Here’s another one: my new :30 Second Review of ARGO! If you don’t have time to read my FULL TEXT REVIEW and want the bottom line fast, with VIDEO–
check out Joyce’s :30 Second Review! What do you think?
Lincoln and Argo are thrilling movies, but to express this in 30-seconds is a bit much. It all goes by too fast, despite all your charm Joyce…and I would prefer 45 or 60 seconds, as all of the memorable radio spots I did decades ago were more than 30 seconds. Have you ever seen a noteworthy movie trailer of just 30-seconds? They now prepare so many different trailers (for different types of movies) that for years I was sent to audit them and make sure theaters were running the “right” ones on the right screens, so many were sent to the major chains…
Too often I would preview the trailers before less than a dozen patrons, and be required to call in (Friday afternoon) to what I saw…or which ones “provoked” the most reaction from the “small, limited audience.”
In any event, the average trailer was about 1-2 minutes, as there was only room for 5-6 at most in the 10 minutes before the feature began.
To think, none of today’s technology was even envisioned when my two granduncles owned a vaudville theatre about 100 years ago, when theater meant live actors and musicians for each & every performance.
Hey Stephen– Thanks for the feedback– :30 seconds is short but seems right for this fast-paced world.The thinking is to give people a quick glimpse to help them make a decision about what to see. I then include a link to my FULL TEXT REVIEW for the folks who want more– perhaps after they’ve seen the film. You are terrific to respond– it’s all VERY helpful to me as I experiment with different formats!
How cool that movies seem to “run in your family”!
Love the 30 second review. But I find this more helpful when trying to decide which to see or rent.
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Thanks for the kind words and taking the time to respond!I LOVE the way you would find this useful– that’s exactly what I’m trying to do withthe :30 second review–give folks a shorthand way to see what it’s about, with a bit of analysis and my take on whether or not I liked it. That could be a useful guide– either way!
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