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New trailer unveiled for Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis

New trailer unveiled for Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis
Michael Bonner

The Coen Brothers have released a third trailer for their upcoming film, Inside Llewyn Davis. As I'm sure you know from previous reports, this is their inimitable take on the Greenwich Village folk scene in the 1960s.

We've had a lot of fun trying to decipher what information about the film we can from the previous, far shorter, trailer, and inevitably, we've been pontificating over what connection Llewyn himself might have to Bob Dylan. After all, we were struck by the use of a rare Dylan cut - "Farewell" - on the trailer’s soundtrack, plus visual references to the Freewheelin... sleeve and shots of Llewyn Davis crossing Jones Street, where that album cover was photographed.

Anyway, this latest trailer seems to suggest that a lot of the Dylan references we spotted first time round were, predictably for the Coens, a slight case of misdirection. We get to see a little more of the unfolding story here, and we also get a closer look at John Goodman's character, an old jazzer who seems to bear some passing resemblance to Dr John.

If you want to find out a little more about the film, then we've already posted a first look review of the film, from the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. The film's UK release date, meanwhile, is January 14, 2014...

To keep you going in the meantime, there's a pile of related activity. The soundtrack itself is released on November 11, but before that, Jack White, Patti Smith and Gillian Welsh and David Rawlings are among the acts playing at a special event devised by the Coens and the film's musical director, T Bone Burnett, in New York next month. That, I would like to see...

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