Friday, October 5, 2007

Courtney Watches Wall•E Trailer

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Pixar has finally composed something so adorable that I cannot properly process it. I have a strong fondness for robots as it is, so Pixar really found a key demographic -- me -- with their latest movie, Wall•E.

Update: My Adventure with Pixar in San Francisco

46 comments:

Aaron said...

There must have been something else happening on that screen.

Eda Cherry said...

Really, there wasn't. It's the voice modulation. And somehow they gave the robot droopy eyes. Poor little robot, looking up at the stars.

Daniel1980 said...

Ohh you are such an emotional woman. You are also cute!

Hope to meet you someday!!

daniel@dnm-studios.com

Erin Atherton said...

i don't know you...i saw your picture on twitter and thought you looked like a fun person. (that sounds absurdly lame...and that's about accurate). for some reason, this video made me laugh so hard. not at you, but just at the situation. and then...you sat through it again. more laughing. my best friend is just like this so i can somewhat relate.

mkb said...

You must have been a wreck after the Iron Giant.

Eda Cherry said...

Thanks to all of you! So glad you understand. I'm definitely bringing an entire box of tissue when I see it in the theater...

wren said...

Aye carumba! I stand by my tweet on this - he's a Short Circuit knock off. Number 5 is alive indeed!

Yes, yes you do need kleenex at the theatre. Do you cry at the store Robot Love? You know metal rusts, right?

Tim said...

Watching you cry made me cry. Twice.

And the trailer makes me cry too!

Nolan said...

Heh, exactly what Erin said-- I just broke down laughing watching that video of you (in a good way!). Probably a big combo of knowing that the trailer is touching and tear-worthy, and then the FUNTIME music and seeing you slowly get the "cryface." All in a good way. Great video ... and now I'm off in search of the tearjerking trailer!

mal said...

I think I know the feeling. For me, the best example was when I saw the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park for the first time. For a guy who loved dinosaurs as much as I did when I was a kid, I was brought to tears to see them looking so life-like. That's why the movie, even with all it's flaws, is still a favorite of mine. Thank you for sharing, and I thought your story of Pixar's embrace of your video was wonderful.

-GRC said...

"We sit through almost twenty minutes of previews. The Wall-E (Pixar) one is amazing. I am glad we're in a dark theater so no one can see the tears coming. Yes, I am a sap at the movies, but only for cartoon trailers, nothing else. Seriously, I just thought of how breathtaking the images were for that film and how much I look forward to watching the entire story."

This is an excerpt from one of my posts--basically I'm glad I'm not the only one. I saw the movie on Saturday and kept my head turned away while I surreptitiously wiped away the tears. I guess something about the story and those robots is just overwhelming!

Nick said...

As it turn, I have same feelings with the robots.

Ever since my family left Spain, there have been many robot movies that have kept me interest.

-Johnny 5 (electrocuted to life)
-Short Circuit (electrocuted to life)
-Teddy Ruxpin (from tape player)
-Robbie (radio shack toy)
-Roomba (for your carpets and pets)

I love to see it on here another lover of robots.

Marc Joly said...

It is amazing what this movie is doing to many people (sorry if my english sucks, I'm from Quebec, the French part of Canada). Since I saw the movie last saturday... I bought toys from it and I watch in loop the vignette hula hoop when I feel blue. Like today.. it's pouring rain.
Watching your video is a good timing for me because I'm doing a PhD in Film Studies at the University of Montreal... and my research is about the affects created during the first viewing and how we tend to relive it. Your experience is one of a kind, but somehow very similar to many people, except that you posted a video of yourself experiencing an emotional viewing... and if you accept I'd like to ask you some questions (through emails) about your experience and mostly your feeling when you saw that cute little robot for the first time.
Here is my website, if you want to know more about me and the serious of my request.
http://web.mac.com/paraffilm/iWeb
/Paraffilm/Accueil.html

It is in french though, but there is some pictures... I like taking arty photos too

cheers

Marc

Trippman said...

i lolled at your tears...

Eda Cherry said...

I'm loving all of your comments! Thanks for visiting my blog -- I'm so glad you're enjoying it.

I'd be happy to help you out on your research paper, Marc! Just click on the Send Me A Letter link at the top of the page (I just added it if you're wondering why you didn't see it earlier.) and we can get started!

Thank you again, everyone. Have a fun 4th!

mrBadak said...

waw.. u really cried. i smiled the whole time looking at the video. i think it's cute.

Marlan said...

Yeah, I cried too at the same parts. Watching you cry made me cry.

My wife doesn't get it and thinks I am crazy.

I just watched it again and cried in front of my wife.

It has something to do with the voice modulation and the purity of the scenes. Just strikes a real chord with me.

Marlan said...

PS. I think some of the commentors don't get that it's happy crying not sad crying. The trailer just made me feel insanely happy.

Watch the movie for the first time tonight and laughed/cried through the whole thing. It's a real home run for Pixar and double kudos on how they treated you!

Kristin said...

Watching you makes me want to cry! When he looks up at the stars, it definitely makes me all sniffly.
I'm assuming you've checked out the vignettes too? I love the hula hoop one.

motamid said...

Thank you for understanding art.

Joanne said...

I came from browsing Metafilter, and watching you tear up and hearing the music made ME tear up - and make plans to see this movie TOMORROW!

