blogger chumkisingh said...

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At 9:06 AM, Blogger Ekta said...

Hey wow!
I simple loved the book and now cant wait to see the live action!!

and to add to it...its hanky dear in the movie..muaaah!...Must see!

At 9:06 AM, Blogger chumkisingh said...

agree with fool.
while reading the book, i was visualising a harrison ford or even a pierce brosnon as Langdon. well, that could be my Indiana Jones hangover - but nonetheless, I also think Tom Hanks is a bit too old for the role.
the book...well, i think, it was a bit overhyped. i mean, i finished it in one night the first time i read it. and found it damn informative & interesting. then i started doing my own research. and then i slowly lost it. tried reading it a second time a few days back - and this time, found it very obvious and not-so-great.
But, it has all the formulae for making a great hollywood film - so will definitely catch the movie.

At 10:46 AM, Blogger death said...


At 11:15 AM, Blogger Nautilus said...

Thanks for the link. I loved the book, (except the climax portion) and it had all the right ingredients for a masala movie.

I was a bit disappointed with the choice of actor to play Robert Langdon! I love Tom Hanks, but he's not what I imagined Robert Langdon to be...may be Harrison Ford 10 years younger would have been good! But then Hanks has a way of getting under the skin of the characters..I'm sure he'll be great!

Can't wait till May 19 :-)

At 3:24 PM, Blogger Anand said...

Hey patient,
Cool review!..Though am simple cant wait to watch the movie...the book was abso fab!!...even if the movie is 60% as good..its worth a Watch!

At 5:44 PM, Blogger ichatteralot said...

Would love to watch the movie - went to Paris recently and the saw the Louvre and the glass pyramid in a completely different light!

At 5:53 PM, Blogger eve's lungs said...

I didnt remotely like the book but it was highly fantastical and I wouldnt mind seeing the movie ...Hows u BTW ? Have been on the grind for over a fortnight now and am looking forward to some blogging this looooooooooooong weekend !!!

At 9:07 PM, Blogger Patient Portnoy said...

Kusum: Yes, do that.
Also, all the best for Bangalore and Coorg :-)

JAP: Aw come on, if nothing else it was a page-turner :-)
BTW, when's your next post?

IndianP: Thanks. Let's hope the film is better than the book, and tops the trailer as well :-)

GiftOW: Yes, that's the best way to say it I guess. Though "summer" in a western sense :-)

Fool: Agreeing with you reluctantly. Thought the same when they first announced the cast

Ekta: Good to see someone saying "simply loved the book". Also, that you're not disappointed in Hanky as Langdon :-)

Chumki: Yes, though it's sacrilege for me to say anything against Tom Hanks, I admit he does look a tad old for the Langdon I imagined. I'd vote for Brosnan or Clooney.
The book was a great page-turner, but dunno if worth a second read. And yes, all masala-Hollywood this May :-)

Death: As I said earlier buddy, you live up to your name

Nautilus: Welcome :-)
Way to go, Tom Hanks might just prove us wrong, what say you? I can't, I simply can't get over Gump

Anand: So hubby and wifey agreeing on this?
Even as I say this, I'm scared. You know, when I posted on "Brokeback", she warned me she'd ask for a refund if she didn't like it. Loved her from that point :-)

ChatterBox: You went to Paris? I'm really jealous. Is it as lovely and romantic as they say it is? You should post on it.
Tell me, does the glass structure look out of place? Did you like it?

Eve: Where've you been? Get out of that "lethargetic" mode, and post. Still waiting for that mail :-)
Me fine and thriving, as you can see, only a bit stressed out, but that's the commonest syndrome

At 12:14 AM, Blogger Tridib said...

Portnoy, I too thought the trailer was real cool. Also, too bad they couldn't get Ford for the role Langdon. After all, he had gone looking for the Ark once before, armed with his whip and wits! Would also be interesting to see Audrey Tautou, after her last outing as the adorable Amelie.

At 11:43 AM, Blogger shoumik said...

The intention of the film is perhaps to do a National Treasure and Sahara, with obviously a better team to man the effort. But given the slimness of the inherent plot, just wonder how the novelty of Louvvre alone and special effects will be enough to add cerebral stiches to Dan Brown's pulp

At 11:43 AM, Blogger madnira69 said...

the book was well researched thats it...complete bollywood, just stopped short of bhai tere haath mein kisne likha ki 'jesus doesnt save, he simply does control s'...

At 11:56 AM, Blogger Ghetufool said...

who cares about the movie itself when Audrey Tautou is around. BTW thanks for showing us the trailer, literally.

At 9:46 AM, Blogger kaushik said...

For after BI II, RDB it is another much awaited release. The only book which I finished in 4 days flat. It has to be a first day first show..

At 3:56 PM, Blogger Patient Portnoy said...

Tridib: Yes, Ford would do, though yo have to admit that he too is getting on.
I was wondering... Maybe they didn't take him BECAUSE of the Indiana Jones and Crusade associations

Shoumik: Yes, interesting point. Seeing that we're already resistant to the lead. And Tautou looks too artless for the role

M69: What a thing to say :-)
Keep it up, A

Ghetu: You are welcome. So you like Tautou?

Kaushik: Eclectic, I daresay... BI II, RDB, DVC? And nothing in between?

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