Even if you're an absolute dirtbag like me, who claims to have no time to read these days despite spending plenty of time doing useless activities that could very easily be ignored in favor of reading a good book, there's a good chance you've heard of Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Goldfinch. Upon release in 2013, it spent 30 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and when it was announced that John Crowley would direct a film based on the novel, The Goldfinch's sizable fanbase was thrilled.
Today, we've got our first trailer for Crowley's adaptation of The Goldfinch. How's it look? Well, it looks like it wants very badly to win as many Oscars as possible (it also just looks great, given the involvement of noted MVP cinematographer Roger Deakins). Take a look and see what you think:
Yeah, that looks pretty good. The cast (which includes Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson, Jeffrey Wright and Luke Wilson) is strong. The source material's beloved. As previously noted, it looks like a top-shelf production.
I'm just gonna be extremely real with y'all on this one: do you, the gentle BMD readers of the world, care about The Goldfinch? On the one hand, it's based on a gigantic bestseller that many, many people (some of them BMD employees!) are huge fans of. On the other hand, this strikes me as precisely the sort of awards-contender drama that we might spend the next four months covering, only to have no one actually bother reading the posts. We don't want that; you don't want that. We do our level best to cater directly to the interests of both our writers and our readers here at BMD (sometimes there's even overlap between the two things!), but we're honestly not sure where the crowd is at on this one.
So, make your voices heard! Sound off in the comments below, and stay tuned (or not! I'm leaving this one entirely in your capable hands) for more on The Goldfinch as we approach the film's September 13th arrival in theaters.