Bob Irish said...

I look forward to next years video of you watching the trailer to Pixar's next masterpiece, "Up".

Clever Monkey said...

My SO totally cries when presented with the right images. She hates it, but even long-distance commercials and so on can get her, if she is in the right frame of mind (no, not crazy depressed, just receptive!)

I get it. This is why these movies are successful; good filmmakers know how to appeal to our emotions.

DeeDee said...

I think it is incredibly brave to show this kind of personal emotion on the internet. I did the same thing you did when I first saw that video...I mean tears and everything...but I could never put myself out there like that.

Thanks for showing that there are more people like me out there. Reading the comments (for the most parts) and watching the video definitly makes me feel better about humanity in general!!

We should all be reacting like this to a cute little robot like Wall-E!!

Swinebread said...

sorry, I cannot understand your reaction, it's just a movie trailer

but the fact that you posted it is very interesting and this is what blogs are for right?

Mukund said...

I cried too! Not at the trailer, but during the movie.

The Iconoclast said...

I cried too!

Christiano J. Jabur said...

Hi, I've just seen a post about your video on a blog, by a Brazilian movie critic - http://www.cinemaemcena.com.br/pv/journal/blog.asp - and I found it so moving. I've just seen that trailer and it's really cool. I found it so cool that they chose "Aquarela do Brasil" for the background song of the trailer and that you used "Brasileirinho" in the beginning of yours. And as Kristin said in one of the comments, watching your video also made me want to cry. I haven't seen the movie yet, but hopefully I'll be able to watch it soon.

Marni said...

I love this whole entire story! What a wonderful thing to happen. I have always loved and admired Pixar, but this has increased it 100 fold.

Thank you for sharing.

monkeysnacks said...

Wall•E is the first movie I've seen in the theater in over a year. I didn't really know what it was was about and I ended up crying buckets at the end.

Sadly, I didn't have a box of tissues and had to use my arm to wipe away the tears (and accompanying nose drippings).

I wish I had seen your post before I went. Then I would have been prepared!

It is such a good movie. When I see it again, I will be armed with piles of tissues!!!

Thanks for your video. It is so funny and sweet. I love it!

Titty Bear said...

The first time I saw the trailer, it made me cry too.

The trailer effectively drew me into the loneliness, innocence, naivety, boundless childlike hope, and nostalgia of a simpler time of this poor little vulnerable guy as he keeps on keeping on at the end of the world.

arboretum said...

Someone just linked me to this post, and it made me cry, watching you. :(

I need to see this movie again. And then again, and again, and again, and again. :( :( :(

Evany Thomas said...

Awwww, so lovely and cute! Now I'm sniffling over watching you sniffling! That's like a tear-jerker twice-removed!

Mike said...

You are 100% completely adorable. I know a few people that fall into the same category, and each of them is triggered by partcular things - voices, visual stimulus, smells, etc. The fact that Wall•E is a trigger for you makes it all that much more cute. From what I've read, things worked out well too - congrats!

Lester McGrath-Rosario said...

Don't ever see "John Q", with Denzel Washington.
You'll dehydrate.

Katie said...

And now I just cried watching you cry.

Somebody shoot me.

Fabs Fran├ža said...

and the best of all is the music... for who don't know, is: "aquarela do brasi" from my country, Brasil, :p

slhamlet said...

The part of the *Wall-E* trailer that makes me choke up is when he hangs onto the side of the rocket to rescue Eve, and because of that, he goes shooting out of the atmosphere, away from the desolate lonely planet, and to his great wonder, into a grand explosion of stars. That's love in its essence.

C & S said...

A great movie that is a real tear jerker. Kind of reminds me of the end of Forest Gump when Forest is visiting Jenny's grave.

Iron Giant definitely choked me up too. Looking forward to picking up the dvd.

Kerry said...

Hahaha, you are me!!!

Gallery Dupri said...

I just cried something fierce watching Wall-E; I thought that something must be wrong with me, but I guess that people have generally reacted very strongly to this movie. I can't stop crying, actually. They did an amazing job. Thank you for posting your reaction, it's really very sweet. And comforting, too - I felt like a total sap.

Melia said...

I just came across your video through a friend's shared Google items, and I completely relate. I couldn't stop crying after seeing Wall-E. It was the concept of things becoming so awful that they seem beyond repair, then being rebuilt. I hang onto the hope that this is possible for myself as a person (being a work in progress) and for our country.

Did you cry at the Lion King trailer as well? Every time the animals bowed down to baby Simba at the end, I lost it. Ridiculous! :)

Eda Cherry said...

Melia, Thanks for commenting! I don't remember crying at the Lion King trailer. I should watch it now and see what happens...lol

Timothy Caldwell said...

I need to go on record as saying how unbearably sweet this is! Thanks for sharing this with us.

June said...

I watched this movie last night and I really cried. After those sacrifices of Wall-E for Eve... and Eve for Wall-E, because of the cruel Axiom and Auto, Wall-E was put to danger.

This Pixar Film deserved to have the Best Picture Award. But still, good thing this animated film won Best Animated Feature Film in Academy Awards, and not allowed to join the Best Picture Category because it's animated.

Prof. Marcio Luz Scheibel said...

If you cry in the trailer, you should be dead by now after seeing the movie.... ;)