Rage trailer online
I profess to not knowing much about the film Rage, and when the trailer began I was thinking that there wasn't going to be much about it worth watching, but clip by clip the stars began appearing and there was the vague sniff of a story, and I'm rather intrigued. Mostly by the fact of seeing Jude Law in drag.
However the story from Sally Potter seems to be something a little more and in a very modern story. A young blogger is behind the scenes in a New York fashion house interviewing everyone involved in the fashion process when a murder takes place, queue an Agatha Christie type story, but from the eyes of the blogger's video interviews...well I think that's what it is.
There's not that much to go on in the trailer, and it really is a tease at the film, but there's enough of a tease and enough of the big name stars to have you interested.
Here's some of the blurb from the film site for Rage:
”Defying the usual conventions of film, RAGE is the new cinematic creation from writer-director Sally Potter. Using a radical narrative structure focused entirely on individual performances, RAGE consists of a dynamic series of interviews, as if shot by a schoolboy on his mobile phone. He goes behind the scenes at a New York fashion show during a week in which an accident on the catwalk turns into a murder investigation.
Fourteen actors, both celebrated stars and emerging talents, play characters who each have a role in the show, from the designer (Simon Abkarian) and his models (Lily Cole and Jude Law), the fashion critic (Judi Dench) and photographer (Steve Buscemi), to
the fashion-house financier (Eddie Izzard) and his bodyguard (John Leguizamo).
The radical style of RAGE is embraced in its unique distribution strategy, with the film premiering on mobile and internet alongside its digital screen and DVD release.
The premiere event will be broadcast live by satellite from London's BFI Southbank to dozens of cinemas across the UK. You can be part of the satellite broadcast of the Q&A after the film, sending your questions by Skype video and SMS direct from your local cinema live to Sally Potter and members of the RAGE cast, including Jude Law, Eddie Izzard and Lily Cole.”
That says it all really, although why there's not a Twitter involvement I have no idea, that would be perfect indeed. However it's the audience involvement and the multi-channel distribution that's just as interesting as the film itself, and equally has me interested.
You can buy the DVD already from the site itself, you can watch it on the mobile version in seven episodes from the 21st of September, or you can watch it for one night only with the live Q&A afterwards with the writer/director Sally Potter on the 24th September, sending your questions in by Skype or SMS from your local cinema. You can even watch the film for free as they are giving away free tickets to the screenings.
The film does seem pretty unique, and with an interesting cast to boot of names such as Steve Buscemi, Judi Dench, Eddie Izzard, Jude Law, John Leguizamo, David Oyelowo, Dianne Wiest, Lily Cole, and so on.
Here's the trailer to pique your interest, what do you think?