Saturday’s Washington Post has an entertaining and informative piece about the annual awards ceremony for the best movie trailers.
One of the most coveted prizes is the Golden Fleece Award, presented to the trailer that most effectively makes a cinematic stinker look good.
Perhaps the classic example is the trailer for “Pearl Harbor”– a previous Golden Fleece winner– which almost, but not quite, persuaded me to see the movie. In fact I can’t think of a trailer that by itself convinced me to see a bad movie. (Usually the blame belongs to universally fawning critics, as with last year’s “Lost in Translation.”)
Anyone want to confess to being suckered by a trailer?