Robert Redford-directed ‘The Company You Keep’ gets its first trailer

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Robert Redford’s legendary status in the Hollywood film community is unquestioned, whether it is for his numerous onscreen performances in classics such as All the President’s Men, his directorial work, or his status as the founder of the Sundance Film Festival, a key stop on the indie film circuit. Thus, despite the lukewarm reception his last movie received, news that another Redford-directed movie was set to make it debut at the Toronto International Film Festival this year piqued some interest, which was only heightened by the news that Dark City and Haywire scribe Lem Dobbs had adapted the screenplay. Redford pulls double duty both in front of and behind the camera for only the third time in his career, and is joined in the cast by Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon, Sam Elliott, Terrence Howard, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Christie, Anna Kendrick, Nick Nolte, Stanley Tucci, and Brit Marling. The first trailer for the movie has now been released, and can be seen below.

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  1. DomizianoA says

    ooks like the great film i was expecting, I am just horrified, disappointed, and sadly understanding, that even the clever Sony Pictures Classics send out a Trailer where the lead female, and crucial key role of this film, played -exceptionally- by Iconic, Julie Christie, someone a little above everyone else, not only here, but, anywhere else, and someone, that, with her own very typical understated and, initially, not even promoted, yet exceptional turn in “Afterglow”, just about 14 years ago, resurrected with her fascinating luminous performance, from obscurity, an insightful film like “Afterglow”which became instead, quickly, the talk of this town, and every other town, for her exquisite, magical turn! Christie, anytime is in fact granted a role, and not just a cameo, gets Awards everywhere, and at least, is Nominated for the Oscars and Golden Globes, as well: she won in 1998- for just Sony Classics “Afterglow”- who barely spent a dime or two for marketing, a Best Actress Spirit Award, a Best Dramatic actress Golden Globe, and many,many extremely prestigious other prizes such as the Bafta, New York Critics Film Circle, and National Board of Review, just to cite a few, and she was the favorite at the Oscars that year who went instead, very undeserved to Helen Hunt for her role in another Sony movie, the block buster comedy”As Good as it Gets”.
    And here we are again! While, Christie has 3rd billing after Shia and Redford, and plays the most central, enigmatic character of all Redford’s new (and thank God, fantastic looking!!!) motion picture, she is not even showed once, in this trailer, and, instead, actors who play as strongly as she does, i am sure, yet, obviously minor roles, are prominently shown throughout!
    This is not just confusing, but, also such a vulgar example of today’s poor recognition of real talent and greater personalities, such a disrespectful attempt towards an everlasting, adored icon like Julie Christie, who’s also the most originally and brilliantly casting choice of the whole film!! In my honest opinion, and i don’t rep her, i am only a filmmaker who always loved her, since any of her movies taught me something unforgettable,while her work and presence still and always have haunted me, like the perpetual concept of elevated,evolved cinema, she so naturally infuses,
    the real image of a lady who without even trying ever (it is well known how many films she has turned down and how always she `refused to play the games of this town, just as a sign of respect to herself and to others, way less fortunate than her!) has been an impressive, true class act for over 4 decades, that shouldn’t be “obscured” in this tragic era of Hilton’s and Kardashian’s, but, actually, truly highlighted and exposed, as an example of greatness: a movie star with integrity and an Icon, who never even thought about herself for a minute, but dedicated her life to higher learning,while always making some beautiful, selected films, remembering us of how a greater Cinema is still possible,even today!
    This lady has presented this Industry by, living her life fully, and using fame only for helping deserving political, environmental, and human rights causes, shining always of a radiant beauty, a natural enigmatic muse of the Seventh Art, able to still bringing us to the movies only and always for a more noble experience, just granted by watching her, once defined, ” the most poetic of all actresses”! While still excited about this film, since i know for a fact Christie is a major player, and the key character of everyone’s search in this awesome plot, I am thrilled to see these first exceptional images from what seems a truly powerful, possibly Oscar worthy picture, but, at the end, i still deeply regret this Trailer, who does not showcase Julie Christie, for a second: a true shame for Hollywood, showing very clearly, its lack of respect for true integrity, an incredible past and filmography, and, still, at her age, a real outstanding talent and beauty…

  2. DomizianoA says

    Just disappointed:Sony Pictures Classics sent out a Trailer where the lead female, crucial key role of this film, played -exceptionally- by Iconic, Julie Christie, someone a little above everyone else, not only here, but, anywhere else, is not even showed once, in this trailer!
    This is not just confusing, but, also such poor recognition of real talent and greater personalities, a disrespectful attempt toward an everlasting, adored icon like Julie Christie!
    She’s always infused a real image of a lady, and,without even trying ever, a true class act for over 4 decades, that shouldn’t be “obscured” in this tragic era of Hilton’s and Kardashian’s, but,truly highlighted and exposed, as an example of greatness: has lived her life fully, used fame to help deserving political, environmental, human rights causes, shining always of a radiant beauty, a natural enigmatic muse of the Seventh Art, able to still bringing us to the movies for a more noble experience,” the most poetic of all actresses”! While still excited about this film, since i know for a fact Christie is a major player, the key character of everyone’s search in this awesome plot, I am thrilled to see these first exceptional images from what seems a truly powerful, possibly Oscar worthy picture,still deeply regret this Trailer, who does not showcase Christie, for a second: a true shame for Hollywood, showing very clearly, its lack of respect for true integrity,incredible past and filmography, a real outstanding talent and beauty.

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