Do people really prefer to Hard Rock/Songs over film score in trialers?

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  1. Luc

    Luc Stunt Coordinator

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    In recent years, we're seeing more and more teasers and trailers with rock songs, R&B or just pop songs instead of film score music. Is this what people really prefer?

    Not me and in fact have turned away many movies because I thought it's just a mindless rock video made for teenagers. Finally when I see some of these movies and liked it, I wonder what the heck they were thinking when they put those rock songs all over the trailers. It must be working or else they wouldn't be using it.

    I know I know, it's marketing the songs for one thing and in another, it's appropriate. Movies like The Wedding Singer or Cross Roads are examples and I'm fine with those.

    Unfortunately, I have so little memories of these trailers that I can't list many examples unlike great ones like Pearl Harbors or Mask of Zorro that actually used film scores. However I do remember Blade II trailer which was a complete turnoff for me. When I finally saw the movie, I actually liked it. Now, movie like Fast and Furious might be more forgiving but nevertheless, would have been more dramatic if exciting film score was used.

    The other day, I saw Episode II teaser on TV that used some rock song and I thought "Oh no, not Star Wars too." This however, was the only teaser/trailer of Epi II that was done without the actual score.

    So tell me, this method works on you?
     
  2. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    Interesting question.

    Usually I hate the "Rock Song" trailers. I'd much rather have some movie music.
     
  3. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Just the score for me, thank you very much! I don't like being pandered to.
     

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