Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The History of the American Movie Trailer

Source: Firstshowing.net

I have always been so fascinated with art of Trailers. Over the years they have become more and more impressive/interesting, becoming a stand-alone work of art. Ever wondered how they got started? Take a look at the history of movie Trailers dating back to 1913, and the evolution that got us to this point. Seven Benedict has put together this 20 minute video essay titled American Trailers, which focuses on just the evolution of Trailers in the United States. If you're a fan of film, I highly recommend taking the journey through movie Trailer history. Enjoy!
 
American Trailers from Steven Benedict on Vimeo.

Benedict explains; "This extended video-essay charts the origins, development and possible future of the trailer in American cinema. Beginning in 1912, moving through to the National Screen Service in the 1940s and on to the groundbreaking work of Andrew Kuehn, it ends off with a look at where the movie trailer is now and where it might go." 

Fascinating, yes?

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