Tuesday, June 30, 2009

50 Greatest Trailers of All Time

SHOOT: Great to see ALIEN at number 1. Blair Witch project is the scariest horror movie I've ever seen. CLOVERFIELD also has a great intro. I see WATCHMEN is at number 46, The Matrix at 32. Now where is the trailer for The Dark Knight?
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We know them as trailers, but they don't trail anything; they play before the movie, not after it. The name dates to their earliest incarnation, when they actually did follow the feature. The documentary "Coming Attractions" dates the very first trailer to a 1912 Edison serial entitled "What Happened to Mary?" After each installment, a black card with white text would appear to inform audiences "The next incident in the series of 'What Happened to Mary' will be shown a week from now." Not exactly "In a world..." but it did the trick back in 1912.

1. Alien (1979)

2. Psycho (1960)

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11. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

12. Independence Day (1996)

15. Pulp Fiction (1994)

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