I think it’s safe to say that Francis Ford Coppola doesn’t need to make films anymore, so when you see his name attached to something, you know it’s going to be something worth watching. With a long successful career behind him, he is now allowed to play in the medium that he has always loved. And what better way to do that, then to go back to the way that films used to be made, when he first fell in love with them.
With that is mind, it’s not really a surprise that his new film Tetro looks like it could have been directed by Alfred Hitchcock or Orsen Welles. Not just because he shot the film in black and white, but because everything from the style, to the story looks like this film could have been made in the 50′s. The special effects all appear to be simple camera techniques that Directors have been using for ages. The lens flares, the zooms, and the composition, all look like something you would expect to see a young Cary Grant or Marlon Brando in the middle of.
Check out the trailer below…
Everything about it screams classic. It’s about time to see some new films made the good ol’ fashioned way.
The film stars a cast of pretty much unknowns: Vincent Gallo, Alden Ehrenreich, Maribel Verdu, Klaus Maria Brandauer and Carmen Maura.
Synopsis: Fresh faced and naive, 17-year-old Bennie arrives in Buenos Aires to search for his older brother who has been missing for more than a decade. The family had emigrated from Italy to Argentina, but with the great musical success of their father Carlo, an acclaimed symphony conductor, the family moved from Argentina to New York. When Bennie finds his brother, the volatile and melancholy poet Tetro, he is not at all what he expected. In the course of staying with Tetro and his girlfriend Miranda, the two brothers grapple with the haunting experiences of their shared past.
What do you think of the film?