Saturday, April 05, 2014

The Beginnings ...

... and later doings of movie trailers. In fifteen minutes.

The History of the Movie Trailer from on Vimeo.

They (the trailers) were simple at the start. A few clips with some breathless titles superimposed a scene or three. Some closeups of the stars. And a narrator telling you how exciting the picture was.

Now they're compressed movies giving large sections of plot away, with action scenes that (more often than not) show a car, a plane, or several city blocks exploding.

We've come a long way, baby!


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