Jive Talkin’.


I get invited to a number of movie press screenings, mostly for medium-budget, high-quality, serious “art” films. When I received the notice for political satire In the Loop, right, I looked at the image embedded _12402676236557in the press release, said, “James Gandolfini as a general? Feh!” Ignored it. (That’s not him, above, but actor Peter Capaldi, who, in this transatlantic piece, plays Malcolm Tucker, the British prime minister’s director of communications.)

What a mistake. I still haven’t seen the movie, but I wish the publicist had sent me the trailer, cause I’d have been there in a minute. In the Loop‘s promo is one of the best, funniest, and most expertly edited I’ve ever seen. It perfectly conveys the film’s Wag the Dog, geopolitical-comedy-of errors, Babel-speak theme with deftness and hilarity that makes the short a must-watch-again. Check it out below, or, as I always prefer, in Apple Quicktime.

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#1 larzini on 08.12.09 at 4:26 pm

I love the Saul Bass influenced poster.

#2 leonardhatred on 08.15.09 at 10:34 pm

it’s seriously one of the funniest films that i’ve seen in ages. Peter Capaldi is a warrior poet, homie.

#3 inciquay on 08.20.09 at 9:42 am

wow. Thank you for that. I will def keep my eyes peeled because that trailer was hilarious. I love Brit humour and “difficult difficult, lemon, difficult” just might become my new saying! LOL

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