Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Trailers




One of my favorite movies and one of my favorite trailers. It actually lays the whole movie out. Is this a good idea? How much should you know about a movie ahead of time? Should they show the best scenes? What trailers were particularly good or particular bad.

12 comments:

Bill Crider said...

Worst trailer for spoilers: PRIZZI'S HONOR.

Judy was a big fan of Charles Grodin. She loved his memoir titled IT WOULD BE SO NICE IF YOU WEREN'T HERE.

George said...

Disney has rolled out several STAR WARS trailers that built enthusiasm before last year's release. They excited the fans!

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

The current trailer that most makes me want to see the movie is ZOOTOPIA, which looks like a lot of fun. Most of the others are noise and explosions, signifying nothing (to paraphrase).

Rick Robinson said...

You watch trailers? Really?

pattinase (abbott) said...

If you go to movies you watch trailers.6 or so.

Todd Mason said...

I tend to hate trailers, though those for truly terrible films, such as REPTILICUS!, do save us some time in showing some of the most absurd bits in short form.

Rare is the trailer that actually makes me want to see a film.

Did you ever read the Bruce Jay Friedman source fiction for THE HEARTBREAK KID? I recommend his work to basically everyone.

pattinase (abbott) said...

No, I will look for it.

Deb Pfeifer said...
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Tommy Ekblom said...

"Taps" (1981), great trailer, relatively mediocre movie.

Tovah Feldshuh said...

Patti, why was Deb Pfeifers comment about the Schwarzenegger trailers deleted ?, i actually agreed with her.

Margot Kinberg said...

I'll be honest, Patti. I do think sometimes trailers show too much. That said, though, I depend on them to decide whether I want to watch a film or not.

Jimmy Decker said...

Margot, the reason trailers show too much is because in America people like to know exactly what they`re going to be seeing, they dont like surprises, they like their movies all mapped out for them before they even watch them.