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January 25, 2013 11:59 AM   Subscribe

Trailer for Inside Llewyn Davis - the new film by the Coen brothers possibly inspired by the album cover for The Freewheeling' Bob Dylan.
posted by Artw (49 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Is it weird that I will go see this because not only is it the Coen Brothers, but I am deeply concerned that the title character will take good care of the cat?
posted by Kitteh at 12:06 PM on January 25, 2013 [13 favorites]


Pretty sure the Coens are on record as saying it was inspired by the life of Dave Van Ronk.
posted by dobbs at 12:09 PM on January 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


That looks like a good enough Coen Bros film, but the trailer already has me thinking too much about Breakfast at Tiffanys because of the whole cat thing.
posted by mudpuppie at 12:10 PM on January 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yes, here it is.
posted by dobbs at 12:13 PM on January 25, 2013


Barton Fink + guitars yes yes yes yes yes
posted by oulipian at 12:13 PM on January 25, 2013


I hope that, after Drive and this thing here, a long series of otherwise-unrelated films with Carey Mulligan and Oscar Isaac in relationships that don't quite work is in the serious offing, because those kids are great.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 12:13 PM on January 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh man oh man. I just saw A Serious Man and was flabbergasted at how good it was and how little I'd heard about it when it came out. This looks very much like it will be in a similar vein as far as its scale and outlook, which is exciting.
posted by invitapriore at 12:14 PM on January 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


Given that there's an album called Inside Dave Van Ronk...
posted by brennen at 12:14 PM on January 25, 2013


BARTON RONK
posted by oulipian at 12:16 PM on January 25, 2013 [5 favorites]


I really enjoy the Coen brother's movies, and I've liked Dave Van Ronk since I was about 4 years old, but if there's a whole lot of Bob Dylan singing in this movie I will not be able to stomach it.

Here's to hoping there isn't, 'cause I really like Van Ronk...
posted by Pecinpah at 12:19 PM on January 25, 2013


Though am I wrong in finding the color grading a little overzealous here?
posted by invitapriore at 12:21 PM on January 25, 2013


My favourite part of the trailer was the ending. It is a relief to find one that bucks the trend by not finishing with a "ka-boom......BOOOOOOMmmmm" sound.
posted by rongorongo at 12:22 PM on January 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


brennen: "Given that there's an album called Inside Dave Van Ronk..."

With a cat on the cover.
posted by octothorpe at 12:23 PM on January 25, 2013


@invitapriore: no, you're not.
posted by sbutler at 12:23 PM on January 25, 2013


Yeah, I loved A Serious Man, which surprised me in just about every way. I hadn't even heard it was coming out until shortly before it arrived in town, and normally I dislike both straight-dramatic films and (especially) those with ambiguous endings. But I LOVED it. The settings were so great; it was one of the few retro movies that I've seen that managed to feel lived-in instead of simply slapping a bouffant on someone.

Even now, I find myself wanting to greet people with a practiced yet convincingly sincere hug and say, "HowARRRE you?"

Damn that Sy Ableman.
posted by Madamina at 12:23 PM on January 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm just enough of a dork to see this movie solely for the recreated shots of Columbia's 799 Seventh Avenue studio, Studio A.

Dave Van Ronk is OK, but I'd rather see a big-budget biopic of Ian and Sylvia. Oh, wait, that was "A Mighty Wind", wasn't it?
posted by Fnarf at 12:26 PM on January 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


Can Sussman eat? Sussman can't eat.
Can Sussman sleep? Sussman can't sleep.
posted by gauche at 12:27 PM on January 25, 2013


True story: I sold my antique stove to the producers of this movie. It will apparently appear in Carey Mulligan's apartment. Can't see it in the trailer, though.
posted by zvs at 12:30 PM on January 25, 2013 [7 favorites]


Van Ronk, Schman Schmonk. Yeah, it's a movie inspired by him. But I'm guessing there's a bit of (perhaps less official) inspiration from a certain Jewish kid from Minnesota, too. There seems to be an awful lot of travelling in that trailer for a move from Brooklyn to the Village.

(And if you were to rearrange the letters in "Llewyn Davis"...)
posted by Sys Rq at 12:30 PM on January 25, 2013


You get "Robert Allen Zimmerman"
posted by invitapriore at 12:31 PM on January 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


And if you were to rearrange the letters in "Llewyn Davis".

Wands Vilely? My God, he's Voldemort. With a beard. And that cat is really a snake.
posted by Joey Michaels at 12:34 PM on January 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


I misread this as Llewelyn Davies and thought it was going to be something about J. M. Barrie.
posted by Melismata at 12:37 PM on January 25, 2013


And if you were to rearrange the letters in "Llewyn Davis".

