Director Spike Jonze really seriously for reals wants you to see his friend David O. Russell‘s The Fighter. He saw it and loved it, and doesn’t think that the original studio trailer does it justice. He even sent Peter over at /Film a letter regarding the matter:
Hey Peter -
Spike here. I’m writing on behalf of my friend David Russell, regarding his new movie The Fighter. Did you get a chance to see it yet? How insanely great is Christian Bale?
Can you do me a favor and post this 2 minute trailer called “Pressure” on your site?
The trailer that they put out originally makes the film feel a little generic and I just want to help David get the word out. I got to see it a few weeks ago, and I loved it, and if all you saw is the trailer that’s out, you might not know that it’s as interesting and strong as it is.
Thanks for your help!
I was already looking forward to seeing The Fighter before watching the above trailer, and don’t see how it differs that much from the original one. But hey, I’ll do whatever I can to keep O. Russell from calling Spike a c*nt.