Only Lovers Left Alive trailer: maybe we aren’t “supposed” to be talking about this?

There does not seem to be a version of this trailer on the Web without the Greek subtitles, which is absolutely preposterous, and no official upload of any kind. (I wonder where this came from at all, in fact.) Who is doing the marketing for this film? The film should have its own YouTube channel, or at least a clean version of this trailer should be on the distributor’s channel. If the idea is to control the dialogue about this film… too late! People are already talking about it.

The reasons people are talking are numerous: Excellent showings at the New York and London film festivals; it might be my very favorite from LFF. Vampire romance reclaimed from Twilight. Indie darlings Tilda Swinton and writer/director Jim Jarmusch. And maybe most of all, right at this moment: It Boy and everyone’s new crush Tom Hiddleston.

Someone dropped a ball somewhere. Worse, it’s most likely a ball that the appropriate people don’t even know exists to be dropped in the first place.

End of rant.

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Fri, Nov 08, 2013 9:43am

Maybe they reckon it’s too thinky for a mass audience and are trying to make it into a word-of-mouth sleeper hit? I’m certainly more interested now than if I’d been hit by a marketing barrage of SEXY VAMPIRES.

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  RogerBW
Fri, Nov 08, 2013 1:45pm

They still should have the trailer up in some sort of official capacity. NOT having it up means they are withholding it for some future splashy debut. Which is no longer possible.

reply to  MaryAnn Johanson
Fri, Nov 08, 2013 1:47pm

Oh, certainly. I’m trying to work out what Sony might be thinking, not asserting that they’re doing something sensible. :-)

Tue, Nov 19, 2013 11:16am

You can view the trailer without subtitles on the production company’s youtube page.

Linnea H
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 3:02am

Are you going to review this one? It’s in as full a theatrical release as it’s going to get in the US, I think, and I’d love to see what you think of it!

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  Linnea H
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 10:52am

Yes, hopefully this coming week.