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    Looking at film interpretations of the stories in the Bible - past, present and future, as well as preparation for a future work on Straub/Huillet's Moses und Aron and a few bits and pieces on biblical studies.

    Matt Page


    Friday, March 09, 2007

    Teaser Trailer for The Ten

    Things are progressing apace with David Wain's Dekalog spoof The Ten. The teaser trailer is now available to view on YouTube and MySpace. It's unusual trailer for a comedy film in that it doesn't really have any jokes (most comedy trailers these days save you the price of admission by giving away all the best jokes). In fact, were it not for this shot of Winona Ryder with a ventriloquist's dummy you might not even get that this is a comedy at all.

    One moment I particularly liked is the shot of the birds which combines the Egyptian plagues with a touch of Hitchcockian menace. And, for a comedy trailer, viewed on YouTube, the photography looks impressive as well.

    In other news, the release date is now set, it seems, at 3rd August, but the film will be showing at a number of film festivals beforehand kicking off with a screening plus questions session in Texas. Given the likely hostility to the film in that area, they certainly don't seem to be flinching from their earlier position that as someone is bound to get upset they may as well just get on with it. Anyway the festival dates are:
    South By Southwest, Austin - March 10 & 11 (Meet David Wain, Paul Rudd & Ken Marino)
    Cleveland Film Festival - March 24 & 25 (David Wain in person)
    AFI Dallas - March 31 (Ken Marino in person)
    Philadelphia Film Festival - April 5 (David Wain in person)
    Sonoma Valley Film Festival - April 11-15
    Sarasota Film Festival - April 13-22
    Independent Film Festival of Boston- April 25-30
    Indianapolis Film Festival - April 25-May 4
    Berkshire Int'l Film Fest - May 17
    Nantucket Film Festival - June 13-17

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    • At 4:56 am, March 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…


      THE TEN will be playing at THE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL OF BOSTON April 25-30. Not the Boston Intl. Film festival. The website for IFFB is http://www.iffboston.org .

    • At 5:38 am, March 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      ......and tickets go on sale on the website on April 1st!

    • At 9:02 am, March 12, 2007, Blogger Matt Page said…

      Thanks Adam,

      I just copied that off the film's official website, but I see they have corrected it now, as have I!

      Kind regards


    • At 10:18 am, March 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Matt, just a bit of Yank trivia for you. Austin, Texas, while geographically in the so-called "bible belt", is culturally light years away from it; thus, it's highly unlikely the spoof will meet any resistance there.

    • At 9:35 am, April 27, 2007, Blogger Matt Page said…

      Oh, right - thanks for the info. Interesting.



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