Hey, you're welcome, Vi! It seems you really enjoyed the trailer!ShyViolet wrote:That....is.....brilliant!!!!!!
The music, everything. And especially with the "writing" motif that is so frequently the suject of comedy/dramas nowadays...and Jack Nicholson, who was in many "funny-dramas" like As Good as It Gets, etc...
But wait a second...
ShyViolet wrote:Yeah, I agree it's better in the first half, when it's more of a "kooky comedy" it kind of reminded me of Spanglish for some reason, or Terms of Endearment--some James. L Brooks film anyway.
And yeah, the second half seemed kind of choppy, and that shot of Nicholson kissing the dead lady.....ewwwwww....almost ruins it!
What. In. The. World.
You thought the trailer was "brilliant" until Ben gave his opinion!
Anyway, about the trailer's switch in tone, come on, we've seen that in trailer after trailer after trailer. It's a staple for advertisements of feel-good flicks in which the main character has a big epiphany. It's always something like...
"John always thought he had what he wanted."
[John smiles, parties with friends]
"Until he had..."
[John answers his front door]
"...what he didn't want."
[John looks disgusted at some cute kid, whom we'll see being hugged by the end of the trailer]
As for the creepiness in the fake Shining trailer, I think that was 100% intentional. The first time I saw the ad, every few seconds I thought I was going to see a hallway full of blood or evil twin girls. The trailer constantly built up to that, leaving the viewer thinking, "All right, the kid just turned a corner, and WE'RE ABOUT TO SEE..."
Nope, just another cut to something like Jack showing his signature smile.
In my opinion, it's like the trailer is constantly teasing us that way. Personally, I like it.
True, but I see that in a lot of Nicholson's real comedies.Ben wrote:...despite the music, his underlying sense of menace just keep pushing through...