Join us every week for a trip into the weird and wonderful world of trailers. Whether it’s the first teaser for the latest instalment in your favourite franchise, an obscure preview for a strange indie darling, whether it’s good, bad, ugly or just plain weird – your favourite pop culture baristas are there to tell you what they think.
Considering how iconic the film is, it’s sort of amazing that we here at A Damn Fine Cup of Culture haven’t written about David Lean’s epic classic Lawrence of Arabia before – but then Julie more than made up for this with last Friday’s Six Damn Fine Degrees post. Even at a time when most of us cannot go to the cinema because all the movie theatres are closed, it feels good to remember those silver screen classics. Here’s hoping we’ll have a chance to see Lawrence of Arabia as it was meant to be seen, on as big a screen as possible, before long. Though if your favourite way of watching Peter O’Toole’s blue, blue eyes is on a small iPhone screen? No problem, man. You do you, even if that you is puzzling and strange.
Saturday saw the latest entry in our occasional Corona Diaries, with Matt bemoaning exactly that he misses the parallel play of sitting at the cinema alongside others – though, praise be to HBO, returning to one of his favourite series, Six Feet Under, has done its part in keeping him sane. That, and the power fantasy of fighting virulent diseases one cube at a time in Tabletop Simulator. Hey, due this ongoing pandemic we all have to get our creature comforts wherever we can!
And last but not least…
Matt: Yes, I dearly miss going to the cinema – but then, there are so many films sitting on my shelves waiting to be seen for the first time, among them a bunch of Andrei Tarkovsky masterpieces. And judging from that trailer, it would obviously be wonderful to see Mirror on a larger screen, but that kind of beauty should also be quite breathtaking on my television.