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  • First, some might enjoy this trailer [vitalstream.com] of the upcoming The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy [imdb.com], which is precisely what the guide thinks about... movie trailers O:-)

    I feel the same thing you do about reading anything about a movie prior to seeing it.

    Examples (spoilers):

    1) Before going to watch the first Asterix film (yes, I admit it, I did), I read a text about the movie; it read "and then they catch some prisoner that only in the end they realize to be Ceaser"... in the end???? :-| I spent the whole damn

  • Neat, I didn't even know about the 'no_index' stuff! It'll be added with the next release of the various modules. Thanks!
  • I've long ago noticed the same problem with the cover blurbs on books. They can totally destroy the plot twists that the author intended to actually be a surprise. (When an author gets to be sufficiently popular that the publishers compete for their contract, artistic control over the cover is one of the things that the author can finally insist upon.)
  • The best movie trailer I have ever seen is for Poltergeist 2. And that was nearly 20 years ago! If you've never seen it, you've missed a mini-movie all on its own.

    Nicole and I went to the cinema a few years ago to see something, and unfortunately it was sold out. We looked at the movie posters and saw Devil's Advocate based on the fact that the imagery looked good, and Al Pacino was in it. We both thought it was brilliant. A week or so later we went to see another movie and saw the trailer for Devil's Adv

  • This is very true and very annoying. I used to work in a cinema and in front of my position was a bank of monitors repeating all the trailers over and over.

    I noticed one more interesting effect. Trailers are edited before the actual movie is. This leads to things being cut out of the movie that are in the movie. I still remember the trailer for Dumb and Dumber, it had five good jokes in it, in the space
    of 20 seconds. The actual movie had only four. In two hours. Argh.

  • I have all 7 Harry Potter books on CD, but refuse to listen to them until after I see the movie. This way I think the movie is good, and the book even better. In the other order it would be a good book, and an awful movie. As an example in Episode 4: The Goblet of Fire there is a subplot involving house elves in the book that is completely missing from the movie. If I had known I would have been very upset when watching the movie.