Category Archives: Trailer Time

Trailer Time: Trailer Fail?

I found what may be a book trailer, but it’s hard to know for sure: If you look at the handle of the video poster, you’ll see that this trailer was posted by “FailVideos17.” The text sounds like something that … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: A Professional Peek

So, this week’s Trailer Time is going to be a bit different.  First, I’m going to show you two trailers.  Then, I’m going to tell you what’s right, what’s expected, and what’s wrong. The long version: The short version: Now, … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: Sex vs. Heart

I searched for SF again and found a thriller.  Well, let’s take a look anyway: Hear how the music sets the Las Vegas mood?  See how the simple images set the cast and the stage?  I’m particularly impressed by the … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: A Quick Hit

Take a quick peek at this week’s trailer: A girl tells us she’s determined to leave her world, despite the lack of precedence, because she values the truth and that’s the one thing her world lacks.  Her actions will change … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: The “Groupthink” Edition

The tease for this trailer was simply irresistible: Yes, I have (or, at least, had) a copy of Grimm’s Fairytales growing up.  I also watched the Disney versions.  The idealized fairytale lost most of its appeal when I was twelve.  … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: Beautifully Sad

So, I was searching for a “SF book trailer” released this week and this came up: There’s absolutely no indication in the trailer that it fits the designation “SF,” meaning science fiction.  It seems like a solid historical drama.  But … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: An Interview for a Trailer?

This is why platform is important… Granted, most of us cannot make a book trailer out of a television interview.  The question then becomes, if you could, would you? As an interview, this certainly works, it raises attention about the … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: Genre Bending

I searched for a recent SF book trailer.  Take a look at what I found… The trailer classifies the book as an espionage thriller, but the story certainly seems to have a progressive scientific perspective traditional to science fiction novels:  … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: Get to the Heart

I selected the following trailer, because it introduces a “first fantasy novel.”  Let’s take a look: My first reaction to this trailer was annoyance.  Maybe it’s just that I’m tired, but the flashing “lights” created by pictures blinking in and … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: Using the Familiar

Let’s kick off the New Year with a brand new trailer: This trailer is short—coming in at 37 seconds—and gets to the point rather quickly.  Loki is, presumably, telling his own story.  And he’s changing the ending.  The author is … Continue reading

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