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Wednesday, April 3, 2019
https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma/domino1stposter.jpgEntertainment Tonight has an exclusive today with the first trailer for Brian De Palma's Domino. Later, a better version was posted on YouTube (embedded below). Thanks to bakiniz for tweeting the poster, and to BrianDePalmaArchives for noting that the credits at the end of the trailer reveal that longtime De Palma collaborator Bill Pankow is the editor on Domino.


Posted by Geoff at 4:58 PM CDT
Updated: Thursday, April 4, 2019 6:39 AM CDT
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Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 5:34 PM CDT

Name: "Mustafa"

I am sad, disappointed, and heartbroken. Very badly made trailer in an amateurish way, like it is a Steven Seagal or Nicolas Cage third rate direct to video movie. Apparently made by someone with no idea about De Palma's status, from the director of Mission impossible and Scarface, really!!! With cheap font titles and not even a hint of style in it. I am worried that the final product is not his vision.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 5:47 PM CDT

Name: "Geoff"
Home Page: https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma/blog

I hear what you're saying but I wouldn't worry too much about them saying "From the director of Mission Impossible and Scarface" -- Any time De Palma does a movie like this that is not one of his personal thrillers, they usually use the big films like those as the selling point. They do put De Palma's name near the end of the trailer. For The Black Dahlia, it was "From Brian De Palma, director of Scarface and The Untouchables." For Mission Impossible, Terrence Rafferty in The New Yorker pointed out that De Palma's name was barely (if ever) mentioned in trailers, etc. "Wouldn't want to bloody the waters" or something like that. That turned out to be his biggest hit, and it has a lot of De Palma's personal obsessions, to boot.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:01 PM CDT

Name: "Lear"

Yup, as expected, the film looks veeeery cheap :/

Hopefully some good scenes with a great score can be hidden in this problematic film 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:21 PM CDT

Name: "jj"

I agree that the trailor looks tacky and cheap - not to mention that awful droning music which I dearly hope is not Donaggio's - but DePalma movies have had bad trailors before. Like "Blow Out." I'm an old so I remember: "Travolta in his first grown-up role!" squealed the awful TV and radio commercials, which may as well have said, "I dare you to see this dud." Let's hold off judgement till the movie comes out. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 9:42 PM CDT

Name: "&$%"

thats what happens when one shoots with digital cameras, boring visuals, boring colors, and more suited to television then cinema

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 11:17 PM CDT

Name: "Mustafa"

I agree with you, I asked Paul Schrader why movies these days lack style, unlike back then where many filmmakers have their unique print, u could know who made this film if u watch few seconds of it without knowing who made it. Now everything is like everything else, so generic, so frigid, so soulless, so boring! He answered me: "Pre-viz and digital tech"

I don't De Palma made a movie with digital Camera before, except Redacted, which was intentional the use of digital modern media to put the viewer in the modern age of media in seeing the war. 

 I don't want to judge Domino before seeing it, but my expectations are getting lower by the days, considering his age, lack of funding, use of digital camera, troubled production, taking it out of his hands, etc. 

Still, the word is there is a De Palmaesqe scene at the end in a Bullfighting arena, now that would make my decade in movies if nothing else will, even if the rest of the movie is lacking!

Howard Hawks once said: "A good movie consists of 3 great scenes and o bad ones". Let's hope that this will be the case here.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 11:25 PM CDT

Name: "Geoff"
Home Page: https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma/blog

Well, there is more than a passing link between Domino and Redacted-- recall that last summer, De Palma said:

Domino is not my project, I did not write the script. This is the story of revenge of a cop duo against terrorists who killed another cop. But the whole political aspect will be very little exploited, the film was more for me a new opportunity to explore a visual narrative. In the fim, terrorists are obsessed with the idea that their actions are instantly visible live on the Internet or on TV. 

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 12:01 AM CDT

Name: "Christian G"

Poster looks like a B-Movie, trailer too  I guess. But the film  and lighting looks very good. Really excited. Black Brando is back! 

