Thursday, June 23, 2011

Movie Trailer Of The Day: Page One

They did it backwards. Usually it's a slick trailer that tricks you into seeing a crap movie. This time it's a crap trailer that will keep people from seeing what is probably a very good film. They should have hired my buddies Spinderfella or Blong -- either could have edited a better trailer with his feet.

I'll still see it, though, because the subject interests me. Opens tomorrow.


10 comments:

  1. Yeah, trailer didn't grab me, but I'm not particularly interested in the topic. Then again, I do love me a good documentary so I'll blame the trailer. :)

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  2. I'd like to see this one too. It would be interesting to see the behind the scenes view. Newspapers are very quickly being put out of business and are regarded as dinosaurs in the media world. I'm curious to see how the journalists at a major newspaper feel about their jobs and their future.

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  3. I think it was okay. I guess it could have been more gripping, but how?

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  4. Did it make you want to see the movie? Did it make you give a crap?

    I didn't find it compelling at all, and for a genre that many people already consider boring, that's a death blow. The trailer had no urgency or focus or message. What's the movie even about? The rich history of the Times? The death of print media? A handful of specific reporters? Layoffs in corporate America? WikiLeaks? Reporters in war zones? That's a lot of meat for a two-hour movie, much less a two-minute trailer.

    Here is a compelling trailer on a topic with much narrower appeal than the story of the America's greatest newspaper.

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  5. It did make me interested in checking it out, but maybe only because I've worked in journalism so the subject matter is of interest.

    I do agree with your points, though, that it doesn't make clear what it's about. Maybe they're trying to fit too much in a small space instead of picking the most succinctly compelling parts and letting the viewer see the rest on their own later.

    And yeah, the Dear Zachary trailer is very well done. That does make me want to see it.

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  6. If you do, prepare yourself. It's intense, and that trailer is only half of the story. It gets worse.

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  7. I want to see it, but I love the Times (there are others?), and I love documentaries. Hell, I watched "Helvetica" so this is probably going in the queue the instant it hits DVD. If there are no explosions or sweeping vistas I can't afford the tickets. I already pay for Netflix.

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  9. Cary said, "a lot of meat." heh :-D

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  10. I find the idea of the Times movie compelling, but the trailer a bit everywhere. The Dear Zachary trailer made me want to cry again. It's been a while since I saw the film and it is absolutely worth seeing.

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