Saturday, August 10, 2013


Andrew (one of the top guys I've ever seen in an editing bay) and I review the trailer for Ben Stiller's upcoming film, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. We briefly discuss the long-time-coming that the production for this picture had (since the early '90s actually); it makes 47 Ronin feel like a breezy endeavor by comparison. Stiller directs the film in addition to starring in it. He plays Walter Mitty, a day-dreaming office worker at LIFE magazine who ends up going on a globe-trotting journey to keep his job. Does knowing the eventuality of LIFE count as a spoiler? Will we know what is actuality and what is going on in Mitty's noggin? Surely the magical realism elements will be a giveaway. I love this mostly-visual preview, though I hope we didn't see all the money shots already. Mitty's is a secret life I anticipate embarking on come Christmas Day. This trailer was a treat for most audiences who had heard nigh a word about its release, it's one of the year's best.

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