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:12 AM CDT

Name: "Rado"
Home Page: http://rado.bg

Looks better than expected. Some great De Palmaesque shots there. Flashes from another era.


Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 5:02 AM CDT

Name: "Harry Georgatos"

Celebrated this good news by watching THE FURY, BLOW OUT, MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE and SNAKE EYES. Ready for DOMINO.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 5:35 AM CDT

Name: "palisades"

It's on also youtube if you want an embed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW9_y6gWa6U

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 5:48 AM CDT

Name: "anonymous"

I also think this looks utterly fantastic and have no idea why anyone would be skeptical based off of one trailer(!) Even those tiny clips show off his pet obsessions (split diopter! moody lighting! lots of red!) and flare for visual exposition. There are even Hitchcockian nods right off the bat with the To Catch a Thief roof scenes and askew POV shots. How can anyone be disappointed!

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 6:47 AM CDT

Name: "Geoff"
Home Page: https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma/blog

Thank you, palisades-- I have now embedded the trailer above. And I agree, the trailer shows a lot of great things-- the dreamlike meeting of the eyes in the sideways shots bring to mind, simultaneously, Carlito's Way, Snake Eyes, Femme Fatale and Dressed To Kill. Think, too, about all of the stuff that's not in this trailer-- even a close look at the poster shows scenes that did not make the trailer, and... we've already seen many more shots of Carive van Houten from Saban, and she has about two shots in the trailer, etc., etc.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 9:33 AM CDT

Name: "Leonard Shelby"

Femme Fatale french trailer was really good. You litterally saw the whole movie ;-)

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:01 PM CDT

Name: "Corn Pone Flicks"

I agree; I'm quite excited to see this. Loved the use of the split-dioper to show two heads back-to-back...decades on, and he's still finding new ways to employ his favorite techniques.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 3:27 PM CDT

Name: "Harry Georgatos"

The mise-en-scene of the genre is the there in the trailer. I'm definitely not disappointed but super-excited.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 3:28 PM CDT

Name: "Mustafa"

With this Youtube better quality widescreen trailer, things are getting better. Loved the Tomato boxes before they go up the building, his ultimate tease, show you something before it involves it in the subsequent scene. I am hopeful, but very worried, not worried because he cannot pull it off like he used to, I think he still is the cinematic genius that he has always been. I am worried that the troubled production will not give us what we want. Nevertheless, in De Palma I Trust!

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:41 PM CDT

Name: "Harry Georgatos"

Collider has hinted that De Palma's cut was at 148 minutes. The cut getting released is at 88 minutes. A whole hour has been taken out of the film. That's what I call disappointing!

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:52 PM CDT

Name: "Geoff"
Home Page: https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma/blog

I'm sorry, but everybody and their mother has been parroting this mysterious 148-minute running time ever since it popped up, prior to the movie being completed (!), on various movie sites. So now we should raise our eyebrows because Collider hints at it...? What's so special about Collider? People have been this-and-thatting about the film's running time in these comments for almost two years now.

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 2:36 AM CDT

Name: "Mustafa"

I doubt that there is a 148 min cut, this was only announced on IMDB early when the movie was in production.

Remember, De Palma never made a thriller longer than 120 minutes, the subject matter and nature of the movie doesn't hold up to 148 min in my opinion. He only crossed 120 minutes in Epics like Scarface and Carlitos ways, because they were more of a character study and arc that begs for more exploration.

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 6:51 AM CDT

Name: "Leonard Shelby"

As I see it, great artists, as they grow older and get more and more experienced, go cleaner, simplier and purer, which is not to confuse with lack of originality or "they lost it"...

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 4:57 AM CDT

Name: "Ć rni FriĆ°riksson"

Love this trailer. Gives me goosebumps. Of course this will not be a masterpiece, but it seems like it will be a Palma-fun movie. It feels like Christmas is coming!

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 4:55 PM CDT

Name: "anonymous"

Carice is smaller than his crotch and her face is smudged with blah. Guess Metoo is not much of an audience in straight-to-video content.

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