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The trailer for Anton Corbijn’s new film “A Most Wanted Man,” features some beautiful animated typography, some of which I’ve crudely excerpted here as an animated GIF. Each letter is made up of jigsaw-like pieces that turn in space, creating a striking assembly effect. Hopefully the movie itself will feature the same animation more extensively.
This is Corbijn’s third feature film. His first two, the Ian Curtis biopic “Control” and the spy elegy “The American,” were affecting, if a little self-serious. “A Man Most Wanted” is notable for featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last full performance; the early reviews at Rotten Tomatoes look promising.+