Cinescape Reports on Trailer - Theatrical 'LOTR' Trailer?

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Cinescape Reports on Trailer - Theatrical 'LOTR' Trailer?

Postby Guest » Tue Apr 18, 2000 12:00 am

<TABLE ALIGN="right" CELLPADDING="3" CELLSPACING="2" WIDTH="150"><TR><TD BGCOLOR="CCCCCC" VALIGN="top" ALIGN="left"><A HREF="http://www.theonering.com/gallery/item.sd?iid=733"><IMG SRC="/images/medialibrary/previewcollage.jpg_thumb.jpg"></A><BR><FONT SIZE="1" FACE="verdana,arial,geneva,helvetica,sans-serif" COLOR="000000">Are you ready for 18 months of this?</FONT></TD></TR></TABLE>I picked this up today from Cinescape. It seems that we might be watching a theatrical trailer over 18 months before the movie is released to the public. I know this didn't work for Godzilla, I hope it will work for New Line and LotR.<P>

<I>Okay, we've all seen the online Lord of the Rings preview, but when's it, or the first official trailer, going to hit movie theater screens? According to Mr. Showbiz columnist Charles Fleming, it may be very soon courtesy of an unnamed source at New Line. The source reports that New Line is currently working on a trailer for the first of three films, which won't open until Christmas 2001, for theater screens either this summer or fall. The source also tells the columnist, "It will be huge. You won't be able to escape it."</I>
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18 months?

Postby grishnak » Wed Apr 19, 2000 3:19 am

<p>I DO NOT think that a theatrical trailer should come out anytime soon! Audiences would get very tired of it after 2 or 3 months, and this may actually harm the film. They should release a trailer 5 months before as a maximum in my opinion.</p>
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18 months?

Postby grishnak » Wed Apr 19, 2000 3:19 am

<p>I DO NOT think that a theatrical trailer should come out anytime soon! Audiences would get very tired of it after 2 or 3 months, and this may actually harm the film. They should release a trailer 5 months before as a maximum in my opinion.</p>
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Please don't pull a Godzilla

Postby Uinen » Wed Apr 19, 2000 6:23 am

<p>Please, oh please, don't start showing the trailer too far in advance. It is a very fine line between teasing, creating interest, and overload. Granted, Godzilla would have flopped anyway because it was stinky, but the gross overload didn't help. On the other hand, Jur***ic Park started trailers about a year in advance; they spaced them out so well that it wasn't overload, and the movie did very well.</p>
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Please don't pull a Godzilla

Postby Uinen » Wed Apr 19, 2000 6:23 am

<p>Please, oh please, don't start showing the trailer too far in advance. It is a very fine line between teasing, creating interest, and overload. Granted, Godzilla would have flopped anyway because it was stinky, but the gross overload didn't help. On the other hand, Jur***ic Park started trailers about a year in advance; they spaced them out so well that it wasn't overload, and the movie did very well.</p>
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