Students should create a powerpoint about their top three trailers, choosing
films from different genres - embedding the trailer onto the presentation and
use bullet points to comment on the trailer. Explain why the trailer has been
chosen, why it is effective and how it entices the audience to see the film.
The genre of this film is comedy, this is made clear through
the dialogue and the music.
The music used is upbeat and the lyrics slightly relate to the
In the trailer it is clear that the two main characters are Sandra
Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, who are both popular and
funny actresses which will make people want to watch the
The trailer shows various different shots which allows the
audience to see the different parts of the film and the humour
within the film.
The titles are on a bright red background with block capitals
which grabs the attention of the audience and by stating that it
is by the same director of ‘Bridesmaids’ it helps the trailer
attract the attention of the target audience.
The film poster is on a bright pink background which helps it
stand out and also shows that it is about women. The tag line
under the title further emphasises that the film is a comedy.
This genre of this film is action, this is made clear through the music,
action and titles.
Throughout the trailer there is many titles that appear on screen, by
using a Abraham Lincoln quote it makes the trailer seem more realistic
and ‘close to home’.
The beginning of the trailer builds suspense as it looks like there is real
news broadcasts which again makes it seem more realistic.
Within the trailer it is mentioned that the director of the film has
directed many other famous action movies which helps identify the
Throughout the trailer the main characters are shown a lot which helps
make people want to watch the film as the actors are both very famous
and popular actors.
As the credit for the movie title comes up towards the end it looks as if
the title is fading and breaking away which goes along with the movie
as it shows that the white house is being destroyed.
The font style of the credits within the trailer are in block capitals and
white text on a black background which adds to the serious tone as
there is no colour.
White House Down
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• The genre of this film is romantic however
throughout the film there seems to be a theme of
mystery and drama.
• The trailer starts with a woman running away
from police sirens which makes it seem like a
drama film however later in the trailer it is clear
that the main genre is romantic.
• The music behind the trailer helps reinforce the
genre of the film as it is a happy song that
coincides with the action on screen.
• Within the trailer there are many flashbacks of the
woman's life but it is not made clear why these
flashbacks are significant so this will make people
want to go and watch the film so that they can find
out why the flashbacks are important.
• When the first credit is shown on screen the music
beat drops as each line appears which builds up