Sunday, June 6, 2010

Flipped Movie Trailer / Blog Tour Update

As those of you who have been following the "blog tour" know, we hit a few snags last week. I don't have any answers for you, really, as my publicist has been away (on the Junie B. Jones Stupid Smelly Bus Tour, I think!). It looks like Mrs. Magoo Reads (Thursday’s blog stop) has posted the Q&A now, but I have no answers for why Saturday's post isn't up. The good news is that today's Sammy's Q&A is available at : Mundie Moms (http://mundiemoms.blogspot.com/), right on schedule. In other good news, USA Today ran a piece on Friday's Life section front page about the Flipped movie. The title is "Reiner goes head over heels for young love" and the on-line issue has a link to the trailer for the movie. It's funny--during this whole (very long and convoluted) book-to-movie process, I've been cautiously optimistic. Very cautiously, actually. But after seeing the trailer, I found myself letting go of caution. I love the trailer! The music's good, it's funny, it moves along quickly, and it gives you a good sense of what the story's about without giving the story away. So often when I see a trailer I say, well, I don't have to see that movie--they just gave the whole thing away. This isn't that way. I think they did a great job. What I find interesting, is that the one little "sexual innuendo" scene in the movie--which includes dialog original to the screenplay--made it onto the trailer. Maybe they're trying to appeal to a broader audience? I've been told that the trailer will be "on Karate Kid" nationwide on 6/11 --meaning that it will show as a preview for audiences attending that movie. I’m definitely going to have to go see Karate Kid! Which is silly, seeing how the trailer is already all over YouTube. If you’re interested, you can read the USA Today article and watch the trailer by following this link (although you may have to wait through the ad…): USA TODAY LINK For those of you who have asked about the casting of Bryce: Yes, in the book Bryce has dark hair and blue eyes, and the actor (Callan McAuliffe) is blonde with brown eyes, but I’d rather have an actor who is as good as Callan than one who looks like my picture of Bryce but isn’t as accomplished. That’s the trouble with moving from book to screen—we all develop our own pictures of what the characters look like (in this case because it was spelled out…) and the actor chosen usually doesn’t quite fit the mental picture we’ve developed. But even if they’d chosen a boy who fit the description of Bryce in Flipped, some people would invariably say, Hey, he doesn’t look like Bryce to me! So that’s the news for now. I hope you’ll check out the trailer and let me know what you think, and that you’ll follow along on the remaining tour dates (here’s hoping for no more “flight” cancellations or delays…). Sunday, June 6th (Sammy is filling in for me at): Mundie Moms (http://mundiemoms.blogspot.com/) Monday, June 7th : Library Lounge Lizard (http://www.libraryloungelizard.com/) Tuesday, June 8th: Back home for a final stop here, where I’ll give instructions for those Wedding Crasher ARCs. Thanks for stopping in—I’ll see you soon!

18 comments:

Caradith Craven said...

Saturday's post is up and definitely worth your readers' time to check it out.

Caradith Craven said...

Saturday's post is up and definitely worth your readers' time to check it out.

Wendelin Van Draanen said...

Thanks Caradith! They must have just posted it...

Optimistic4ever said...

I'm so excited about Flipped! And the blog tour is great!

Cammycrazygirl said...

OMG I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL FLIPPED!!!!!!! I want to see that sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo....bad. You get the point.

Cammycrazygirl said...

I love the trailer. I like it when Bryce's friend says-
"Have you flipped? What's the matter with you?"
I have no clue why. Julie looks pretty though. Excactly how I imagined her. I think they did a good job of making the trailer :)

Jinnyd said...

The actress who plays young Julie is so good for the part! I love the look on her face at the beginning of the trailer. :-D haha.

Can't wait for the movie! I must reread Flipped!

sammy4ever said...

oh my god i can't WAIT to see flipped!
"BRYCE YOU'RE HERE!" that little girl is just too cute!
and the look on juli's face when bryce tries to kiss her is just hilarious.
i really can't wait to see this movie, i'm gonna go see karate kid so i can see the trailer on the big screen!

xxCammyLoverxx said...

I'm definetly going to watch it when I get home! I'm on my phone at my friend's house right now, so not now. Even though I could use my phone's YouTube. Or iPod. But I wanna see it on an actual screen. Well anyway, I read the interview. Cant wait for Tuesday!
(And good thing you posted now because your other post was getting crowded with comments!) Haha. :P

Pooja Dimba said...

I can't wait to see the Flipped trailer.
I'm gonna see it right now.
And I absolutley loved the Sammy interview.
Its so Sammy, its very cool.

clararoxlol said...

looks fab!

Anonymous said...

It was a good trailer because I read the book but for the people I showed that hadn't read it, they were confused

selphiefairy said...

I'm so excited!! The trailer looks really great! (:

And I totally teared up when I saw the painting of the tree!

stuckinmexicogirl said...

I liked how you refered to us as Sammiacs in today's post! I can't wait for Flipped!!! It looks soooooo good! And it seems like it's pretty close to the book!

Jinnyd said...

ahahaha Samaniacs. :-D Yup, that's me!

Jinnyd said...

AHAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH BOUND GALLEY GIVEAWAY TOMORROW!!!!!!!!

stuckinmexicogirl said...

Can't wait till tomorrow!!!!!! I'm so excited!!!!!! :D May the best Sammiacs win!!!!

Millers said...

Like most of the others, I just can't wait for it to be out! Juli looks exacly like I imagined her!