I’ll be in my trailer… watching trailers: Send in the frogs

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.

For one, this week’s Six Damn Fine Degrees looked at pictures that don’t move – although in your mind’s eye they absolutely do: Mege wrote about J.M.W. Turner’s painting “The Fighting Temeraire”. And since he so handily mentioned Mike Leigh’s 2014 film Mr. Turner, that makes the first trailer of this Sunday post quite easy to choose.

The next post of the week, Matt’s latest trip into his Criterion backlog, took on a sad timeliness: he wrote about the sole episode over of Original Cast Album, which was dedicated to Stephen Sondheim’s Company. Sondheim died just a couple of days ago, on 26 November, but we’ve looked in on him and his work two, three times recently. So here’s a short reminder of the HBO documentary Six by Sondheim:

Which takes us to a brief but hopefully good peek at an upcoming attraction:

Matt: I never much watched Sesame Street as a kid, probably because we got our weekly dose of Jim Henson’s work with The Muppet Show. However, this trailer for Street Gang (another HBO documentary) looks delightful, if perhaps more so for people who grew up with Big Bird, Oscar, Ernie and Bert & Co. Not having kids myself, I hope that there are children’s shows around these days like Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood that have this kind of sensitivity.

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