This Week In Trailers: Sound of Noise, Paths of Hate, In Our Name, A Jazzman’s Jazzman: The Gerry Carruthers Story

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers? Sound of Noise Trailer You know that commercial with the dog who smells bacon and sees bacon but looks at a package with the bacon like strips and yells out,
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