Trailering Inside Llewyn Davis

The Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, return with something very different: Inside Llewyn Davis, a witty yet angst-ridden look back at the ’60s Greenwich Village folk scene, and the first trailer has a definite Bob Dylan vibe with “Farewell” playing throughout and a soft, surreal look from French cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel (Amélie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Dark Shadows).

Oscar Isaac plays the eponymous singer/songwriter looking to make it big in New York with guitar and cat in tow, and that first vertiginous climb up the stairs reveals the tough journey he’s about to embark on.  Loosely based on the life of folk legend Dave Van Ronk, Inside Llewyn features a cast of surreal types we’ve come to expect from the Coens, including nasty ex-girlfriend Carey Mulligan, her musician husband, Justin Timberlake, caustic would-be manager John Goodman, and the devilish club owner F. Murray Abraham.

Quite a companion piece to True Grit. The Scott Rudin production is still without a distributor and release date.

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in Below the Line, Cinematography, Movies, Music, Trailers

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