Big Time Context Shift Shock Going On Here
April 5, 2022 6:23 AM   Subscribe

A new trailer, for a film distributed by A24 no less, featuring Marcel the Shell With Shoes On. (Marcel previously)
posted by Ipsifendus (15 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
Thank you for the smile this morning.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 6:59 AM on April 5, 2022

My local movie theater used to show the original Marcel web shorts before doing the normal trailers and such, and I always found them so charming. I'm excited to see how Slate and Fleischer-Camp manage to make this work in a feature-length context. Apparently they made the film in secret over the course of five years.
posted by Strange Interlude at 7:05 AM on April 5, 2022 [3 favorites]

Shoot, that’s darling as heck. The voice reminds me of Phyllis. Is it Phyllis?
posted by BlunderingArtist at 7:13 AM on April 5, 2022

More like this!
posted by Glinn at 7:26 AM on April 5, 2022

I'm pretty sure it's April 1st exactly nowhere in the world right now, and here we are

oh to be in a room where A24 decides which properties to promote.. I'm guessing copious amounts of absinthe are consumed in that room?
posted by elkevelvet at 7:27 AM on April 5, 2022 [7 favorites]

but the space in my heart gets bigger and louder
posted by mochapickle at 8:21 AM on April 5, 2022 [8 favorites]

Fleischer-Camp's previous film, Fraud, is criminally underseen. I saw it at the 2016 Sarasota Film Festival and it blew my socks off. It was my favorite film at that festival. It's hard to describe without spoiling the experience, but let me say: I watch a lot of documentaries, and I make them too, but I've never seen a documentary anything like that one.
posted by One Second Before Awakening at 8:26 AM on April 5, 2022 [2 favorites]

but the space in my heart gets bigger and louder

. . . and in its corners lurks a nameless, creeping horror, just out of sight. Because, you know, A24.
posted by The Bellman at 8:27 AM on April 5, 2022 [2 favorites]

Yes, of course Isabella Rossellini. Why not?
posted by amtho at 8:44 AM on April 5, 2022 [3 favorites]

Goddamit! You are going to make me weep for Marcel again?! OK, click! Watching... OK, paper towels were used. Marcel the Shell is terrific.
posted by SPrintF at 9:08 AM on April 5, 2022 [1 favorite]

How had I never heard of this until now? Well, my socks are charmed off, that's for sure. I can't wait to catch up with the rest of the world and then see this!
posted by treepour at 9:57 AM on April 5, 2022 [1 favorite]

Haha I could barely make it through the original shorts, but this is one of those things that I can enjoy the existence of for it's own sake, just appreciating the chain of art creation.
posted by GoblinHoney at 4:30 PM on April 5, 2022 [1 favorite]

Is Marissa in the movie?
posted by bendy at 5:38 PM on April 5, 2022

Putting that Phil Collins song there is so, so right.
posted by straight at 8:43 PM on April 5, 2022 [2 favorites]

it is actually Jenny Slate, the don't-be-suspicious, don't-be-suspicious woman on Parks & Rec.

Also known for her they-say-they-didn't-fire-her-for-dropping-the-F-bomb-but-they-totally-did stint on SNL...

Yet another proof that SNL can be very skillful at wasting talent.
posted by jonp72 at 3:19 PM on April 7, 2022

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