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New clip for THE TOWN is heavy on the accents, mood

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
August 30th, 2010

Despite how great GONE BABY GONE, Ben Affleck’s first venture into the world of narrative, feature length filmmaking, truly is, there is an inherent lack of buzz coming from the general public with regards to his latest film, THE TOWN.

Maybe it’s the seemingly far too telling trailer for the film, or maybe people still don’t know how gifted Affleck is behind the camera, but outside of the film world, I don’t hear many people dropping THE TOWN in a list of most anticipated fall films.  However, after seeing this scene, I am reassured that this may very well be one of the better fall films we have.

The new scene, available over at Yahoo! Movies, features Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner, chatting about a witness to one of their recent bank heists, played by Rebecca Hall.  The scene seems to ooze a similar mood, tone, and atmosphere found in Gone Baby Gone, and as a fan of the Boston accent, it is all the sweeter. 

All joking aside, no matter how telling I do really think that full trailer may be, I remember thinking the same thing for GONE BABY GONE, and then actually seeing how the film concludes, (spoilers ahead?) with an entire extra act essentially, I have little worry that Affleck has something up his sleeve.  This film looks visually striking, and another step in direction that I think Affleck is going, straight to becoming the next great actor-turned-filmmaker. 

What do you think?

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  • marianneq

    I’m actually excited for this film. There’s a few reasons.
    1. I do think Ben Affleck’s a damn good director (more so than an actor), though we’ll see how he does directing his actors while starring. it’s tricky.
    2. Jeremy Renner – I really wish they kept THE UNUSUALS on tv.
    3. Jon Hamm not as Don Draper – which I always love to see happen because he IS that diverse and can honestly do it all – hello 30 ROCK.
    4. You know there will be a twist. I hope it’s not the obvious. I do have faith, I will say, in the filmmakers and the writers. Don’t let me down, guys.

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