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…)
110. “Why Did You Do That?” from A Star Is Born
Ah, there it is. I feel like at least a couple of people were wondering when/if this song would appear on this list. And I’ll be honest… I was one of those people. I didn’t know if it was gonna make it on. But you know what? This song accomplishes exactly what it needs to. In the film, it’s the moment where the audience (and Bradley Cooper) realizes, “Oh, she’s sold out her talent just to be famous.” Not that it’s a bad song… it’s just that kind of song. And we all get that in the moment. The lyrics are so immediately on point and memorable that even later in the bathtub scene when he goes, “Why’d you come around me with an ass like that” you know exactly what he’s saying and what he means by it. And that’s the beauty of this song. Because it’s catchy. I had the hook stuck in my head for like a month after I saw the movie. And as much as the song represents the part of the character we don’t want (well… maybe some people do), it’s a great song. There’s really not a single bad song in this entire movie.