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Teaser Trailer: Under The Skin

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3 Responses to “Teaser Trailer: Under The Skin”

  1. Jeffrey Boam's Doctor says:

    Best film of TIFF 2013

  2. Sam says:

    That teaser almost feels like it’s for an early 70s science fiction film than something from 2014. Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Andromeda Strain, Capricorn One, Silent Running, Soylent Green, Westworld — stuff like that.

  3. The Pope says:

    Sam, the ending reminded me of Bergman’s Persona; the percussion and font. And the sound design at the beginning also (could be interesting given that Birth had heavy undercurrents of Barry Lyndon).

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