Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we get ornery about video games, crash some summer concerts, pass some handcrafted art off as originals for funsies, feel sorry for Marion Cotillard, and feel butterflies in our heart for young love set to a Belle & Sebastian tempo.

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God Help the Girl is being billed as “a story set to music” and was written by Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian (ie. my favorite still-together band, to this day, even though many other folk seem to have forgotten them). Things on this project aren’t progressing in the typical order, however. While Stuart is still working on the movie script, he he’s not only recruited many of  the cast but has also taken them into the studio to record the soundtrack album.

Matador will be releasing the album on June 23rd in the US, whereas Rough Trade will be giving it a UK bow a day earlier. Prior to this, the song Come Monday Night will be released as a single in May. Stuart Murdoch’s video introduction to the project is embedded in the second half of this post.

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