Inside Llewyn Davis Delivers Another Beautiful, Folk Song-Filled Trailer

By Eric Eisenberg 2013-10-07 14:34:19discussion comments
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Some of the most talented filmmakers in contemporary cinema have their latest works still set to come out in theaters before the end of 2013. This weekend we will see the newest film from director Paul Greengrass, but we will also soon get to see new movies from brilliant minds like Martin Scorsese, Steve McQueen, Ridley Scott, Alexander Payne, David O. Russell, and more. Excited as I am for all of those new projects, however, none has me more excited than the latest from Joel and Ethan Coen. Sadly Inside Llewyn Davis won't be coming out for about two months, but today we have a new trailer, courtesy of CBS Films, than will only serve to raise anticipation.

Set around the folk music scene in New York during the 1960s, the new film follows a singer/songwriter named Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) as he struggles to make it as a musician during a harsh winter during which he can't even afford a winter coat. With his guitar in tow, he goes from one adventure to the next, at each turn facing new and personal obstacles. The outstanding supporting cast includes Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund and Justin Timberlake.

What can really be said about this absolutely wonderful trailer. The dialogue is snappy and funny, particularly the lines from John Goodman and Carey Mulligan; the music is awesome and atmospheric ("Farewell" by Bob Dylan, in case you don't recognize the track); and the photography is gorgeous, making excellent use of soft focus capturing the streets of Greenwich Village. It's hard to expect anything less from the Coens.

While we still have a while to wait for Inside Llewyn Davis, it has been busy making its way around the festival circuit and has garnered a great deal of critical praise in doing so. Not only do you have all of the critic quotes featured in the trailer, our own Kristy Puchko got to see the film at the New York Film Festival and raved about it in her review, lauding the performances - particularly Isaac's - the music, and the Coen's always-wonderful ear for dialogue. Commenting on the film's soundtrack she wrote, "I suspect it will do for this brand of folk what O Brother Where Art Thou did for bluegrass. After hearing these numbers, itís impossible to not want to hear them again and again, to wrap yourself in their lovely melodies and the bittersweet stories they tell."

Inside Llewyn Davis will be in theaters everywhere on December 6th. To get a taste of the film with a few more curse words thrown into the mix, be sure to watch the red band trailer below:


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