Shame, how trailers should be
I love this trailer for Shame, it really does get to you in a few seconds, not just with the haunting version of New York and the slightly off piano putting you on edge a little for what you're seeing, but with the emotive shots and brief snapshots of performance from Michael Fassbender.
I would argue that this trailer needed little more and would not even require the words of praise that are lavished all over it in order to capture me for the film.
Shame comes from writer and director Steve McQueen and writer Abi Morgan and stars Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, and here's another film that just reels off names that should have you excited for what's to come.
The trailer does promise a powerful and emotional delivery from Michael Fassbender and looks set to continue to propel him skywards, especially judging from the positive comments plastered along the screen and the awards and selections it has received for the festivals it has appeared at.
What I particularly like about it is that it manages to tell a story without just telling the story, it sets up the emotional strength and performance of the character without giving anything away, and gives you an excellent feel for the tone of the film.
Thankfully the blurb is short this time and not the typical Apple Trailers blurb which is fifteen paragraphs long with no paragraph breaks!
In New York City, Brandon's carefully cultivated private life -- which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction -- is disrupted when his sister Cissy arrives for an indefinite stay.