This is one of the “fun facts”. This is here because it is something i couldn’t quite work how to put it in to the general script. also it gives you a bit of a break.
Fun Fact: Movie trailers are called so because, back in the good old days, they came after the showing of a movie, but that stopped because people tended to leave when a movie was over. So they were moved to before the showing, but the name stuck.
this is the list of all the trailers mentioned and a link to see them. they all have the title of the movie, the year and what i could and did use them for. also after it is the bibliography.
Filmography of trailers
A good example of special footage, that was never intended to be in the film, being used for promotion.
A good example of old style trailers.
Dr Strangelove (1964)
The first to use non-linear style editing for a trailer.
La Dolce Vita (1960)
The comedian (2002)
A trailer making fun of voice work.
Terminator 2 (1991)
Cheaper by the dozen (2003)
2 different movies showing the flexibility of voice over
Tenacious D (2006)
A stupid voice over
Greatest show on earth (1952)
Very generic old style trailer.
Pineapple Express (2008)
Good use of music
The Warrior’s Way (2010)
A trailer with all mentioned elements
Billy Jack (1971)
All accessed on the 04/04/11.
History of Movie Trailers
Wikipedia on Movie Trailers
Movie trailers rank #3
Coming attractions: Reading American Movie Trailers.
Author: Lisa Kernan,
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publish date: 11/2004
Andrew J. Kuehn biography