DYLAN LIVES! (w)
posted by LionIndex at 12:46 PM on January 25, 2013 [14 favorites]


I misread this as Llewelyn Davies

So did I and immediately thought of Llewelyn Moss and wondered what this had to do with No Country.
posted by komara at 12:49 PM on January 25, 2013


Love the recreated subway platform. (Andy Wells IV?)
posted by gubo at 12:51 PM on January 25, 2013


I was going with Elvis Dylan. (w).
posted by MOWOG at 1:01 PM on January 25, 2013


A new Coen movie is always a treat. And I agree with everyone who said A Serious Man was excellent.

I watched some of Inside Llewyn Davis being filmed last March at the corner of Mott & Bleeker in the West village, where they'd built a fake subway entrance and some poor guy had to spread snow that was melting as fast as he could shovel it onto the ground. The attention to detail with the cars and the actors' clothing was impressive. One of the photos I took, so self-linky, the guy in the purple is one of the Coens, not sure which one.
posted by essexjan at 1:12 PM on January 25, 2013 [4 favorites]


I barely noticed Justin Timberlake, which is how it should be.
posted by HumanComplex at 1:28 PM on January 25, 2013


It almost looks like they shot some of the scenes on infra red film. Almost.
posted by ooga_booga at 2:02 PM on January 25, 2013


I've been a big fan of the Coen brothers since Blood Simple, and I've never been less excited about a new movie of theirs. Yes, including The Ladykillers.
posted by kirkaracha at 2:04 PM on January 25, 2013


I was going with Elvis Dylan. (w).

Dylan Swivel.
posted by yoink at 2:24 PM on January 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


I've been a big fan of the Coen brothers since Blood Simple, and I've never been less excited about a new movie of theirs. Yes, including The Ladykillers.

But... It has a cat!
posted by Artw at 2:58 PM on January 25, 2013


um...are you all cooler than I and know what the "for one night only" means? I love the Coen brothers and am clueless. Although that could be is that every man I've ever dated has tried to tell me how great Bob Dylan is and I've become tired of it.
posted by angrycat at 3:22 PM on January 25, 2013


Yay, Lt. Fick!
posted by rudster at 3:27 PM on January 25, 2013


um...are you all cooler than I and know what the "for one night only" means? I love the Coen brothers and am clueless.

I'm assuming it means the movie is playing for one night only at the theatre whose website the trailer is hosted on.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:10 PM on January 25, 2013


Yeah A Serious Man is the best Coen Bros film since Barton Fink.
posted by shakespeherian at 5:11 PM on January 25, 2013


What's wrong with The Ladykillers? Don't like waffles?
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 6:32 PM on January 25, 2013


I don't normally have OCD, but when I do, it's usually when people add apostrophes to the end of complete suffixes (referring to album typo in the main link).

ps: I know it's just a perfectly accidental could-happen-to-the-best-of-us kind of typo, I just felt like sharing that I spent a good minute or two fixated on it.
posted by Perko at 8:31 PM on January 25, 2013


I was going with Elvis Dylan. (w).
posted by MOWOG


Really think you might be onto something here, because the picture on the cover of Dylan's debut album is clearly designed to make him look as much like Elvis as possible (and that turns out to be way more than I thought was possible without plastic surgery).
posted by jamjam at 8:33 PM on January 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Thankfully, it looks nothing like the execrable Barton Fink. I like some of the Coen Brothers films. They manage to make a good one on occasion. This looks like it may be one.
posted by evilDoug at 9:03 PM on January 25, 2013


Yeah A Serious Man is the best Coen Bros film since Barton Fink.

Well, except for Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Man Who Wasn't There, No Country for Old Men, and True Grit.
posted by kirkaracha at 9:03 PM on January 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


False.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:14 PM on January 25, 2013


No Coen Brothers film is, or can be, as good as Miller's Crossing. Fargo was damned close, though.

I love this trailer.
posted by dhartung at 11:31 PM on January 25, 2013


Burn After Reading is seriously underrated.

That said, any Coen movie is a good movie. I like folk singers. I like cats. I'm looking forward to this.

This looks gorgeous.
posted by mazola at 11:39 PM on January 25, 2013


Oh, and Inside Dave Van Ronk.
posted by mazola at 11:40 PM on January 25, 2013


Barton Fink has my favorite instance of a certain character archetype that the Coen brothers seem to love, which is the man out of Hell: I think Raising Arizona might contain the first instance of that character in the very obviously demonic motorcycle hitman, but you see it to degrees in Fargo with the blonde criminal, and again very obviously in No Country For Old Men with Chigurh, but there's something about John Goodman's realization of it that I really love. One could argue that Sy Ableman is that archetype in sheep's clothing, I suppose, especially in light of what Larry accidentally finds out about him from his wife towards the end of the movie.
posted by invitapriore at 3:16 PM on January 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'll show you the life of the mind!
posted by Artw at 3:17 PM on January 26, 2013


I WILL SHOW YOU

THE LIFE OF THE MIND
posted by shakespeherian at 5:43 PM on January 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Macdougal Street Homesick Blues

posted by Artw at 3:39 PM on January 27, 2013


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