The biggest and the best popular movies have been coming out all year long, filling our weekends with movie outings. But this recently released trailer for a seemingly unsuspecting movie has got me more excited than any other movie from this year, and it’s all thanks to the incredible structure of the trailer. 1917 is World War I movie about a do or die mission, with some heavy-hitting actors like Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Mark Strong. Here’s why this trailer is so explosive.
Seeing Everything, and Knowing Nothing
The trailer gives us everything we need to know about the film. We meet our main characters, we learn about the quest, and we see a bit of the conflict they’re going to face. And yet seeing the trailer, it’s very clear that we’re going to be surprised in many different ways.
We see the incredible cinematography from Roger Deakins that make perfectly depicts intense moments in both cramped bunkers and wide-open battlegrounds. And yet we don’t see any hint of the “one take” feel like executed in Birdman.
The sound design in the trailer alone is absolutely incredible. The music is careful to not overpower the incredible explosions and gunfire. The trailer boasts it’s sound design by not being afraid to be quiet at times where the visuals can better portray a feeling than the score or sound design. And yet we are still left in anticipation to see more, and to see where the film will go in utilizing silence.
I’m incredibly excited about this movie because it gives us so much to get excited about, and yet it leaves you wanting more. Give this trailer a watch and see what you think! I truly think that once you learn how to make movies with great stories, you MUST also learn how to make trailers that can effectively show off your movie.