About once a month I throw on my old baggy movie shirt and jeans, fire up meh browser and cruise on over to Quicktime’s Movie Trailer site to peek at what’s coming down the pipeline. It’s a schmorgasborg…a shmourgerboard….a smhoogash-ahhh….there’s a-LAWT of micro movies there for the watching. It’s literally an en-TI-yur movie in 2 minutes. In fact, if they’ve left any surprises for the feature length screening, they haven’t done their jobs.
What’s even more ah-MAZ-eeeng than my inexplicable need to phonetically spell out words in this post, is the fact that the themes are so repetitive. They’re just (insert lip-smackie sounds here) ripe for the spoofing.
But not every great trailer can be found on the Apple Quicktime (AQ) site. Sometimes you have to troll around at TrailerAddict.com to catch some that were not Apple-certified? Is that the right term? I dunno how that process works. Is it a pay thing?
But back to the spoofing thing…one of my students pulled this one up to show me (it’s the modern suck up equivalent to leaving an apple on the desk) and I KNEW instantly that I had to share it because if there’s any type of pre-flight checklist that Academy Award Films go through before they take off into production, this trailer showcases them all!
“Catch phrase!” Laugh laugh laugh.
And speaking of Movie Trailer Voiceover guy – which we weren’t – you ever wonder about him? What he looks like? What’s that V.O. session gotta be like? Well, I haven’t actually seen Seinfeld’s film “Comedian” but I rank his trailer for that film up there as one of my all-time favs…
Just thought I’d throw those out there for you this morning. Now get back to work, people! We’ve got movie trailers to make.