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Editing For Trailers 09 Oct 2013 23:55 #32333

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In the US a copyright covers the expression of an idea, not the idea itself. Some people do mind when others rip off their idea. Too bad.

Here are some current examples of movies with roughly the same plot. I'll bet some of the people involved are angry that the other movie "ripped off their idea".

www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/the-4-most-i...nt-movie-plots-2013/

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Editing For Trailers 19 Oct 2013 03:04 #32717

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Then there are the famous screenwriting courses which teach every movie is essentially the same story. No, I'm not kidding.

But let's get back to movie trailers, shall we?

The latest from Wes Anderson , one of my new favorite filmmakers (Moonrise Kingdom, Fantastic Mr Fox, etc).

Love the editing in this one, great humor, star studded, brilliant timing, amazing colors & framing, witty banter = a very high hook factor.


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Editing For Trailers 26 Nov 2013 13:04 #34685

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Yeah that last one looks very cool.

And here is something else very different. Frankly I do not know if I could sit through this one. The trailer is hardcore and without compromise. Wow! And it one of the rare documentary trailer in here!!!



Amazing how much of it works on the audio level. The pictures as such are not exactly what you would call appetising! And the sound is both calming and disturbing at the same time!!!

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Editing For Trailers 30 Nov 2013 15:35 #34916

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I just tweeted this & thought you guys might like to have a listen...

It's an interesting speech by Steven Soderbergh where he talks about a lot of related topics, including the trailer editing issues with the Side Effects movie.


10 Things Wrong with Hollywood" Steven Soderbergh's State of Cinema Address at SFIFF56

plus.google.com/+JeffBoulton72/posts/WiCnfv8BVfV

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Editing For Trailers 04 Dec 2013 09:23 #35128

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marchyman wrote: In the US a copyright covers the expression of an idea, not the idea itself. Some people do mind when others rip off their idea. Too bad.

Here are some current examples of movies with roughly the same plot. I'll bet some of the people involved are angry that the other movie "ripped off their idea".

www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/the-4-most-i...nt-movie-plots-2013/


Maybe Hollywood should look into this and stop making covers and remakes of other films. :P

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Editing For Trailers 04 Dec 2013 15:52 #35132

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Silent era films have been widely copied, especially those in the public domain. Did you know the 2002 Best Picture winner "Chicago" was actually a remake of the 1927 Cecil B. DeMille silent film of the same name that was itself based on a 1926 Broadway musical?
Chris O'Donnell made "The Bachelor" which took its inspiration from Buster Keaton's "Seven Chances". The one sheet image of Chris being chased down a street by hundreds of brides to be is an exact copy of the scene in Keaton's film.
Even Steven Spielberg's riverboat scene from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" was lifted from an early Herman Brix serial "The New Adventures of Tarzan" (filmed in Guatemala) in that the action is the same.
In the late 30's there was a Franchot Tone film called "Fast and the Furious" though the story differs from the present day series.

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Editing For Trailers 05 Jan 2014 18:16 #38195

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This film nearly drove me mad but I am so glad that I made it to the end it was worth it! Also found the trailers pretty cool. Particularly the first one. It really leaves me wanting more…

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And another interesting approach to a trailer. Not quite sure if I get this but it seems to be a trailer for the poster!!!

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Editing For Trailers 28 Oct 2014 05:24 #54954

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Long time since we fired up this thread... let's get to it

That Stoker trailer is genius, so artistically beautiful, not just the incorporation of the art work, but the feel, music, mood, some of the transitions, the flaxen hair to wheat to grass. The overall mood, the whole thing is mesmerizing. Also we have a strange juxtaposition with the light lyrical almost whimsical song against some rather macabre subject matter. Yet, they go about as close to the edge as they can in a trailer, but we're never off the hook. Well done.


Here's one back at ya.

Do you think they made it dramatic enough?

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Editing For Trailers 28 Oct 2014 20:27 #55031

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Here's a completely different style, for a film I'd never heard of, yet it's making quite a buzz at the moment. Kind of a surprise hit, little square frame foreign language indie film in black & white from Poland that's made over $10 Million so far. This Indiewire article says the distributors credit the trailer with much of the success, though it's only one aspect of their clever strategy.

An exploration of artistic minimalism? You be the judge.

Some nice touches, even moving the subtitles, or the splash of pink... enjoy



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