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They don't mak trailers like they use to !

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Kristoffer, Mar 25, 2003.

  1. Kristoffer

    Kristoffer Well-Known Member

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    ok today trailers are just flash images and a voice saying either ; " Now get ready! Bla bla bla...or digitally re-mastered DTS sound, Never before seen scenes yada yada...
    In the old days there were much more original, almost like a short film:
    These per example; Psycho, All Kubrick's ( A clockwork orange, Dr. Strangelove and The shining ) Alien, Strange days(teaser)and most recently Fight Club PA with Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. Anymore ? And most importantly recently?
     
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    "In a world..." [​IMG]
     
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    I thought the Matrix trailer was one of the most effective trailers in years. They were able to get a film with no stars to make $150 million, not to mention generate a huge following.
     
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    This is one of the reasons I liked the Dinosaur trailer so much when it came out.
     
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    The teaser for Lethal Weapon 4 was basically a short cut of the opening scene. Very funny and packed with action. The Dinosaur trailer was something to behold. They've done similar things with Finding Nemo. The first trailer was just a scene.
     
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    Great new trailers (note, may be totally independent of the quality of the film itself):
    The Ring - especially the teaser. The close of the test-tone scream is indelible.
    Ice Age - teaser
    Fight Club
    The Fast and the Furious - especially the one with the only real dialog being Vin Diesel saying "Let's go for a ride".
    Star Wars : Episode 1 - Especially the A trailer
    Dreamcatcher - the initial teaser. Great flashes of scenes with the ending words of "show you you things you've never seen". Goosebumps.
    The Matrix - Doesn't give away all of the greatest effects.

    Those are the ones that came to mind immediately
     
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    "OOOWWW....I FEEL GOOD....."
     
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    No, they don't make'em like they used to, they are much better now!

    To each his/her own but geez, even trailers were better in the old days? [​IMG]

    I love trailers, but I can't stand the old ones, way to cheesy for me. Trailers today are really imaginative if often very deceptive. Some of them are stuningly bad compared to the actual movies (We Were Soldiers, Fight Club) but most of them are good IMO.

    Some styles are getting old though: The ones (usually suspense/horror movies) where toward the end you get quick cuts accompanied by percussion heavy music, followed by a silence, then BLAM very loud noise/screaming/explosion/cheesy line/whatever the heck right before the "credits".

    Some favs of mine:
    The Sixth Sense - scared the bejesus out of me everytime I saw it: The "she is standing next to my window" line, followed by this tingling sound/music as the screen fades to black and the studio names are shown.

    LOTR:FOTR and TTT 'nuff said.

    Mask of Zorro teaser and trailer.

    The Perfect Storm teaser - who could forget that wave?

    Godzilla - If only the movie had been 1/10th as good as the trailer...

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    I absolutely love the Vanilla Sky trailer.
     
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    And how many times are we going to hear old rock & roll songs borrowed for a movie trailer?

    Two examples I've heard used too many times:
    "Baba O'Reilly" and "The Boys Are Back In Town"

    I also can't stand it when a trailer uses music from another movie and I recognize it.
     
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    The thing I don't like about a lot of the trailers, is how they seem to show the entire movie. "How To Lose a Guy In 10 Days" is a good example of this. Maybe I am wrong. I didn't bother to see the movie, I figured saw the whole thing during the trailer. I like when they show the teasers the best. "The Hulk" had an excellent teaser, IMO. Going back a few years, I loved "Independence Day"'s teaser. I never even heard of the movie before and when I saw the White House break apart into tiny little pieces, I HAD TO SEE THAT MOVIE! Thankfully, I never saw the trailer for it until after I saw the movie, I think it would have ruined some of it for me. I personnally like to go into a movie not knowing what to expect too much. This is all an opinion, of course.

    One last thing I hate about trailers are the ones for comedies. They usually show all of the best jokes and by the time you actually see the movie, those scenes are really old.

    Ok, that's my 2 cents!
     
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    A good "now" trailer is the Panic Room teaser. That creepy female voice-over and that atmospheric music...I just HAD to see that movie. And now I own the DVD. [​IMG]
     
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    i think in the old days (3 years ago) trailers gave you an extensive explanation of the movie's setup (the first 3rd) and then hinted at the resolution. now, they just tell you everything.

    my fave trailers of all time:
    -strange days
    -the big hit
    -three kings
    -sleepy hollow
    -snatch
    -saving private ryan (reissue)
    -romeo must die
    -phenomenon
     

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