How have I not seen this first trailer for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close?! The first trailer is amazing and beautifully uses U2’s “Where the Streets Have No Name” to accompany it. I got emotional just watching it. I am suprised that I have not seen it attached to any film I have seen in the theatre. The second trailer is still pretty powerful, but the music in the first one is just spot on. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer. The film is directed by Stephen Daldry who also directed The Hours, Billy Elliot, and The Reader. The screenplay was written by Eric Roth who also wrote the screenplays for Forrest Gump, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and The Horse Whisperer. The cast includes Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, Max von Sydow, Viola Davis, John Goodman, and Jeffrey Wright.
I am suprised that this film has not gotten more press since it is coming out in theatres this month. Although, the release may be limited, with a wider release at a later date. With a lot of talented people involved in this film, I would assume that this would be a fantastic film.
“Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” tells the story of one young boy’s journey from heartbreaking loss to the healing power of self-discovery, set against the backdrop of the tragicevents of September 11. Eleven-year-old Oskar Schell is an exceptional child: amateur inventor, Francophile, pacifist. And after finding a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11, he embarks on an exceptional journey–an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York. As Oskar roams the city, he encounters a motley assortment of humanity, who are all survivors in their own ways. Ultimately, Oskar’s journey ends where it began, but with the solace of that most human experience: love.”
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is in theatres December 25, 2011.