Monday, July 7, 2008

Trailer: "Blindness"

A few months back I read Jose Saramago's book "Blindness", and it was awesome. It's about an epidemic of instantaneous blindness that overtakes the country, with no clues as to how it started, or how to cure it. The afflicted people are herded into an abandoned asylum, and left to fend for themselves, while those not yet affected avoid them like the plague. It's just a great premise, and what Saramago did with the story is incredible. It's definitely the type of story that lends itself to being made into a film.

Enter Fernando Mereilles-- director of such films as "City of God" and "The Constant Gardener." He's made this book into a film, the trailer for which looks amazing. I'm not the hugest Julianne Moore fan, and Danny Glover is about as grizzled as they come-- but the film looks great nonetheless. Check it out below-- and for those of you that still do this sort of thing, I would definitely recommend reading the book before seeing the film. It's an intense, quick read and will definitely make seeing the movie more enjoyable.

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