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Apr 14, 2013
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Dissecting a Trailer: The Parts of the Film That Make the Cut

Fantastic NYTimes infographics showing how “how scenes from five of the nine best picture nominees were reassembled to promote the films.”

If you look closely, there’s a line for shots that aren’t actually in the film, which immediately made me think of the trailers for the The Master, which featured a lot of cutting room floor footage that PT Anderson left out…

These infographics also remind me a lot of of the graphics picking apart famous speeches in Nancy Duarte’s Resonate.

Dissecting a Trailer: The Parts of the Film That Make the Cut

Fantastic NYTimes infographics showing how “how scenes from five of the nine best picture nominees were reassembled to promote the films.”

If you look closely, there’s a line for shots that aren’t actually in the film, which immediately made me think of the trailers for the The Master, which featured a lot of cutting room floor footage that PT Anderson left out…

These infographics also remind me a lot of of the graphics picking apart famous speeches in Nancy Duarte’s Resonate.

Mar 31, 2013
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What we really learn from deleted scenes

…what is great about deleted scenes is that they remind us that a work of art is not a sacred, inviolable artifact that springs fully formed from the head of anyone. Art is the result of choices made by—in the case of movies—directors, actors, editors, even producers and studio executives. We might tend to think that those in the latter category are more likely to ruin a movie than improve upon it, but, as Phipps acknowledges, sometimes director’s cuts are worse than what makes it to theaters.

Paul Thomas Anderson seems happily aware of the messiness of movie-making: While he is probably as artistically ambitious as any prominent contemporary American director, he mischievously sprinkles his movie trailers—which, in contrast to the usual Hollywood practice, he produces himself—with scenes that he hasn’t used in the film’s final cut…

I liked the trailers for The Master more than the movie, and for good reason—PTA cuts all of his own trailers, and has his hands in a lot of the marketing. I’ve read interviews with him where he talks about how cutting the teaser trailers is a nice break from filming, and it’s a chance for him to use stuff that’s lying on the cutting room floor:

[Editor] Leslie Jones and I, mainly more Leslie than me, started putting these pieces together when we were doing Punch-Drunk Love. We were doing these little tiny things we called scopitones. They were just ways to use pieces of the film that we liked but didn’t have a place for in the movie. It was just something to do when you kinda didn’t want to work on the film for an afternoon — just messing around.

I still need to get The Master on Blu-ray to watch all of these. Here’s a list of all the deleted scenes in The Master.

(Source: youtube.com)

Nov 22, 2012
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Eli Roth’s THANKSGIVING

The table is set. The festivities have begun. But an unexpected guest has arrived…

(Thx, @jamesfflynn)

(Source: youtube.com)

Aug 26, 2010
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Commando - Trailer

Nothing cheers me up more than this. Youtube user jables8806 puts it nicely: “This must have been what it was like to see a preview of the bible.”

Somewhere…somehow…someone’s gonna pay.

Nov 12, 2009
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Dash Shaw’s trailer for BodyWorld, out the same day as Newspaper Blackout.

via davidheatley


Aug 10, 2009
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Trailer for “A Bucket of Blood" (1959) via @johntunger

Also check out the ridiculous movie poster. Might have to netflix this one… The movie is in the public domain, so you can watch the whole thing online!

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