Some interesting new trailers

Still looking at trailers, especially book trailers, so that I can build up a bank to use as examples for students. They are also a great way to promote books to our students. They grab attention and arouse curiosity and can start some good conversation as well. One trailer that my colleague Tania Sheko liked was one for book 1 (Found) in the Missing series by author Margaret Peterson Haddix. She wrote about it in the school’s fiction blog.  Foundis an intiguing action mystery about missing children with plent of twists and puzzles and a cliffhanger ending. The trailer encourages you to read the book.  


The new Sherlock Holmes movie trailer looks great. I always start the Year 8 crime genre term with examples of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories, after all he was the father of the detective stories. The movies and television programs always come up in the conversations about these stories. I am hoping the movie will live up to the trailer but it should provide another great lead into the crime genre (and the detective novel)

…And now for something a little different, hHere is a trailer for a different type of film. The information came from the Culture Now site. We have all heard of the spaghetti western. Now there is Sukiyakiwestern. It is from the Prolific Japanese director Takashi Miike, and is a highly stylized and firm tongue in cheek  remake of Serbio Corbucci’s Django. Quentin Tarantino even makes a cameo as a mysterious master gunman. Quite an amazing clip!

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  2. Here’s a link to the :30 second trailer I produced for my upcoming novel from HarperCollins Children’s Books. I’ve worked in TV for 15 years producing commercials, so I’m a big believer in keeping the trailers short.

    • Thanks for sharing Laura. I agree that trailers should be quite short and so we try to have our students create their trailers with about 30 mins running time as well.

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