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Questions tagged [trailers]

For questions about the nature of movie and TV-show trailers as a type of advertisement in which select scenes, symbols or sound bites are taken from a film or television series and edited together to create excitement or curiosity among viewers.

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How do I detect a real trailer?

Nowadays, when a trailer of an expected film comes out, fans usually make hundreds thousands of fake trailers. And most of the times on YouTube they call it like it is the real trailer. And there are ...
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Why were the trailers so different to the final film? [duplicate]

I don't really understand where from they took those parts. Usually trailers contain main scenes from the film to convince fans to go to the cinema. But Infinity War trailer contains scenes, that film ...
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Signifincance of trailer of the trailer?

There's a trend nowadays to make a trailer of the trailer. At least for media like youtube. Why are the studios doing this? What's the point of adding a 5 seconds intro to the trailer I'm about to ...
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Alternate line before shooting down the bug's hijacked ship?

As a fan of the MIB movies, especially the first, I have this faint memory of seeing an alternate "punchline" or "gag line" between agents J & K before they shoot their big guns at the hijacked ...
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Why do some trailers contain scenes that aren't in the movie? [duplicate]

I'm an avid watcher of trailers. I watch trailers over and over again. I even watch trailers of movies that I don't plan on watching. But sometimes, I notice that some trailers contain some ...
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Justice League 'Official Trailer' vs 'Heroes Trailer'

In the later Heroes Trailer for Justice League the color and settings are different from the first released Official Trailer. Why is it like that? Are official trailers of movies released without CGI ...
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What's with the loud trailers? [closed]

It seems like previews/trailers are crazy loud. I was just at a movie and had to step outside into the foyer and wait for these to end so that I would not damage my hearing. The movie itself was a ...
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Has there ever been a movie that was cancelled after the trailer was released?

Productions usually get cancelled before or during preproduction, but I'm wondering whether there has ever been a film which had a cancelled release, after the trailer debuted. Criteria: Movie has ...
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Why was Colossal marketed the way it was?

SPOILERS BELOW! The 2017 movie Colossal was marketed to be a fun film with monsters and supernatural powers. Right from the music to the dialogues picked in the trailer read "funny monster movie". ...
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Russian words in the titles of an American TV series footages

I have never seen a single episode of 'Arrow' TV series, but I follow movie-related news and watch almost all trailers or any mini-footage introducing movies/shows that come out on YouTube. Some time ...
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When did the practice of having a joke with no music at the end of a trailer begin?

Many modern day trailers, especially for action-y movies follow a very similar format. Short and relatively slow paced intro of the major player and plot. Music is slow to match Real action start. ...
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Why are MPAA ratings placed differently in movies vs trailers?

MPAA ratings appear very last in the movies but in the beginning of the trailers. Why are MPAA ratings placed differently in movies vs trailers?
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How can Spider-Man watch himself fighting with Ant-Man in the trailer of Spider-Man Homecoming?

In the trailer of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter Parker is seen watching the video of himself fighting with Ant-Man in the movie Captain America Civil War. How's that possible as there are apparently ...
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Does the morning after scene from the trailer of season 2 of Skam fit into the actual story of the season?

In the trailer (NSFW) for Season 2 of Skam, Noora is shown waking up naked in some strange apartment after what seems to have been quite a crazy party. In the actual season, however, I don't recall ...
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What was the first trailer to use “in a world”?

In a world where it's a common joke that trailers contain the phrase "in a world"...and there are even lists of trailers that used the phrase seriously, as an artifact of a world where a trailer ...
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Are trailers copyrighted or not?

Are trailers copyrighted? Is it allowable to freely use a movie trailer in one's own works or website? Here is a screenshot of an example where they had given the name of the publisher and an amazon....
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When the trailer for a movie is released, how far along is it in development?

When a trailer (not a teaser) comes out, the rest of the movie usually follows a few months later. Is the movie itself typically complete at this point, or is there still (post-)production work to be ...
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Were there different endings to the movie “Clue”, based on the odd clips in the old preview?

I'm embarrassed to know the movie "Clue," inside and out so much that this might be an esoteric question.. I know nowadays movie previews may sometimes have a clip or a change in what you'll see in ...
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Why was Ant-Man excluded from the Civil War trailer?

Has there been any official word on why Ant-Man, who we know from promotional images and the Ant-Man stinger sequel hook to be involved in Captain America- Civil War, was excluded from the recently ...
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Any source to list the trailers that showed before a particular movie?

I was searching for trailers that played before a movie I just saw, and landed on this question. While informative, I still haven't found a way to easily answer my question. Is there anyplace you can ...
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Can you use a certain song in a trailer, that has been used in a different movie-trailer as well?

I'm making a trailer about a story i've written and wanted to use a song in it from the band Muse. This song has most likely been used in other movie trailers as well so i wondered, If i get a license ...
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Why do studios release multiple trailers?

Some time back, I saw the trailer for Jurassic World. And I liked it. It built the anticipation and curiosity. But then there was trailer-2 which revealed more scenes, more creatures. Then there was a ...
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Why are trailers called “trailers”?

Why are trailers called "trailers"? Considering the verb "to trail" means "to follow behind", why would something that is shown before the main movie be called a trailer?
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Where is the music from the Interstellar trailer from?

The trailer for the new Christopher Nolan film "Interstellar" was just released. The music used is very familiar but I cannot pin down the source. It is present throughout the whole clip, but is most ...
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Why was this scene from the trailer not in the film?

I had seen all the trailers of The Amazing Spider-Man before its release. In one of those trailers Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) says to Peter, Do you have any idea what you really are? This seems to ...
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What factors go into determining what trailers are played before movies?

As we all know, the most exciting part of seeing a movie is the trailers of upcoming movies before the actual film (note, this is coming from an American point of view, I am uncertain if this occurs ...
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What is the unique selling point in the The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Official Teaser?

The teaser on YouTube as well as on Apple Trailers shows many short scenes quickly. It especially repeats a drive along a long snow covered road towards a white house. Seeing that the original Girl ...