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New 'Upstream Color' Trailer: More Beauty, More Swine

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The trailers for Primer director Shane Carruth's Upstream Color have thus far been beautiful to look at but pretty much impenetrable when it comes to whatever the film's seemingly-tense plot might be. This marketing approach has done enough to suitably intrigue those of us already enamored with Carruth's previous work, but it has done little to attract the attention of the simple pig farmer looking for identifiable concepts like pigs, pig farming, and, when done tastefully, perhaps a touch of sensual romance foregrounding more pigs. Here's the trailer for him:

  • December 13, 2012
    A timely reminder that not all films can be summarized as simply as "robot punch monster yay," here's the latest trailer for Upstream Color, Shane Carruth's long-awaited follow-up to Primer. As with the last trailer, the plot isn't exactly spelled out here--and it's not really ... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2012
    The official Sundance description of Shane Carruth's long-awaited Primer follow-up, Upstream Color, explains the film in only the most obtuse terms, saying, "A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as ... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2012
    Hey, remember Shane Carruth? After delivering arguably the most thoughtful if obtuse time travel movie to date with 2004's Primer, the writer/director/producer/editor/actor/composer abruptly stopped doing all those things, presumably to give everyone some time to digest what ex... / Continue →
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