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Ep14. Trailer Swift

Ep14. Trailer Swift

Joe and Dave are about to find out... that discussing movie trailers... [record scratch] ... is harder than it looks.

From the origins of the movie trailer to modern examples of studios getting them right (and wrong), join your hosts on an exploration of movie marketing, with the usual listener questions and unrelated tangents along the way.

Show notes:
 

RECENT EXAMPLES OF EFFECTIVE TRAILERS

Guardians of the Galaxy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B16Bo47KS2g

Suicide Squad - pop music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmRih_VtVAs

The Social Network - Creep song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FnijiMZDaM

Mad Max Fury Road: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEJnMQG9ev8

Up In The Air: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfZhSwwYRm0

 

RECENT MISLEADING TRAILERS

Terminator Genisys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62E4FJTwSuc

T2 Bio Flesh Regenerator commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjVrZEh6YNs

Pan’s Labyrinth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7XGNPXdlGQ

Passengers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BWWWQzTpNU

 

INTERESTING OR NOVEL TRAILERS

Empire Strikes Back - early trailer only used concept art from Ralph McQuarrie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=18&v=RadNPPnZQKM

Red Eye - good example of playing off romantic comedy tropes to fool viewers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAFDHyH8buQ

Trailers shot specifically for the marketing

Psycho (1960): Alfred Hitchock takes the camera on a tour of Bates Motel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps8H3rg5GfM

Back to the Future custom trailer - which just eyes up the DeLorean and then finishes with Marty answering a cheesy question from some bizarre woman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=80&v=WsQRLkL8OlQ

Jurassic Park Teaserhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QMue9j_RKg

Terminator 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgV7-MJwUBw

Spiderman 2001: Twin towers. Didn’t use film footage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc0eP7ausWE

 

ALL-TIME FAVOURITES

Cloverfield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMPhFVVV-Gw

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C-fZCLsISA

Alien: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEVY_lonKf4

 

RECUT TRAILERS

Shining as a feel-good family movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmkVWuP_sO0

Mrs Doubtfire as a horror: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ckv_Dz-Sio

Titanic 2 the Surface: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMqLzopfmPk

Battlestar Galactica in the style of FRIENDS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ytxzD5uBBA

Game of Thrones in the style of Hercules/Xena: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fPgIIB67bw 

 

Shoutouts:

@sttepodcast
@SDDFilmPodcast
@MoviePodBros
@Juvenalia
@zkittypodcast
@eilfmovies
@TheSweetieClub

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