Thursday, April 07, 2011

Best tagline ever?

Below, the trailer for "Anonymous" - Roland Emmerich's first non-action-blockbuster movie since... well, ever. It's a (mostly) period mystery, based on some of the (many) conspiracy theories claiming that Shakespeare didn't actually author the works attributed to him. So... "The DaVinci Code" for English Lit professors. Looks pretty good - and I'm fascinated by the idea of Emmerich (who has a much stranger, devious sense of things than usually makes it into his movies) doing something so different - but what's making me post it here today is the trailer's final tagline, which is a thing of terrible beauty. Take a look...




"We've All Been Played."

Fucking. Brilliant.

14 comments:

KevinCV said...

Whoa! Was that Derek Jacobi I saw at the start of the trailer? What an awesome actor! I may actually give this movie a shot.

Kyle said...

At first I thought you were talking about "Within his words, between the lines...

...LIES the TRUTH"

Which I thought was clever. But yeah, "We're all been PLAYED" is straight kick-ass.

Kyle said...

*we've

Blue Highwind said...

Does it really matter who wrote these plays? I never got into the whole "who was Shakespeare" debate because it never seemed all that important to me. As long as the literature survives and the literature means something to us, than the identity of the author is nothing more than a parlor game played by bored English professors.

Also, the "who is Homer" debate would have made for a much more awesome movie.

Reverend Allan Ironside said...

Bravo. Epic tagline. Not sure it enough to make me want to see it, as I've never been a big fan, but hey, give credit where its due.

Will said...

There's this weird feeling coming over me... no, it can't, this is a Roland... it is.

I'm excited and looking foreword to a Roland Emmerich film.

Finding out Glenn Beck is leaving television AND being excited for a Roland Emmerich film?

Please God, please do not let this be a dream or a some crappy Twilight Zone episode! I beg of thee!

Arturo said...

THAT was puntastic!

motyr said...

Gotta love the Radiohead in trailer.

Nick said...

I was about to rant about how preposterous the premise of this movie was, but then I remembered it was a Roland Emmerich movie. "The Da Vinci Code for English-Lit professors" indeed.

(by the way, my captcha text is "doush." I guess Blogspot agrees with me...)

Nicholas said...

What drives me crazy about the conspiracy theories is not that they exist (conspiracy theories are fun and inevitable about everything) but that many of the people who perpetuate them are the very "learned scholars" whom the public is supposed to be looking to dispel them. All because it is easy to pass speculation off as a backed up theory when you are examining an era that has few facts of any kind left.

That being said, for a person of his class status and fame, we actually know more about Shakespeare than almost anyone else of his time. Look at the most famous play in Shakespeare's time "The Spanish Tragedy." All we have linking it to its author, Thomas Kyd, is a single piece of text. That was how scarce concrete information from the 16th century is.

But I digress. As for the trailer the tag line is definitely pretty bad ass and it looks pretty entertaining. I am looking forward to it.

zafi said...

Joe Fiennes in another Shakespeare themed movie? After "Shakespeare in love" and "The merchand of venise"? That's your conspiacy right there...

Nate said...

I hate how in movies about shakespeare they always make a bug point to show Romeo and Juliet, like if they showed another play the audience wouldn't get it was Shakespeare, he wrote 37 plays, use a different one jeesh(a lot of them better the R&J).

white templar said...

ah Radiohead :)

Arturo said...

Horatio Caine would approve