Friday, March 12, 2010

Once bitten, thrice tried: The 'Twilight' trailer formula

When I made a comment the other day about the new Eclipse trailer feeling the same as the others from the Twilight Saga film series, I had no clue how right I was.

Well, Moviefone is on top of its game and developed a seven-item checklist for a Twilight trailer that includes:

1) Sweeping shots of the Pacific Northwest
2) Close-up shots of brooding R.Patz and his lady love
3) A truck or two
4) Heart-to-hearts in the forest
5) Piano music
6) Stating the obvious
7) Slow motion
    Watch and learn...after the jump