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Throughout my research on recut movie trailers, I realized that much of the genre transformations can only be executed by using segments of the original movie and establishing a new context for the actions taking place in those scenes. With … Continue reading

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What Are You Doing in my Swamp?

Shrek (2001) is a family comedy about an ogre and his struggles with friendship and love. While the film has its adult moments, it is, for the most part, a children’s film. I decided to recut this film into a … Continue reading

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Jump Into the Past

  For the trailer remix project, I decided to transform The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014), a comedic drama, into a silent comedy titled While Chasing Boy With Apple (Carlotta de Bellis, 1932)        -and yes, if you … Continue reading

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The Ring of Shire, Hobbit Meets Horror

Horror films bring out the emotions in a person by using tension to instigate fear and horror. These films use the unknown, mystery, suspense, and even aggression to bring tension to the viewer.  They try to feed off of your emotions … Continue reading

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“When you ain’t got Nothing, you got Nothing to Lose.”

  The most important tool I had going into this project was the structure that I observed in my recut trailer research.  In observing a variety of genres recut to an inspirational and motivational one, I noticed that every trailer … Continue reading

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Loving Misery

For my re-cut trailer, I decided to turn the seminal horror film Misery (Rob Reiner, 1990) based off of a book by Stephen King into a lighthearted romance film. The original movie is about an author’s kidnapping by his number … Continue reading

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From Odd to Evil

When faced with the task of remixing a video trailer, I chose to turn Step Brothers (Adam McKay, 2008) into a horror film, with the new title of Dave. Whereas the original movie is a comedy about two middle aged men who live at … Continue reading

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