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The Archies

Photo diaries from travels around our humble globe are still being posted; the unemployment diary has been downsized as i am now employed! I hope to post stuff to keep you distracted from your respective employment.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Movie Trailers

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.


  • At 12:14 PM, Blogger Rainypete said…

    Someone emailed thta to me last week. I think that if they did more of this I would be able to get the wife to go to a scary movie or two instead of those teeny bopper love flicks she likes.

  • At 2:39 PM, Blogger Martini said…

    Spanglish blew my goats so hard they lost their horns. Misleading indeed.

    One thing I've notice in particular is how movie trailers often show events in no particular order. Then while you watch the movie, you're thinking "this is all backwards!"

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