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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

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.

UK release date: Feb 21 2014
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  • RogerBW

    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.

  • 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.

  • RogerBW

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

  • Yeeder

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

  • 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!

  • Yes, hopefully this coming week.

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