Friday, June 17, 2011
Every once in a while a movie completely blindsides me. In a day where we get entirely too much information about upcoming movies (often subsequently devaluing the actual viewing experience), the new film SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN directed by Wayne Wang and based on the book by Lisa See, has managed to do just that. And I love it.
Not only does the stunningly beautiful trailer (above) give me chills and even tears, but the fact that Rachel Portman is providing the score just amps up my excitement to an entirely different level! In fact, you can already pre-order the original soundtrack here.
Given the job she did on THE JOY LUCK club, I think we have good reason to anticipate this release with high expectations. With all of the Super-hero-testosterone-laden-movies that dominate the summer, it's nice to be able to look forward to something with a little more depth and sensitivity. I think SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN is going to fit the bill.
So what do you think of this trailer and the possibilities for Portman's score?