Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed trailer

I ran into this trailer yesterday. Hm. A little ostentatious for my taste, but there could be a good film in there somewhere. I’m not seeing it yet, though.

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4 responses to “Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed trailer

  1. Well, I’ll add this: It looks no better or worse than the ‘In the Land of Blood and Honey’ trailer from Angelina Jolie. War films are just a particularly hard genre to navigate in terms of not being overblown; the themes can be so epic, how to make a film that merits any sentiment you give it?

  2. Is this Ryan Little again?

  3. Yeah it is. Also some of the same actors.

  4. Since I posted this I’ve been trying to think of a good way to do a war film trailer, and I’ve decided there are two types of war films: pro- and contra (i.e. ‘look at how heroic these soldiers are,’ like Glory or any number of WWII films, vs. ‘look at how insipid and dehumanizing warfare is,’ like MASH or any number of Vietnam films). So if your film falls in the first category it’s really hard to cut a trailer that doesn’t seem sentimental…

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