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The History of the Movie Trailer

Posted on March 26th, 2014

Some people consider them the best part of the movie going experience – the Movie Trailer. Take a look at the evolution of the “coming attractions” from simple silent film splices, through the template style of the Golden Age of Hollywood, to the Auteurs of the 60s and finally into the Blockbuster era. Source: Filmmaker […]

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Coca-Cola Filmed Noisy Filmgoers And Put Them In Fake Movie Trailers

Posted on March 14th, 2014

To help drive home the point that you shouldn’t ruin a movie by talking, using your phone, or snacking excessively loud, Coca-Cola created a fake movie trailer featuring people in the actual theater disrupting the action on screen. Which served to drive home the clip’s tagline: “When you make noise during the movie, you become […]

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Movie trailer voiceover legend Hal Douglas dies at 89

Posted on March 13th, 2014

Hal Douglas, a leading voice-over artist for films, commercials and TV shows, died March 7 at 89. Photograph: MEGALOMEDIA Hal Douglas, whose gravelly tones graced famous trailers for films such as Forrest Gump, Philadelphia and Lethal Weapon, has died. He was 89. Douglas’s daughter Sarah told the New York Times her father passed away following […]

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Jimmy Kimmel Turns YouTube Viral Videos Into Movie Trailers

Posted on March 4th, 2014

During his post-Oscars show, Jimmy Kimmel imagined a few films that never quite made it to the big screen. He debuted four fake trailers inspired by some of the most famous viral videos in YouTube history and loaded with star talent. Many of this year’s Oscar nominated films were adapted from books, including The Wolf […]

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Cable Channels Hit With Nearly $2 Million Fine for Airing Movie Trailer

Posted on March 3rd, 2014

By Amy Schatz Remember the movie “Olympus Has Fallen,” the 2013 popcorn flick about a guerrilla assault on the White House that is foiled by a heroic Secret Service agent? No? Viacom, NBCUniversal and ESPN are likely to remember it for years to come, after getting slapped with proposed fines of nearly $2 million for […]

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