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by Nigel M Smith
July 10, 2013 6:08 PM
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Watch: A New (And Much Improved) Trailer for Paul Schrader's 'The Canyons,' Starring Lindsay Lohan

Writer Bret Easton Ellis and "American Gigolo" writer-director Paul Schrader took a creative approach to promoting their upcoming indie "The Canyons," prior to it being picked up by IFC Films, via a number of crafty teasers (like this black-and-white '50s inspired one) that promised a sordid camp fest starring Hollywood wild child Lindsay Lohan and hotshot porn star James Deen. Today, IFC Films finally released their first official trailer for the film ahead of its August 2nd theatrical and VOD release date, and it promises something altogether different and, possibly, more trenchant.

Watch below and let us know whether it's just a case of good cutting, or whether Schrader and Ellis have something special on their hands. It was good enough to get the Film Society of Lincoln Center on its side. They're world premiering it on July 29th, followed by a conversation with Schrader. More info here.

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16 Comments

  • TL | July 24, 2013 4:13 PMReply

    Um...sorry for the zillion postings. Your page never clicked over and it looked like it wasn't working. Hopefully someone over there can delete all but the last message.

    I'm not that enthusiastic. Really.

  • TL | July 24, 2013 4:08 PMReply

    It's kind of amazing that something called "Indiewire" wouldn't embrace the boldness, humor and creativity that went into the original teaser trailers. Did you really think they were serious? They were having fun with film history. And they weren't meant to be the final trailers. The reactions to these trailers by much of the public and many "journalists" has just proven that there is little imagination left in the audience today. Better just present a simplistic miniature version of your movie in your trailers like everyone else does or be ready to be misinterpreted and slammed.

  • TL | July 24, 2013 4:07 PMReply

    It's kind of amazing that something called "Indiewire" wouldn't embrace the boldness, humor and creativity that went into the original teaser trailers. Did you really think they were serious? They were having fun with film history. And they weren't meant to be the final trailers. The reactions to these trailers by much of the public and many "journalists" has just proven that there is little imagination left in the audience today. Better just present a simplistic miniature version of your movie in your trailers like everyone else does or be ready to be misinterpreted and slammed.

  • TL | July 24, 2013 4:03 PMReply

    It's kind of amazing that something called "Indiewire" wouldn't embrace the boldness, humor and creativity that went into the original teaser trailers. Did you really think they were serious? They were having fun with film history. And they weren't meant to be the final trailers. The reactions to these trailers by much of the public and many "journalists" has just proven that there is little imagination left in the audience today. Better just present a simplistic miniature version of your movie in your trailers like everyone else does or be ready to be misinterpreted and slammed.

  • TL | July 24, 2013 4:03 PMReply

    It's kind of amazing that something called "Indiewire" wouldn't embrace the boldness, humor and creativity that went into the original teaser trailers. Did you really think they were serious? They were having fun with film history. And they weren't meant to be the final trailers. The reactions to these trailers by much of the public and many "journalists" has just proven that there is little imagination left in the audience today. Better just present a simplistic miniature version of your movie in your trailers like everyone else does or be ready to be misinterpreted and slammed.

  • TL | July 24, 2013 4:02 PMReply

    It's kind of amazing that something called "Indiewire" wouldn't embrace the boldness, humor and creativity that went into the original teaser trailers. Did you really think they were serious? They were having fun with film history. And they weren't meant to be the final trailers. The reactions to these trailers by much of the public and many "journalists" has just proven that there is little imagination left in the audience today. Better just present a simplistic miniature version of your movie in your trailers like everyone else does or be ready to be misinterpreted and slammed.

  • TL | July 24, 2013 4:02 PMReply

    It's kind of amazing that something called "Indiewire" wouldn't embrace the boldness, humor and creativity that went into the original teaser trailers. Did you really think they were serious? They were having fun with film history. And they weren't meant to be the final trailers. The reactions to these trailers by much of the public and many "journalists" has just proven that there is little imagination left in the audience today. Better just present a simplistic miniature version of your movie in your trailers like everyone else does or be ready to be misinterpreted and slammed.

  • TL | July 24, 2013 4:00 PMReply

    It's kind of amazing to me that something called "Indiewire" wouldn't embrace the boldness, humor and creativity that went into the original teaser trailers. Did you really think they were serious? They were having fun with film history. The reactions to these trailers by much of the public and many "journalists" has just proven that there is little imagination left in the audience today. Better just present a miniature version of your movie in your trailers like everyone else does or be ready to be misinterpreted and slammed.

  • TL | July 24, 2013 4:00 PMReply

    It's kind of amazing to me that something called "Indiewire" wouldn't embrace the boldness, humor and creativity that went into the original teaser trailers. Did you really think they were serious? They were having fun with film history. The reactions to these trailers by much of the public and many "journalists" has just proven that there is little imagination left in the audience today. Better just present a miniature version of your movie in your trailers like everyone else does or be ready to be misinterpreted and slammed.

  • TL | July 24, 2013 4:00 PMReply

    It's kind of amazing to me that something called "Indiewire" wouldn't embrace the boldness, humor and creativity that went into the original teaser trailers. Did you really think they were serious? They were having fun with film history. The reactions to these trailers by much of the public and many "journalists" has just proven that there is little imagination left in the audience today. Better just present a miniature version of your movie in your trailers like everyone else does or be ready to be misinterpreted and slammed.

  • TL | July 24, 2013 4:00 PMReply

    It's kind of amazing to me that something called "Indiewire" wouldn't embrace the boldness, humor and creativity that went into the original teaser trailers. Did you really think they were serious? They were having fun with film history. The reactions to these trailers by much of the public and many "journalists" has just proven that there is little imagination left in the audience today. Better just present a miniature version of your movie in your trailers like everyone else does or be ready to be misinterpreted and slammed.

  • TL | July 24, 2013 3:59 PMReply

    It's kind of amazing to me that something called "Indiewire" wouldn't embrace the boldness, humor and creativity that went into the original teaser trailers. Did you really think they were serious? They were having fun with film history. The reactions to these trailers by much of the public and many "journalists" has just proven that there is little imagination left in the audience today. Better just present a miniature version of your movie in your trailers like everyone else does or be ready to be misinterpreted and slammed.

  • TL | July 24, 2013 3:59 PMReply

    It's kind of amazing to me that something called "Indiewire" wouldn't embrace the boldness, humor and creativity that went into the original teaser trailers. Did you really think they were serious? They were having fun with film history. The reactions to these trailers by much of the public and many "journalists" has just proven that there is little imagination left in the audience today. Better just present a miniature version of your movie in your trailers like everyone else does or be ready to be misinterpreted and slammed.

  • Alex | July 11, 2013 1:27 AMReply

    Seems like it would sit nicely on the shelves next to 'Spring Breakers' and 'The Bling Ring'.

  • LeonRaymond | July 10, 2013 8:51 PMReply

    100% Better and I would love to see Lohan get a hit!

  • xenunderground | July 11, 2013 12:51 AM

    she will get hit with this. LL will be back better than ever.