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Time to trim trailers? The death of surprise in modern Hollywood

Discuss the ever-increasing role of trailers in modern blockbuster movies – analyse whether trailers now give away too much of modern cinema, and look at existing trailers and see if you can actually decipher the plot of the film from the trailers. Think about the implications of a world where there is less and less surprise and mystique in going to the cinema.

  • I think this is influenced by the current struggle of less people going out to the movies. With platforms like Netflix and illegal streaming sites there is less appeal to going out and overspending on tickets. Therefore Hollywood trying even harder to entice people into see their films. – LaRose 4 years ago
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  • Look at the trailer of Titanic. It gives the whole story not to mention history has revealed the ending and yet it was a huge blockbuster. Who can tell with audiences and films? Movie magic is a mystery. – Munjeera 4 years ago
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  • This is something I think about every time I watch movie trailers. They give away everything and the magic kind of just goes away. I find Disney to be one of the only big names in the industry that are good at keeping the magic. From this I would honestly go on to say I think there is a huge difference in the way films are displayed in commercials depending on the audience. Films for adults are far more exposed, but maybe we ask for it since we are so hard to please? Maybe it's more of a standard thing. – fallonhewitt 4 years ago
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  • This is something I think about every time I watch movie trailers. They give away everything and the magic kind of just goes away. I find Disney to be one of the only big names in the industry that are good at keeping the magic. From this I would honestly go on to say I think there is a huge difference in the way films are displayed in commercials depending on the audience. Films for adults are far more exposed, but maybe we ask for it since we are so hard to please? Maybe it's more of a standard thing. – fallonhewitt 4 years ago
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