In case anyone thought I was done… Or in case anyone was wondering if I was interested in saving the last shreds of my credibility…
Gerard Butler – The barrister who became an actor. The actor who became Natalia’s Blog’s Harem Hero. The Harem Hero who… I have no idea how to finish this. Help?
What makes the actual trailers for “300” special has less to do with actual hotness, and a whole lot more to do with storytelling through image and sound. As an aspiring storyteller, I have to say – the previews themselves create a brilliant drama within the space of a couple of minutes. Friends who work in graphic design/advertising pretty much say the same thing – “If I was part of that, I could die happy.”
This is an advertisement at its best – in its magic, it reminds me of Luc Besson’s Chanel commercial (which is basically a classic). There is delicious, jarring dissonance between its three major components – ancient history, CGI, and Nine Inch Nails. The sexual component is a kind of garnish. The thing is an achievement – a whole lot more Oscar-worthy than, say, the entire “Titanic.”
And this may very well turn out to be one of those films that, no matter how its actual scenes are strung together, will be looked upon as a kind of breakthrough in genre – because it strove so valiantly to combine comic book art and commercial action film flair. Whether or not the storyline holds up to scrutiny… Well, by the time March 9th rolls around – I suspect it won’t matter much. People like me – we will always have the trailers.