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…)
114. “Everything Must Go,” from Hearts Beat Loud
Our second Hearts Beat Loud song. This film has three songs in it, and they’re all great. This is the final song the ‘band’ performs, at the end of the movie. Sort of the cathartic moment where Offerman comes to terms with his record shop coming to an end as well as his daughter being his ‘little girl’ coming to an end as she goes off to live her own life. It’s a beautiful moment and a beautiful song.