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Movies: ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’
Cate Blanchett stars in “Where’d You Go, Bernadette”

There’s a small subsection of YouTube videos that recut footage from typically grim or self-serious films into coming attraction trailers steeped in the qualities of a near opposite genre. As works of comedic bathos, they are a peek into an alternate world of American cinema. “Jaws” becomes a Rob Reiner-style romantic comedy between man and shark, while “The Shining,” through clever use of select dialog and Peter Gabriel’s enduringly upbeat “Solsbury Hill,” becomes the story of a father and son reconnecting. 

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