Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty trailer touches me in my daydream believer heart


I could watch this Secret Life of Walter Mitty trailer over and over again; have you seen the newest version, an ever so slightly tweaked edition of the trailer I shared in my post back in July? You can see the trailer plus all the new posters below.

There's something about this that touches me deep at my core. Self-identifying as a dreamer (me, with the stars in my eyes) and a bookworm (what a word, makes you feel that liking books is beautiful, eh!), I connect with the Walter Mitty character, can't stand bullies and regularly root for the underdog; when the Adam Scott character flicking a spitball at Mitty's neck I want to scream. 

The song strikes a chord too. Congrats to the band, Of Monsters and Men, whose single "Dirty Paws" not only plays throughout the trailer, but unlike some fantastic trailer songs, (ie  Scala and The Kolnacy Brother's haunting "Creep" which pulled me in to see The Social Network) "Dirty Paws is used in the movie itself and appears on the film's soundtrack. Here's a slew of songs the HuffPost rounded up that were used in the trailer but NOT in the movies.



The Huff Post notes the band already has a cult following, but they should be thanking Ben Stiller - who also directs Mitty - for some big time exposure. After "Dirty Paws" was featured in the trailer, Billboard reports increased song sales from a stagnant 1,000 a week to 6,700 a week since the trailer's release at the end of July! That's got to get better and better as the film's Christmas Day opening nears.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty stars Ben Stiller who also directs from a script written by Steve Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness, The Weatherman) based on James Thurber's classic. 
The film also stars Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt and Shirley Maclaine.


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Posters





3 comments:

  1. Ooh, now you've got me excited about this film, too!

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  2. This looks terrific. I noticed all the patterns in the beginning of the trailer. I'm surprised at Ben Stiller in this role. Have you seen The Family yet? You know I want to see it cause it's set in France, but I've heard not good things about it.

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    1. I'm surprised that Stiller is not only in it, but directed it. It looks like it's not his typical overthetop funny fare; more of a 'dramedy'.
      As far as The Family goes, I've heard the same things you have. I love Bobby and ate te idea of being disappointed; I'll probably wait and watch it at home.

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