Trailers, trailers everywhere…
The trailer. A long seen but woefully underappreciated art form. Now, they’re not only getting the recognition they deserve, but they’re becoming the movies they deserve.
First, we have the Golden Trailer awards, being held Thursday in New York (at NYU, no less, indicating what a lot of the Tisch Film School graduates are actually going to be doing with their degrees).
But now we’re talking about an entire movie of trailers. Eli Roth (Hostel) has anounced plas to do an entire movie filled with nothing but trailers for non-existent movies. The film would be called Trailer Trash and, like the segments directed by Edgar Wright and himself for Grindhouse, be fake trailers for fake movies. No main feature. “I want to make a movie like Jackass or Borat or Kentucky Fried Movie that’s just totally ridiculous, absurd and silly”, Roth told Rotten Tomatoes. And theoretically, it might even have– well, plot might be too strong a word, let’s try theme.
He might have a point. For years, ComicMix regular Robert Greenberger has been running his travelling trailer show at conventions, with nothing but trailers for upcoming films, and he’s gotten strong audience reactions every time– the trailers are often better received there than the movies are in theaters.