It was a rather odd year for film in 2008. I didn't really look forward to seeing anything other than the three films that ended up being my favorites: Reprise, Let the Right One In, and The Wrestler. I have high hopes for 2009, though. I feel like there are sunnier days ahead. Less nuns, fewer Nazis. I can safely say that my suspicions may prove correct after watching the new trailer for Sundance darling (500) Days of Summer. Man, I can't wait to see this movie! The festival bloggers were in a tizzy over this flick about unrequited love starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. It's been described as everything from "perfect" to the next Annie Hall. Judging by the trailer, it appears that prolific music video and commercial director Marc Webb is giving us something new here (and in my opinion zee cinema is in need of some serious shaking up), with sweeping visuals and Billy Wilder-esque charm.
Old school? New school? Possibly a little of both with lovely technicolor, covetable costumery, and a hip backing track that subtlety supports what appear to be elaborate musical numbers. This looks exactly like the film we're all craving to see.