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Gerald Cooperberg
02-12-2007, 07:53 AM
I'll admit it-- I'm a trailer junkie. In fact, given the number of visits I've paid to Apple's trailers site (, I'm probably a film studio's marketing department's wet dream. I hate watching previews for a movie that I know I'm going to see anyway, but sometimes a trailer can be more enjoyable than the film itself. Here are a few of my favorites from last year: Lady In the Water was an unmitigated mess, but this trailer got me more excited than probably any other in 2006. That moment when it suddenly shifts in tone-- when the words "A Bedtime Story" are suddenly followed by "...from M. Night Shymalan," the music becomes darker, more ethereal, and you can hear Paul Giamatti desperately whisper "how many of you are there?"... even now, I still get a chill of delight. ( There's no two ways around it, this Miami Vice trailer is just cool. I think a lot of people questioned Michael Mann's decision to play this remake straight instead of as camp, but it pays off here... everything you could love about his style is packed into one seizure-inducing minute. I didn't even see the film (scared off by its two-and-a-half hour running time and the threat of Gong Li speaking English), but I'd watch this trailer anytime. ( Zhang Yimou's historical epics were made to be trailers. Recent endeavors like Hero and House of Flying Daggers were undone by impenetrable plotting and effects that didn't necessarily hold up over the course of an entire scene, but they sure look great in montage. I almost don't even need to see these pictures themselves anymore-- the trailers make just about as much sense and are doubtless more exhilarating.

Anyone else have any recent (or not-so-recent) favorites?


Dusty Chalk
02-12-2007, 07:57 AM
You have to look around to find it, but you must find a trailer for the film, Re-Cycle (

Oh, and the one for Nochnoi Dozor was really good, too.

Gerald Cooperberg
02-12-2007, 08:09 AM
That trailer for Re-Cycle is awesome. You can actually access it from the IMDb page that you linked to (just look in the menus on the left side of the screen under "trailers"), but here's the direct link:


02-12-2007, 01:50 PM
Star Wars Episode I

02-12-2007, 03:16 PM
There's a show on HDnet that is called "Nothing but Trailers" and it's a half hour of . . .

Gerald Cooperberg
03-18-2007, 07:43 AM I caught this one ( before a recent screening of Zodiac... I'll be forthright in admitting there's still zero chance of me seeing a film called "The Hills Have Eyes 2" (c'mon, shouldn't it at least have been called The Hills Still Have Eyes?), but the use of Devendra Banhart's music in the trailer was suitably creepy enough to make me grin.


Dusty Chalk
03-18-2007, 11:35 AM
I really like the first trailer for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. The one where they're running across rooftops and stuff. And then towards the end of the trailer, something funny happens. Which is exactly what TMNT is about -- lots of action, and some comedy thrown in.

03-18-2007, 01:05 PM
Coupon the Movie

'nuff said

03-19-2007, 06:48 AM
the very first teaser trailer for Congo was phenomenal. the movie was ever so slightly less so.

03-19-2007, 06:57 AM
The Transformers teaser trailer grabbed my attention when I first saw it in the theater.

04-03-2007, 01:12 PM
cant believe i forgot one of my favorite movie trailers of all time, the teaser trailer of:

Interview with the assassin.

gave me chills the first time i saw it. looking for it now online...

found it!!