Wildlife Trailer

Paul Dano Stresses Style in First “Wildlife” Trailer

The often underutilized, and heavily under appreciated Paul Dano can now add director to his resume, thanks to his debut film Wildlife.  

The Sundance and Cannes entry has just gotten its first trailer.  Though it reveals very little in regard to the film’s central plot, opting to focus more on the critical accolades for Dano and stars Carey Mulligan and Jack Gyllenhaal, we do get a strong grasp of the film’s overall style and aesthetic.

Rich in presentation and bearing a basic, almost mundane color scheme, the period piece offers up a unique point of view, that of Joe, the couple’s lone son.  Intermixed with a truly complex mother and somewhat absent father, Joe’s witness to the dissolution of his parents’ marriage offers up a tremendous character study that, based on the trailer, makes a lasting impact on those who watch it.

Co-staring newcomer Ed Oxenbould and Bill Camp, Wildlife opens in limited release on October 19.

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Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.

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