We have been very pleased to witness the recent surge of high quality cinematic book trailers being released into the world. 2015 alone has been a particularly good year for these high quality, high production value video accompaniments for books. The cinematic book trailer was at first a fluke, a kind of happy anomaly championed by media-savvy authors, that has now transitioned into a thriving, vibrant literary-visual landscape.

It has been a while since we’ve publicly taken stock of the current state of book trailers, but we weren’t expecting to come back with such a wide array of talented work, spanning across the board of literary genres.

For the record, none of these book trailers were affiliated with Film 14, and aside from Binary Star by David Formentin – we don’t even know any of these filmmakers. We’re just glad that every one of them is contributing great things to the form, and upping the bar for everyone else!

The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty by Amanda Filipacchi
Directed by Jamieson Fry

A Delicate Truth by John le Carré 
Directed by Kim Gehrig

Binary Star by Sarah Gerard
Directed by David Formentin

Satin Island by Tom McCarthy
Directed by Johan Grimonprez

The Russian Tattoo by Elena Gorokhova
Produced by Simon & Schuster

Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself by Allen Crawford
Directed by David Scott Kessler

The Sea Close By by Albert Camus
Directed by Tom Beard

Survive by Dave McGrail
Directed by Tim Wilson


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