Thursday, September 10, 2009

Trailer Watch: Up In The Air

Jason Reitman's latest film, Up In The Air, has had a sudden bubble-burst of buzz since it's arrival at the Telluride Film Festival. Based on this trailer--which is executed with stunning grace--the film takes a solemn look at the supposed lonely, but advantageous lifestyle behind constant commercial flying. Having read the book the film is based on, I can say that it does not seem to reflect the overbearing irony that Walter Kirn had in his novel, and the trailer-long monologue by Clooney seems to reflect some serious, unexpected (by me) pathos. Reitman's follow-up to Juno seems like an exceptionally grown-up film.

**Sorry for the double-dip of trailer watches, and no film reviews. Too much reading and writing to attend the cinemas recently. Hope to get some reviews to you soon.

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