While I call movie posters a lost art, trailers are a different beast altogether. They’ve definitely evolved over the years, and in a way, they’re getting better the more time goes on. Trailers 40 years ago were so much different than they are now. The way people sell a film is different now. Posters are just about imagery, but trailers have to show you what you’re in store for without giving away everything. Though, there is some artistry to that as well, since I think we can all agree that a lot of times, you can understand what the entire plot of a movie is gonna be just from a trailer. But once in a while, you get something really nice, where it’s cut real well and it makes you excited for the film without giving too many secrets away.
I track my favorite trailers each year, so now I’m gonna look back over the past decade and see which ones have held up best for me.
Here are my favorite film trailers of the past decade: (more…)
117. “Patti $ea$on,” from Patti Cake$
One of the goals I have in this list is to hopefully make people realize that certain films they don’t know about should be seen. And this the, what, fourth or fifth song from this movie that’s appeared thus far? I think, if you tallied up all the songs from all the different movies that are on this list, this would be either second or third overall in terms of number of songs that made it on. Because all you really need to have good original film music is to just try and want to do it. And so few people do anymore. It’s like scores. No one puts any effort because it’s all underscoring or generic ‘mood’ music. Here, the director wrote all the songs. And it was clearly something that was personal for him to do. And they’re all great. Plus the cast performs them all themselves, which is also really great. You don’t see that a lot in movies.