Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we go retro with our comedy, wonder aloud why Alec Baldwin is narrating a documentary on ultimate Frisbee, go on walkabout through Paris, go overboard, and we get the band back together. Read More »

lost in paris trailer

Fiona Gordon‘s aunt lives in Paris and she’s trying to find her. Yes, that’s a La La Land joke, but the premise for Gordon and fellow director and co-star Dominique Abel‘s whimsical, candy-colored comedy Lost in Paris doesn’t do justice to the superb brand of physical comedy that the recently released trailer boasts.

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?

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