Thursday, June 25, 2009

Zooey + Joseph = "This is not a love story"

photo credit: google images

500 days of Summer... This movie, directed by Marc Webb, showed at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) this year but I missed it. Thankfully, the film will be released on July 17 for everyone to watch (including me!). I highly recommend viewing the trailer for this movie. Not a typical love story as the poster above explains, but I have a feeling that I'm going to love it. I'm especially excited to see Zooey Deschanel's fashion and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. They make a cute but quirky couple, which I love. Too bad the actress is engaged to Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie.
Another element I love about this movie is the posters. My favorite is the middle one where JGL leans over to kiss ZD. It's very 1950s and 60s. And it reminds me of either the Breakfast at Tiffany's poster or Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (Umbrellas of Cherbourg) poster. I find this interesting because I read in an interview that while JGL studied French at Columbia University, he watched a lot of French films. Neverthless, I give a kudos to the designer of these posters as well as the art director. Both the still shots of the movie and the movie posters look charming, and have a romantic and dreamy quality about them. Which again, I love!
The movie may turn out to be not a good one at all but I know that I will enjoy the styles, the art direction, and the cinematography. In other words, it's just my cup of tea for a summer movie.
I received free passes to view this movie before the official release date! I'm going to see it on Tuesday (7/14). Stay tuned for a movie review!


shopgirl28 said...

It looks like a good one. I will definitely look out for it.

junghwa said...

Let's watch it together!

Jack Daniel said...

Thanks for mentioning this movie. I think it's goin to be one of the better love-movies of the year.