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  • 2. Trailer broken down!We were told the name of the movie at the end.I think this is because it will stick in the minds of the viewers.It’s delivered with a burst of energy combining sound and visualaspects making it even more effective.It makes us want to watch all the way through to find out thename of the movie.
  • 3. Why will we be told who is starring in the film?How will this information be given to us?We’re not told the actors within the film. However, we are told‘Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King’ who is highlyrecognised for his outstanding work.The trailer also says ‘From director Stanley Kubrick’ another wellrecognised director.I think these are both mentioned as viewers will associate thesewell known people and their previous good work with the factthat this movie will be worth a watch.
  • 4. What type of events or action from the film willwe see?This trailer doesn’t really give away much at the start. It startsoff showing series of clips to briefly set the plot. It then picks upsome pace . However, compared to previous trailers I haveanalysed, it’s not the most enticing and horrifying. This couldbe because ‘The Shining’ was made in 1980, many years beforethe other films and media production and editing has movedon since then.
  • 5. What clues will the music give us as to what typeof film the trailer is advertising?The music used in this trailer accompanies what I said about theaction and pace.It starts off with eerie slow paced music whilst the brief plot isbeing described. The music then picks up pace in accordance tothe pace of the visuals. It has the traditional burst of a drum soundto go alongside the sudden ‘jumpy’ images. This tells the audienceit’s a horror worth a watch; if a trailer can make you jump, themovie definitely will.
  • 6. If present what type of voice would bedelivering the voice over?There isn’t necessarily a voiceover. However, there is a narrativeto the trailer.The narrative starts at the beginning when the man interviewingthe new potential worker (main character Johnny), he continuestalking over the clips shown afterwards. This broadly tells us thestoryline as the trailer progresses.
  • 7. How will the general speed and editing pace of whatwe see compare to watching a clip from a film? Why isthis? Will the editing pace alter through the trailer, orstay the same?Obviously the actual film is a slower pace than the clipsused within the trailer. However, this horror trailer is slowerpaced than the more recent trailers for newer movies that Ihave seen. I think it gives us more of a sense of what thefilm is actually going to be like.The editing pace picks up and towards the end of the traileris at a reasonable speed by the end. This keeps us intriguedand builds up suspense through pace throughout the trailer.
  • 8. What information will we be given in the verylast frame of the trailer?In the last few frames we see a clip of the main characterlaughing psychotically looking directly into the camera. This isfollowed by an axe being plummeted through a door and the hiswife screaming hysterically. Straight after that it comes up with‘in theatres everywhere May 23d’. I think this is a brilliant way toend the trailer.People wouldn’t see it coming and it’s memorable.
  • 9. What is the logo shown? And why?The logo shown is Warner Bros. I’m pretty sure everybody isfamiliar with this company.This is a good selling point for the makers of ‘The Shining’. Ittells the audience straight away that the film is under goodhands and that Warner Bros wouldn’t agree to have theircompany advertised on a poor quality film.