Welcome to the newest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, special guest Eric D. Snider joins associate editor Nick Newman, staff writer Danny King and I to discuss the mechanics of movie trailers in marketing and creating personal expectations for a film.
Then we search for meaning among the various plots and questions raised by Ridley Scott‘s science fiction epic, Prometheus, starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron. To end we give our picks for upcoming theatrical and home video releases, including Your Sister’s Sister, and Shallow Grave. Then, as a special treat, we give you our top selections of things we watched on our own this week. Stream below or click to download (right-click and save as…).
0:00 – 15:17 – Introduction and discussion of movie trailers
15:17 – 50:09 – Prometheus review
50:09 – 1:00:08 – Top Picks for the week ahead and closing remarks
Opening music comes courtesy of Joy Division, trailer for Prometheus courtesy of 20th Century Fox.
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