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By now we’ve all seen Spike Jonze’s trailer for Where The Wild Things Are, which for its duration turned me into exactly the post-grad corny indie fuck I have worked so hard to grow out of being. Also it’s the best argument for the Arcade Fire that will ever exist. I think it is clearly the time for a new genre of filmmaking to emerge, one that mixes auteur theory with hipster music and childhood nostalgia. Here are some FREE suggestions. You’re welcome, America.

  • Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret. directed by Todd Haynes. trailer music: Sleater-Kinney’s “Call The Doctor”
  • Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs. directed by Michel Gondry. trailer music: Belle and Sebastian’s “I Could Be Dreaming”
  • Le Petit Prince. directed by Gus Van Sant. trailer music: anything by Steve Reich
  • The Giver. directed by Alfonso Cuaron. trailer music: Scott Walker’s “Cossacks Are”
  • The Giving Tree. directed by Kelly Reichardt. trailer music: Neko Case’s “Timber” which then segues to “Look For Me (I’ll Be Around)”
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins. directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. trailer music: Slint’s “Good Morning, Captain”

DO IT.

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One Comment

  1. Just so this is captured on your blog from our Saturday night drinkfest:

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower. directed by Wes Anderson. trailer music: anything by The Smiths


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