And now, a word about movie trailers.
I saw something absolutely hilarious today that made me think of this.
How often do you know exactly what is going to happen in a scene- because you saw it in the trailer? How often do you watch a trailer and think - blimey - it's like i've seen the whole movie!
If there's a film coming out i want to see - depending on the type of film it is I often go out of my way NOT to see the trailer - simply because i am the kind of person that would commit the images to memory, and while i sat through the film i would know if the hero was going to make it or not, based on an image i hadn't seen yet in the trailer.
And sometimes - trailers can be so blooming misleading about the film they are representing. I remember waiting expectantly for Minority Report to come out because I had read a good deal about it - and I was hoping for something between Bladerunner and 1984.
The trailer came out and i thought - rubbish! That looks like bloomin Mission Impossible in 2068.
My brother in law, James, saw it and thought - fantastic! That looks like Mission Impossible in 2068.
Well, when the film came out - it turned out I was happy! And he was not. And somehow the studio got us both to pay to see it - so I guess they know what they are doing.
So on the topic of misleading trailers (Spanglish anyone?) I saw this little video on the internet. What if the Shining had been promoted as a comedy? Hilarious stuff.